Description

In 2015, the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation transitioned from sixty years of continuous grant making to an endowment that supports the new Leon and Thea Koerner Award (LTK Award), which is administered through the BC Arts Council. The unique purpose of the LTK Award is to improve the well-being of communities, organizations or groups of individuals in BC through the authentic collaboration of community social services and professional arts organizations and artists.

Who Can Apply

Proposals are invited from:

  1. Community social service agencies (with charitable status) working with a professional arts organization, or vice versa, in collaboration with a specified community, or
  2. Community social service organizations with charitable status, 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
  3. First Nations Band Councils or Friendship Centres with charitable status or a qualified donee 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.

All applicants, especially those who are new to the program, are urged to discuss their request with the program officer that corresponds to their area of practice prior to submission.

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.

Leon and Thea Koerner Award Program Guidelines