The BC Arts Council welcomes applications from and provides funding to artists and arts and cultural practitioners who are Deaf or have a disability.

New accessibility programs have been developed to address barriers in processes and procedures for applicants who are Deaf or have a disability.

Application Assistance

This program provides funding for support services required to create and submit grant applications, project updates, and final reports for BC Arts Council grants. There is a range of funding amounts depending on the type of service required. Requests should be made at least three weeks before the program or report deadline.

Read more about Application Assistance at this link.

Access Support

This program provides additional funding to support access costs associated with a project funded by a BC Arts Council grant. The Access Support program funds eligible expenses up to $7,500. You can request Access Support anytime after submitting an associated grant application, and up to 90 days after receiving the associated grant application result.

Read more about Access Support at this link.

The BC Arts Council continues to develop existing policies and programs, and pilot new ones, to support greater accessibility, inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Contact Us – We are here to help!

To get advice, an overview of BC Arts Council programs, confirm your eligibility, discuss a request, or to provide feedback on our accessibility programs, contact an Accessibility Coordinator:

For Organizations: Clayton Baraniuk  250-978-9839 or email to:

For Individuals: Nicola Dunne 778-405-4007 or email to: