We’re pleased to announce the return of the Professional Development program. After a temporary suspension of the program, the BC Arts Council is again providing opportunities for arts and culture practitioners to apply for professional development activities within the constraints of all relevant public health advisories and protocols. The Professional Development grant assists professional artists,

B.C. arts organizations are invited to an additional live information session about the Arts Impact Grant program with BCAC Program staff. Live transcription (auto-captioning) available. Please note – this session covers the same content as the information session offered on December 15, 2021. DATE: Monday, January 10th, 2022 TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

Arts Impact Grant Program Now Open!

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We’re pleased to announce the Arts Impact Grant program. The Arts Impact Grant is a responsive and flexible funding program. This program allows applicants to prioritize a project that will provide the most necessary and meaningful impact to their organization, practice, and/or community during this time of recovery, renewal, and change. Maximum request amount is

Arts Infrastructure Program Now Open!

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We are pleased to announce that the Arts Infrastructure Program is now accepting applications. The $4-million program helps with the development and enhancement of spaces that support the work of B.C.’s arts and cultural practitioners. Project categories are: Category 1. Planning & Consultation Planning processes and research to support the acquisition, development and/or enhancement of

New fund launched for community events

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The Province is now accepting applications to support B.C.-based events with the new Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund, offered through the Tourism Branch. The Government of B.C. is providing up to $12.9 million in one-time grants to eligible event organizers to support their efforts to resume safely. Grant amounts for each event will be

The Early Career Development program is open for the 2021 intake. The deadline this year is June 30. Project Assistance: Early Career Development supports immersive and highly impactful opportunities for emerging and early career practitioners to: develop their artistic and/or administrative practice. participate in knowledge transfer, skill sharing, and reciprocal learning in the sector. expand their

The Arts-Based Community Development (ABCD) program is now open for applications. The ABCD program supports arts and community organizations to engage professional artists in the development and delivery of community-based, arts-centred activities. These activities should contribute to an understanding of arts and culture as a path to health, well-being, human dignity, and celebration. The ABCD

Today the BC Arts Council is pleased to be administering $14 million through additional resilience supplements to arts and culture organizations across the province. The funding comes through StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan and is in addition to the $21 million in support that was announced by the B.C. Government in September 2020. The funding

The Scholarship Awards Program is Now Open!

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The Scholarship Awards program is now open for the 2021 intake. Scholarship Awards is our oldest program (in fact, the program predates the establishment of the BC Arts Council). The program assists B.C. residents to attend full-time post-secondary arts training and studies or to pursue high school half-day dance programs. Grants are up to $6000

The BC Arts Council is pleased to partner with Creative BC on the Interactive Fund to help position B.C. creators and producers for promising new markets. The Interactive Fund supports the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media projects, content and software applications owned and controlled by B.C. societies, companies or individuals. Applications are