The BC Arts Council includes an administrative branch that works within the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, and a 15-member Council, which broadly 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 BC Arts Council, review and approve funding, 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 B.C., appointments to the BC Arts Council are managed by the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO). You can find more information on CABRO and Provincial appointments on the CABRO website.

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Council Members


The Council is governed under the Arts Council Act. The BC Arts Council strives to maintain the highest possible governance standards while honouring its legislative commitment to provide an open, accountable and neutrally administered process for managing funds for arts and culture in British Columbia.

The BC Arts Council’s Granting Policy governs and supports the BC Arts Council’s granting activities.

Council Remuneration

The following documents list the remuneration provided to the Council members for their participation.

2022 Council member remuneration

2021 Council member remuneration

2020 Council member remuneration

2019 Council member remuneration

2018 Council member remuneration

2017 Council member remuneration

2016 Council member remuneration