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 Projecting a single, strong voice for local culture on and off the Sunshine Coast.     
 
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A Non-profit society established 1998

Vision - The Coast Cultural Alliance is a network of arts, cultural and heritage groups and individuals working to enhance the economic vitality of the Sunshine Coast through cultural sector development and cultural tourism.

Mission - To encourage and participate in the development of employment and business opportunities for the arts, cultural and heritage sectors on the Sunshine Coast.

Values - In order to maintain the apolitical, nonpartisan and respectful intent of alliance, the Coast Cultural Alliance will be governed by a set of guidelines defined as the Basis for Unity.


BASIS FOR UNITY
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Cultural services are an essential component in our community's standard of living and economic well-being. The Coast Cultural Alliance will facilitate and encourage community Arts and Culture involvement and economic development by providing and coordinating cultural opportunities. We seek to encourage and support individuals and organizations to develop their full potential in their chosen endeavors. The Coast Cultural Alliance will represent all segments of our community equally, and without bias.

Therefore:
  • We seek to support existing services on the Sunshine Coast, and to assist new endeavors.
  • We provide nonjudgmental support for all the arts and culture on the Sunshine Coast.
  • We do not get politically involved or take sides in any issues. As an organization we are apolitical and non-partisan.
  • We do not necessarily represent the values or politics of either our sponsors, members or clients.
  • We do reserve the right to warn that a work may be offensive to some and the right not to support work that is in contravention of the Canadian Criminal Code.
  • We also believe that each person involved with the CCA as a member, volunteer, staff or board member:
    --can make a unique contribution to the CCA and will be given the opportunity to do so.
    -- must respect the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the CCA;
    -- will endeavour to work cooperatively with each other in furtherance of the CCA's goal of a successful arts economy and strong and healthy arts and culture community.
  • We will practice cooperative problem-solving, respect for individual differences and mutual support in the day-to-day activities of the CCA.
  • We understand that as the CCA grows, this Basis For Unity may also grow and change but its importance to the alliance will always remain vital.
   
MISSION STATEMENT
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The Coast Cultural Alliance was established in 1998 as a non-profit society to enhance the arts and cultural tourism economies of the Sunshine Coast and to project a single, strong voice for local culture. The Alliance includes groups and individuals from the visual, performing, literary, and media arts on the Sunshine Coast.

Through nonpartisan collaboration, partnerships and representation, all arts groups and individuals may participate in such services as:
  • Collective marketing and promotional campaigns
  • training programs in marketing, communications technology, & entrepreneurial skills
  • listings in and access to a cultural & skills-based database
  • access to computer center and resource library
  • dialogue with purchasers, supporters or producers of local culture, and
  • increased local and global visibility and recognition
In order to maintain the apolitical, nonpartisan and respectful intent of alliance, the Coast Cultural Alliance will be governed by a set of guidelines defined as the Basis for Unity.

Whenever possible, all marketing, training, or technical contracts will be linked with Sunshine Coast businesses and members of the Alliance.

What we cannot do alone, we can do together.

In finding commonality of purpose, the Coast Cultural Alliance hopes to provide services more effectively than many individuals and organizations working separately - such savings of energy and monies to be directed back to the artist, performer, or organization.




The Coast Cultural Alliance is a non-profit society working to enhance the economy of the Sunshine Coast through cultural tourism and the arts.

   
THE PURPOSES OF THE SOCIETY ARE:
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  1. To enhance the arts and cultural tourist economies of the Sunshine Coast.

  2. To project a single, strong voice for local culture.

  3. To encourage communication and cooperation within the Sunshine Coast's visual and performing arts organizations and individuals, various levels of government, funding bodies, businesses and foundations.

  4. To assist artists, performers, and cultural workers to maximize their potential by offering ongoing education in marketing, communications technology, and entrepreneurial skills.

  5. To assist amateur to professional groups and individuals with collective marketing, promotion, and to provide resources for that assistance.

  6. To, whenever possible, utilize Sunshine Coast businesses and members of the Alliance for marketing, training or technical purposes.

  7. To acquire, hold and dispose of any real or personal property in furtherance of the purposes of the society.

  8. To apply for, raise and receive grants, fees, gifts, legacies, devises and bequests and to hold, administer, invest, expend or deal with same in furtherance of the purposes of the Society.

  9. To do all such other acts and things as are conducive to the attainment of the purposes of the Society.
* For a copy of the Coast Cultural Alliance Constitution and Bylaws click here

* For a copy of the Society Act Bylaws click here

2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Verna Chan 537 Veterans Road, Gibsons, BC ~ 604.886.3114
Shelley Harrison Rae 5852 Skookumchuk Road, Sandy Hook, BC ~ 604.885.3572
Rick Harmer  5027 Bear Bay Road, BC ~ 604.883.3678
Deanne Mineau 5328 Cedarview Place, Sechelt ~ 604.885.6117
Elaine Seepish  221-1585 Field Road, Sechelt, BC ~ 604.747.2999
Carol Stewart #37 555 Eaglecrest Dr, Gibsons, BC ~ 604.885.6510
Leanne Turnbull 523 Central Avenue, Gibsons, BC ~ 604.886.7636
Linda Williams 4638 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Sechelt, BC ~ 604.740.5825



Contact the Coast Cultural Alliance

by mail: 4638 Sunshine Coast Hwy. Sechelt BC V0N 3A2
by phone: 604.740.7189 (leave msg)
email: artsinfo@suncoastarts.com

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