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The Leon and Thea Koerner Award is an award program that is being administered by the
BC Arts Council. Applicants can apply to this program if their project fits with the objectives of the award and fulfils the eligibility requirements.

In 2015, the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation transitioned from sixty years of continuous grant making to an endowment that supports the new Leon and Thea Koerner Award (LTK Award).

The unique purpose of the LTK Award is to improve the well-being of communities, organizations or groups of individuals in BC through the authentic collaboration of community social services and professional arts organizations and artists.

Application Deadline: April 1

Note: if the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Before you Apply:

  • Read the program guidelines.
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are urged to discuss their request with
    Council staff prior to submission.
  • If you do not have Adobe Reader to view the PDF files, click here to download the most recent version.

Program Guidelines

Program guidelines are reviewed and revised annually. Please ensure you are working with the most current program guidelines for each intake.

Print Version PDF.pdf

Application Form:

The intake for 2019 is now closed.

Note: The application form of the Word document is a fillable form. Hit Tab to move from one form field to the next, or Shift+Tab to return to the previous form field.

Mac Users: after saving or opening the MS Word application form, please check your ‘Downloads’ folder, as this is where the file is automatically placed. You may have to select and open the file.