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Special Programs

Touring Initiatives

Project Assistance - Touring Initiatives

Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of significant national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development and audience development and touring opportunities. Priority will be given to professionally organized tours for which artists are receiving fees.

There are two categories of Touring Initiatives grants:
Category A: Representation at a Significant National or International Exhibition or Event
Category B: Market and Audience Development or Touring Opportunity

Application Deadlines:

April 1
August 1
December 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

Guidelines are revised annually.

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.