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The BC Arts Council supports professional, non-profit public museums that sustain an annual curatorial and public program encompassing creation, development, presentation, collections and dissemination activities.

There are two kinds of funding programs: Operating, which provides annual grants to established organizations, and Project, which are one-time grants that target a specific performance, show or project.

As well, the BC Arts Council has programs that encourage innovation, support regional initiatives, touring, training and sustainability.

Please carefully review the program guidelines before you apply to ensure eligibility.

Program Guidelines

Operating Assistance
Public Museums

Project Assistance
Museums, Indigenous Cultural Centres and Visual Arts

Other Programs
Arts and Cultural Service Organizations
Arts-Based Community Development
Community Arts Development
Touring Initiatives