The BC Arts Council has posted
an RFI (Request for Information)
as the first step in contracting an
Equity Consultant to support the implementation of New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council, specifically focused on the strategic direction of Equity, Diversity, and Access.

This strategic direction includes four proposed actions:

  • strengthening engagement with historically underserved groups through increased outreach and communication efforts;
  • collaborating to discover new and improved ways that programs can be made more accessible and relevant, through both application and assessment processes;
  • reviewing and improving organizational policies and procedures through an equity lens;
  • and developing both dedicated
    and integrated funding strategies to better serve historically underfunded groups.

One of the main proposed objectives of the Equity Consultant would be to lead the process for the creation of an equity framework that could guide these actions. Preference may be given to consultants who
self-identify with at least one
equity-seeking community (Indigenous, person of colour, D/deaf, disabled, LGBTQ2S+).

The deadline for responses is February 27, 2019, 2pm.
Access the posting here or by visiting BC Bid and searching for “Equity Consultant” or Document Number RFI19-BCAC-002.  
Click “Supplier Attachment Exists” for full information.

Contact Person:
Allison Bottomley
Senior Program & Policy Analyst
250.216.9291 |

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Final Reports can now be emailed:

Completed and signed Final Reports can now be scanned and submitted by email to
If you submit by email, a hard copy is not required.
We encourage you to email your final report(s),
but you may also continue to mail them to:

PO Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt,
Victoria, BC, V8W 9W3.

Final Report forms can be found here.

Reporting Requirements:

Reporting requirements for all Project Assistance and Individual Arts Awards programs have been revised. Effective June 30, 2016, applicants with overdue final reports are ineligible to apply to BC Arts Council Project Assistance and Individual Arts Awards programs. Project Assistance or Individual Arts Awards submissions from applicants with overdue final reports will be disqualified before adjudication.

Final reports must be submitted within 30 days of project completion. End dates for BCAC funded projects currently in progress must be kept up to date to ensure eligibility for future grant competitions. Changes to project end dates should be requested prior to the original project end date.