History

Overview: The BC Cultural Sector Development (Council) emerged from a sector study in 2003 funded by HRDC and led by the Alliance for Arts and Culture. Those involved determined that an ongoing presence of such a council could be of benefit to further developing the sector, its relationships within and outside the arts and building collective strategies for sustainability of organizations, events, education and creative professionals.

BCCS LogoThe BC Cultural Sector Development Council is strategically placed to provide catalytic connections between leading organizations and stakeholders for a creative economy in British Columbia. Cutting across silos, finding common ground, translating world-views, and providing a generative framework for solution-finding, we can also provide the infrastructure for direct action.

The Council’s priorities are to focus on actions which will build long-term creative and economic sustainability for individuals and cultural organizations and industries in B.C. by working with existing networks, resources and services, remaining structurally lean and content-rich.