ABPBC among inaugural participants of BC Artscape Cultural Space Development Program
The Association of Book Publishers of BC is one of the six non-profit organizations to receive support from the newly created BC Artscape.
“BC Artscape, the non-profit organization mandated to ‘make space for creativity and transform communities,’ has announced the six non-profit organizations which will receive support through the first instance of the BC Artscape Cultural Space Development Mentorship & Coaching Program, a program funded by the City of Vancouver and Vancity Community Foundation.
“Art Space Action, The Association of Book Publishers of BC, Contemporary Art Matters, MakerLabs, the Powell Street Festival Society and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre Society will benefit from a free-of-charge year-long program designed to build their capacity to advance their own creative placemaking projects that will benefit local communities.”
The ABPBC is a trade association, founded in 1974, whose aims are to foster an environment in which members will flourish and to expand an awareness of the value of books in all our lives. In addition to spearheading the Read Local BC campaign, the ABPBC has recently been conducting feasibility studies for a Literary Arts Centre in Vancouver.