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The WKRAC Resource Library is available for use by the general public by appointment. WKRAC Member Arts Councils can also call for information about borrowing privileges and procedures for Resource Library materials. For direct links to arts resources and funding websites, click on Resources.
 
 
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NEW The Presumption of Culture- Structure, Strategy and Survival in the Canadian cultural Landscape
by Tom Henighan

Stayin' Alive - Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist
by Robin Hopper

Community Arts Tool Kit - a practical guide for community arts and other small, not-for profit organizations
This is is a user friendly binder with great information! Published by the Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils in 2002, it may also be purchased directly through the assembly.

ArtsSmarts: A handbook for artists and educators
Using the power of the arts to release the creative potential of young people. A guidebook on the ArtsSmarts program to assist artists and educators.

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Arts Administration Funding Sources
Comprehensive information on arts funding sources
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Revelstoke Arts Council, 1999

Long & Short-Term Planning
For policy volunteers in recreation,fitness and sport. A step-by-step process and resource for ideas and basic information.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Skills Program, 1985

Sponsors' Handbook for the '80s
Good resource. Lots of ideas and information on funding, budgeting, programming, contracts, publicity, and box office.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Touring Office of Canada Council, 1983

A Step-by-Step Guide to Heritage Tourism Development in the Kootenay-Boundary
Includes information on designing a tourism plan,case studies of successful heritage, action ideas and budgeting ideas.
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: Tourism Action Society,1996

Cultural Services Resource Manual for Arts Councils
A resource manual that covers community arts councils: administration, finances, programming, and resources - tons of info!
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Province of British Columbia, 1981

Directory of the Arts
A Directory listing federal, provincial,and local arts agencies.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Canadian Conference of the Arts, 1992

The Arts Resource Book, 2nd edition
An informative and comprehensive resource on fundraising including federal, provincial and local programs,foundations and other resources.
Areas it relates to: Provincial/National
Published by: Assembly of BC Arts Councils, 1996

The Arts Resource Book, Update
Published by: Assembly of BC Arts Councils, 2000

Work in Progress: human resource issues in the visual arts & crafts
An analysis of career strategies to support career development targeting visual artists & craftspeople.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: HRDC-sponsored, 1991

Occupational Analysis Series: Arts Administrator
An analysis of the functions of the arts administration field in Canada.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Employment &Immigration Canada, 1989

Grassroots & Mountain Wings: the arts in rural and small communities
A diversified series of articles on arts development in small & rural communities.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: The centre for community & cultural studies, Columbia, 1992

Art is Never a Given: Professional Training In The Arts in Canada
A report of the Task Force on Professional Training for the Cultural Sector in Canada; with a mandate to report on the challenges faced by Native Canadians.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Task Force on Prof.Training, 1991

Boards That Make a Difference
A new design for leadership in non profit and public organizations. Should be required reading for all board members.
Areas it relates to: Worldwide
Published by: John Carver, 1990

Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups
A how-to book on fundraising
Areas it relates to: Worldwide
Published by: Self-Counsel Press, 1981

The Effective Management of Volunteer Programs
A standard book on Volunteer Management.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: Volunteer Management Association, 1976

Editing Your Newsletter
An outdated (pre-desktop publishing) but thorough and interesting guide.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: Self-Counsel Press, 1982

Managing the Non-Profit Organization
An outline of principles and practices of managing a non-profit organization.
Areas it relates to: Canada/U.S.
Published by: Harper Collins, 1990

The Fifth Discipline
A description of some of the dysfunctions that occur in arts organizations.
Areas it relates to: Canada/U.S.
Published by: Doubleday, 1990

Leadership for the Common Good
A discussion of the dynamics of,"tackling public problems in a shared-power world" where there is "no one in charge".
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Maxwell MacMillan, 1992

Management for Productivity
A thorough text on the principles of management. Some of the issues addressed are the history of management, the law involved, as well as ethical principles, just to name a few.
Areas it relates to: Canada/U.S.
Published by: 1988

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Arts Directories Jazz, Folk, World & New Music Presenters Directory
A guide of music presenters across Canada for musicians planning tours. Also available at www.canadacouncil.ca
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Canada Council, 1999-2000

