Canada Council hosts National Arts Service organisations

On Oct 20 and 21, the Canada Council for the Arts hosted National Arts Service Organisations from across the country at a meeting in Ottawa. Canada Council Director, Robert Sirman spoke about their ongoing review of programs and funding issues. He recommended reading the Backgrounder document on the Council website: which provides a good […]

National Residency Award Open Call

NATIONAL RESIDENCY AWARD So many artists are trying to fit their practice into the hours outside of their day job. Many are setting up “studios” on their living room floors or dining room tables. At Spark Box we offer artists time and space to focus on their work in an encouraging and supportive environment. Imagine […]

Economic impact of arts and culture on the rise

(Pictured) September 30th, ProArt President, Ivan Habel, Victoria Foundation CEO Sandara Richardson, and CRD Arts Committee Chair, David Screech present the 2012 Greater Victoria Arts and Culture Sector Economic Activity Study, by Dr. Brock Smith, from the University of Victoria. The Study finds that the overall economic impact of the arts and culture in Greater […]


Victoria – On Monday, July 15th, new BC Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Coralee Oakes, attended a reception hosted by ProArt for about 80 people, representatives of 30 Victoria area arts organisations. Minister Oakes gave a short speech, and offered the crowd an anecdote about how her new position combined her educational background […]