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The BC Arts Council

The BC Arts Council includes an administrative branch that works within the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and a 15-member Council, which represents the regions, cultural diversity, and artistic communities of British Columbia.

Council members are appointed by an order in council that also designates the Chair and the Vice-Chair. The Council’s role is to oversee the strategic direction of the Arts Council, review and approve funding awards, prepare an annual report on the status of the arts and culture in B.C., and submit an annual financial report.

The Council meets a minimum of four times a year, and has one annual meeting outside major urban centres.

As an agency of the Province of BC, the BC Arts Council’s board appointments are managed by the Board Resourcing and Development Office (BRDO). To be considered for a board appointment on any of the over 300 provincial boards, agencies or commissions, an expression of interest must be submitted to BRDO. You can find more information on BRDO and Provincial board appointments here.