Welcome to the BCMA!
Your external brain for everything to do with BC’s Museums, Galleries and Heritage Organizations.
National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021
For National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCMA asks you to commit yourself to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples who have been on these lands since the time before memory and put these learnings into practice in your professional lives.
Repatriation Call to Action
The BCMA calls upon all publicly-funded institutions to repatriate ancestral human remains and burial items.
Help Shape the IBPOC Museum Professionals Network!
For you, By you: IBPOC Community Input Survey
In order to better understand the needs and interests of IBPOC museum professionals in this province, please let us know your thoughts, comments, suggestions in the following survey.
Grant Writing 101 – Theory and Practice
In this seven-session online workshop, Grant Writing 101 will introduce you to the theory and practice of writing grants and communicating organizational impact in the non-profit sector. By the end of this virtual workshop, you will learn how to focus your messages, practice a number of common grant writing tasks, and develop a mini-grant revenue development plan.
Dates: June 24th, July, 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, September 2nd, September 16th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On June 15, 2021, the Province of BC is moving to Step 2 of its Restart Plan. This new stage will allow BC residents to travel throughout the province, participate in larger outdoor gatherings with family and friends, and offers new Public Health Orders (PHOs) for indoor gatherings.
We are very excited to welcome Paisley McKenzie to the BCMA team! As our Partnership Coordinator she will be supporting a new partnership between the BCMA and The VR Voyage.
New Tools and Resources
Koy Tayler and Leia Patterson, the BCMA’s Indigenous Engagement team, discuss some key decolonization, repatriation, and allyship resources for non-Indigenous museums and heritage organizations.
Anissa Paulsen, Program Officer with the BC Arts Council will provide an overview of funding opportunities, explain how to register in the BC Arts Council’s online application system, and provide a few basic grant writing tips.
Not just for museums
We embrace a broad and inclusive definition of museums as institutions created in the public interest that engage visitors, foster deeper understanding and promote the enjoyment and sharing of authentic cultural and natural heritage.
Learn about the work of this global advocacy initiative that is exposing the myth of museum neutrality and explore strategies for making museums relevant, socially engaged community spaces that act as agents of positive change.