Description

Grants are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating new work, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

Arts-based community development includes activities that transfer knowledge, celebrate uniqueness, improve infrastructure, or nurture, heal, inspire, and motivate a specified community.

Certain projects also may be eligible to apply to the Leon and Thea Koerner Award.

Who Can Apply

This program is open to:

  • Registered non-profit community or professional arts organizations, in collaboration with a specified community; or
  • Registered non-profit community organizations whose focus is not arts or culture in collaboration with professional artist(s) in any discipline, traditional or contemporary, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in B.C. for at least one year prior to the time of application; or,
  • First Nations Band Councils or Friendship Centres in collaboration with professional artist(s) in any discipline, traditional or contemporary, who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in B.C. for at least one year prior to the time of application.

All interested applicants should review the program guidelines for further information about what is eligible for funding.

How to Apply

The application intake opens approximately six weeks before the program deadline. Check back closer to this date for current guidelines and link to the application process.

All applicants, especially those who are new to the program, are urged to discuss their request with the program officer.

Please note that program staff are typically available during regular business hours Monday - Friday. If a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, staff will be unavailable on that day.

Program Guidelines

Program guidelines are revised annually. Please ensure that you download and review the most recent version posted to the website.

Arts-Based Community Development Program Guidelines