Welcome to BC Creative Convergence
British Columbia’s arts, culture, and heritage community began a conversation at Arts Summit 2013 about the need for a comprehensive and sustainable cultural policy for our province. Out of that gathering came an initiative titled “BC Creative Convergence: Towards a Cultural Policy Framework”, generating a series of meetings, presentations and roundtable events to collect input from all disciplines, sectors, and communities of place, practice, and identity.
The first year of BC Creative Convergence activity focused on identifying and documenting the themes and policy needs discussed at Summit ’13, widening the net of community engagement, and preparing a preliminary progress report which was shared and discussed at Arts Summit 2014.
Community Cultural Roundtables
The next step is a series of Community Cultural Roundtables throughout BC to seek further input and generate wider and deeper engagement in the BC Creative Convergence process.
In partnership with the Alliance for Arts and Culture, and with the support of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Culture, several Roundtables will be hosted by ArtsBC’s regional directors or their local colleagues and will take one of two forms. Either the Alliance’s team will make a presentation and facilitate the discussion, or a local organizer will host and make the presentation using a toolkit provided by the Alliance. With this two-pronged approach we hope to cast the net as wide as possible.
Community Cultural Roundtables will take place across the province from Fall 2014 - Spring 2015. Results of these consultations and discussions will be shared, along with next steps in the BC Creative Convergence process, at Arts Summit 2015 (June 19 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver).
BC Creative Convergence is an initiative of the Alliance for Arts and Culture,
in partnership with ArtsBC.