BC Resources

BC Dance Directory: Resources

Actsafe
Promotes safe healthy workplaces through education, training and outreach.
Geoff Teoli, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.actsafe.ca

Alliance for Arts and Culture
Arts advocacy and resource organization, representing over 350 members (groups and individuals).
Brenda Leadlay, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.allianceforarts.com

ArtsBC/Assembly of BC Arts Councils
Service/advocacy/education organization supporting community and regional arts councils, and other arts organizations.
Sheryl McGraw, Executive Director
Nelson
www.artsbc.org

ArtStarts in Schools
Promotes creativity among young people. Services include booking artists to tour BC schools.
Navida Nuraney, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.artstarts.com

BC Dance Educators' Association
A provincial specialist association within the BC Teachers' Federation.
Kim Wolski, President and Scholarships Coordinator, Nootka Elementary School
Vancouver
www.bcdea.ca

BC Touring Council for the Performing Arts
Provides services to touring artists and those who present them.
Joanna Maratta, Executive Director
Nelson
www.bctouring.org

British Columbia Arts Council
Grants for BC dance artists and organizations: professional development, research, creation, production, remount and touring.
Julie Poskitt, Professional Dance Officer
Victoria
www.bcartscouncil.ca

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter (CADA/West)
Working to improve the socio-economic status of BC dance artists and advance professional standards.
Jessica Wadsworth, Program Coordinator
Vancouver
www.cadawest.org    

Canadian Dance Teachers Association
Professional Canadian association qualifying teachers in different dance disciplines.
www.cdtabc.com

City of Vancouver - Cultural Services
Offers grants programs to Vancouver-based arts and cultural organizations registered as non-profit societies in BC.
Douglas (Doug) Durand, Cultural Planner
Vancouver
www.vancouver.ca/culture

The Dance Centre
Resource organization for dance in BC: information, programs and presentation opportunities, operator of Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Mirna Zagar, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.thedancecentre.ca

Dancer Transition Resource Centre
Helps dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers.
Zaena Campbell, BC Program Officer
Vancouver
www.dtrc.ca

DanceSport BC
Association promoting and encouraging amateur social and competitive ballroom dancing.
Vancouver
www.dancesportbc.com

Eponymous
Arts management agency supporting creative work in various artistic and cultural disciplines.
Jim Smith, Producer
Vancouver
www.eponymous.ca

Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance
Producers of the Making a Scene Conference and other workshops for artists and administrators.
Vancouver
www.gvpta.ca

The Hamber Foundation
Offers grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes.
Vancouver
www.hamberfoundation.ca

Made in BC - Dance on Tour
Arts service organization that provides tours and dance outreach activities throughout BC.
Joel Klein, Program Director
Vancouver
www.madeinbc.org           

New Works
Manages and mentors individual artists and dance companies.
Quincey Kirschner, Executive Director
Vancouver
www.newworks.ca

Training Society of Vancouver
A charitable organization dedicated to cultivating excellence and sustainability within Vancouver’s professional contemporary dance training community.
Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, Chair
Vancouver
www.trainingsocietyofvancouver.ca

Vancouver Ballet Society/Dance International Magazine
Ballet and contemporary masterclasses, annual Spring Seminar with scholarship opportunities, Dance International Magazine published quarterly.
Liz Knox, Administrator
Vancouver
www.vancouverballetsociety.ca
www.danceinternational.org

Vancouver Foundation
Canada’s largest community foundation.
Vancouver
www.vancouverfoundation.ca