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We are pleased to announce that the Arts Impact Grant program is now accepting applications.

“As we move beyond the pandemic, the Arts Impact Grant Program reflects the commitment of both the Province and the BC Arts Council to ensure arts funding reaches arts organizations and collectives to serve a greater diversity of artists at a time when they need it most,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “We know this funding will strengthen efforts to rebuild in B.C.’s arts community as we continue to work together towards a strong restart and greater equity in the arts sector.”

The Arts Impact Grant program is a responsive and flexible program that allows applicants to prioritize a specific project or group of related activities that will provide the most meaningful impact to their organization, practice, or community, and lead to significant outcomes during this time of recovery, renewal, and change.

“The Arts Impact Grant Program is bolstering pandemic recovery through timely and flexible funding,” said Bob D’Eith, Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film. “This program reflects the priority of the BC Arts Council to provide greater equity and inclusion in the distribution of arts funding to B.C.’s arts organizations and collectives that better reflect the diversity and specific needs of artists in the province.”

Applications will be assessed in one of the following categories:

  • Foundational Impact – Learning, Expanding, and Stabilizing
  • Community Impact – Connecting, Engaging, and Extending
  • Artistic and Cultural Impact
    • Imagining, Creating, and Producing
    • Sharing, Showcasing, and Promoting (including Touring and Circulation initiatives)

Applications for the Arts Impact Grant program can be submitted any time until December 1, 2022.

You can find more information about grant amounts, eligibility, and how to apply on the program page.

“The BC Arts Council continues its commitment to the arts and culture sector as it navigates this period of renewal and looks toward the future,” said BC Arts Council Chair, Sae-Hoon Stan Chung.  “The Arts Impact Grant will again provide flexible, responsive funding to create meaningful impact for artists and communities.”

Check our website and social media channels for upcoming information sessions to hear more about this program.

For general information or further assistance, please contact:
Telephone: 250-356-1718

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