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Project Assistance - Community Arts Festivals

Project Assistance assists community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia in the production of a local community arts festival. Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees to professional artists and technicians engaged for the festival. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse forms. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Awards will provide up to a maximum of $7,500. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2016

Note: as January 30th falls on a weekend the application deadline is February 1st.

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:

Application forms are available approximately six weeks before the program deadline.

Print Version PDF.pdf

Print Version ms word.doc

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.