Canadian Performing Arts Festivals
Canadian performing arts festivals listed by category, province & date. Also available at www.canadacouncil.ca/grants/outreach/
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Canada Council, 2000-01

Profile of Contact Events
Information to artists and presenters of the performing arts on all Contact events held in Canada. Contact events include artist showcases, training workshops and forums.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Canada Council, 2000

Revelstoke Artist Directory
Directory of visual, literary,performing, film, technical artists in the area.
Areas it relates to: Revelstoke
Published by: Revelstoke Arts Council, 2000

Kootenay Film, Video, TV & Multimedia Directory
Directory of professionals offering services, talent, equipment.
Areas it relates to: Kootenays
Published by: Under the Volcano Festivals, 2000

Arts: 1993 Directory
A directory of visual & performing artists and artisans for Cowichan & Chemainus area .
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: Cowichan Valley Arts Council, 1993

Arts Directory: West Kootenay Region
A directory of West Kootenay artists,galleries, outlets, services and suppliers.
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, 1992

Directory of Annual Festivals & Events
Directory of contacts and dates for annual festivals and events in the Canadian Columbia Basin.
Areas it relates to: Columbia Basin
Published by: Streetfest, 2000

Music Directory Canada
Canada-wide directory of music associations, clubs, competitions, promoters, venues, financial aid, gov't agencies,suppliers, recording studios, artist contacts, festivals, music libraries and more!
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Norris-Whitney Communications Inc., 2001

On Tour
A catalogue of touring & performing artists in BC.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: BC Touring Council for Performing Arts, 1996

On Tour: a catalogue of touring artists
Lists artist description, availability and fee. Includes dance, family, school, music & theatre performers.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: BC Touring Council for Performing Arts, 1997-98

Kootenay Visual Arts Directory
Directory and guide to visual artists, galleries, businesses, museums, heritage sites and festivals in the Kootenays.
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: Province of British Columbia, 1995

Craftpersons' Resource Guide
A guide to galleries,annual craft fairs, suppliers, education, and arts councils.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Crafts Association of BC, 1996-97

Craftfairs 1997
An update to Craftpersons' Guide, 96/97
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Crafts Association of BC, 1997

Artists in Profile, Volume 1
A catalogue of artists in the Cranbrook area, listed by artist's name. One page per artist, includes a photo of their work.
Areas it relates to: Cranbrook
Published by: Cranbrook Arts Council, 1995

Artists in Profile, Volume 1
An artisan catalogue of some Kootenay arts and crafts.
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: Spiral Tree, 1997

Guide to Presenters of School & Family Events
A guide mapping arts programming within BC's school districts.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: ArtStarts, Vancouver, 1998

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Performing Arts Showcase
A documented account of how to run a showcase of regional performing artists so schools can book them first-hand.
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: Compiled by Doti Niedermayer, 1999

A Step-by-Step Guide to Heritage Tourism
A good "how-to" document - readable & well laid-out
Areas it relates to: Regional
Published by: TASK, 1996

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International Arts Programs Partnership in Practice
An arts handbook is a resource for local government from Northern Ireland. Beautiful example of well-funded arts programming.
Areas it relates to: International
Published by: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1996

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
An annual report that is a great example of what can be done with money.
Areas it relates to: International
Published by: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1995-96

To the Millennium: Strategy for the Arts in Northern Ireland
A resource that outlines public relations, and goals, for promoting the arts. A supportive and balanced approach to representing all the arts. Really well done. Good ideas.
Areas it relates to: International
Published by: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1996

A Retrospective Review of Artists' Projects Regional Initiative
A report on a ground-breaking 10-year project in the States where $5.6 million was provided to create 1,226 new art works by individual artists.
Areas it relates to: International
Published by: RMC Research Corp, New Hampshire, US, 1997

Documentation Guide for Artists & Communities Pilot Program
A guide that provides a consistent format for documenting the development of local artists and community projects.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: RMC Research Corp, New Hampshire, US, 1998

Reference Guide: Indicators & the Community Partnerships for Cultural Participation Initiative
A beginning reference guide with recommendations for community foundations as they embark on implementation grants.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: RMC Research Corp, New Hampshire, US, 1997

