Cultural Forum welcomes arts organizations to the MAC in Parksville

Kathy Ramsey, President of Arts B.C., will be Arts and Health guest presenter

Arts and culture organizations and community groups are encouraged to attend this fall’s Cultural Forum, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McMillan Art Centre in Parksville.

The morning session will include a workshop on Arts and Health by guest presenter, Kathy Ramsey, President of Arts B.C. This session will share current findings about the benefits of the arts toward social needs, such as our happiness levels, health benefits, youth news and problem solving abilities, and provide several inspirational examples of arts projects to strengthen social well-being in communities.

The afternoon session will consist of an overview of the New Societies Act which has implications for many local community groups, and is being presented by Martha Rans of Artist Legal Outreach in Vancouver.

All are invited to attend the Cultural Roundtable which will meet over the noon hour to share current and upcoming activities of your organization.

Other speakers include Ken Blackburn, director of Campbell River Arts Council, who will address the role of arts councils in community development; and Martha Rans of Artist Legal Outreach

Skills development is an important aspect of ensuring a healthy arts and culture community over the long-term.

Hosted in partnership this year by the Town of Qualicum Beach and Oceanside Community Arts Council, the annual cultural forum helps to cultivate arts administration talent in the area and provide networking opportunities.

Arts and culture organizations, and community groups are encouraged to attend. There is no registration cost, but please RSVP by Oct. 9 to confirm attendance e-mail: board@oceansideartscouncil.com or calling 250-248-8185. Lunch will be provided.

— Submitted by The MAC

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