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The Arts-Based Community Development (A-BCD) program is now open for applications.

The Project Assistance: Arts-Based Community Development program supports community organizations to engage professional artists in the development and delivery of projects providing arts-based community development impacts and benefits to a specified community. Through collaborative, community-based, arts-centred activities, these projects provide a tangible and active understanding of arts and culture as a path to health, well-being, human dignity, and social transformation.

The A-BCD program provides support in two categories:

  • New Work
  • Arts-Based Community Development Skills Development and Knowledge Transfer

The Leon and Thea Koerner Award is also open for applications.

Established in 1955, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation has provided over ten million dollars in grants to arts and social service organizations throughout B.C. and the Yukon. In 2015, the Foundation transitioned from sixty years of continuous grant making to an endowment that supports the Leon and Thea Koerner Award (LTK Award), now administered through the

The deadline for both programs is May 17, 2022.

You can find out more about both programs on their shared program page.

Join Program Advisors for an overview of these programs and an opportunity to ask questions in an information session:

Applicants are welcome to discuss eligibility and application requirements with Program Advisors:

Clayton Baraniuk | (250) 978-9839 |

Krista Patterson | (236) 478-2550 |