Programs of Assistance Handbook
A thorough booklet on arts programs in Queensland.
Areas it relates to: International
Published by: The Arts Office Queensland, Australia, 1999

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Annual Reports BC Arts Council
Annual Report
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: BC Arts Council, 1999-2004

Canada Council
Annual Report
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Canada Council, 1998-2004

Columbia Basin Trust
Annual Report
Areas it relates to: Columbia Basin
Published by: CBT, 1996-2005

Columbia Basin Management Plan, periodicals
Magazines that outline Columbia Basin Trust's spending program, implementation, development, and accountability.
Areas it relates to: Columbia Basin
Published by: CBT, 1997

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
List of grant recipients of Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance funding programs
Areas it relates to: Columbia Basin
Published by: CKCA, 1998-2005

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Individual Artists & Non-Profit Organizations - Laws & Regulations Volunteers & the Law
An excellent up-to-date guide for volunteers, organizations & boards on liability, legal duties, conflict of interest, insurance etc.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Law Foundation of BC, Volunteer Vanc. & People's Law School, 2000

Copyright: Questions & Answers
Booklet containing copyright rules and laws in Canada.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Consumer & Corporate Affairs, 1994

Duties & Responsibilities of Directors on Non-Profit Corporations
Introduction handbook to the issue, role, duties, liabilities and protection of Directors, an effective Board. Brief & easy to read. Affordable to buy.
Areas it relates to: National
Published by: Can. Society of Association Executives, 1999

Consultation Paper on Conflicts of Interest: Directors & Societies
This paper discusses ideas and suggestions for changing the law around conflict of interest.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Law Reform Commission of BC, 1993

Report on Conflicts of Interest: Directors & Societies (Vol. 1)
Recommendations to change current laws arising out of a study on conflict of interest laws for directors of societies. Good guidelines for conflict issues.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Law Reform Commission of BC, 1995

The Guide to Better Meetings for Directors of Non-Profit Organizations
Handbook to planning effective meetings, participating for better performance, chairing, rules of order and their effective use, best practices in meeting minutes. Brief & easy to read. Affordable to buy yourself.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Can. Society of Association Executives, 2000

Art, the Art Community and the Law
A legal and business guide for artists, collectors, gallery owners, and curators. Covers the Business of Creating Art, Copyright Law, Art and Obscenity Law, Art Dealers and Artists - the Commercial Link, Auctions, Collection management, Public Art, Taxes.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Int'l Self-Counsel Press Ltd., 1994

Self-Management Workbook for Visual Artists
Copyright fact sheet; artist/dealer checklist, artist/exhibition checklist, public exhibition contract, income tax update, professional standard in juried exhibitions, CARFAC minimum exhibition fee schedule.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), 1993

CARFAC Minimum Copyright Fee Schedule
Exhibition copyright fees, exhibition fees, reproduction copyright fees
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), 1999

Tax Information for Professional Artists
Written for professional performing artists, visual artists and writers.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Revenue Canada, 1994

An Approach to Board Evaluation - A Community Development Project
A board development workbook for trustees and senior staff, advancing arts and heritage organizations in B.C.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Rory Ralston / Third Sector Management Consultants Inc., 1991

Board Development in Context: a professional development workshop for cultural trustees and senior staff
A workshop booklet including 5 sessions pertaining to administration policy, clarity of roles, management styles, planning policies, and board development. Looks like a good reference and work tool.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Rory Ralston / Assembly of BC Arts Councils, 1989

Board Member Manual - BC Assoc. of Community Care
An excellent guide to running and evaluating meetings; understand role of Board and Staff.
Areas it relates to: North America
Published by: Centre for Board & Administrator Relations, U.S.A., 1991

Stewardship & Opportunity: Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Heritage Conservation
A review of heritage legislation, policy and programs in B.C., through a process of public consultation with a view to providing guidelines.
Areas it relates to: BC
Published by: Project Pride Task Force, 1987

Tax Information for Professional Artists
Written for professional performing artists, visual artists and writers.
Areas it relates to: Canada
Published by: Revenue Canada, 1994

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