On September 17, 2020 the Province of British Columbia allocated up to $21 million to support an arts and culture resilience plan. The two programs that make up the plan–the Expanded Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement and the Pivot Program–launch on October 16. Administered by the BC Arts Council, these one-time funding opportunities will help

The Launch of Our Fall Project Assistance Programs

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of our fall intake of Project Assistance programs. Project Assistance support project-based grants for specific initiatives. For the fall round, applications are welcome from organizations or collectives depending on the program. Project Assistance: Community Arts Organizations Project Assistance: Media Arts Organizations Project Assistance: Museums & Indigenous Cultural Centres Project

Dear colleagues in the arts and cultural sector in B.C., The Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Lisa Beare, has written regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and our sector.  If you have not yet read her letter, I encourage you to do so. This is a profound moment we are experiencing and, as we collectively navigate

The BC Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot program for individual artists. The Microgrant Pilot Program is intended to support professional artists and cultural practitioners in B.C. to adapt either an existing work or their professional practice to respond to emergent needs or changes in the arts and culture

We’re excited to announce that the intake for In-Province Arts Touring and Circulation is now open. This pilot program supports organizations, individuals, and groups to engage in opportunities away from their home base within B.C. The deadline for the program is Sunday, March 8. These opportunities could include touring and circulation activities, planning for the

Change to Spring Program Deadlines

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Deadlines have changed for upcoming spring Operating and Professional Project Assistance Programs, including Enhanced Capacity. The new deadline for the following operating assistance programs and associated Enhanced Capacity applications will be April 15, 2020: Operating Assistance for Professional Arts Training Organizations Operating Assistance for Arts Periodicals Operating Assistance for Professional Performing Arts Organizations – Dance

Now Open: Community Arts Festivals

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The Community Arts Festival Program is now open for applications. The deadline for the program is 21 February 2020. The program provides support to community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia in the production of a local community arts festival. Funding is intended to assist with the fees to professional artists and technicians engaged

International Presence Program Now Open

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The Province of B.C. has announced that the International Presence Program is now open for applications, with a deadline of 24 February 2020 at 4:00 pm. Grants from this program are designed to increase the global understanding and appreciation of British Columbia’s arts, culture, creativity, and innovation. Funding aims to develop relationships between B.C.’s arts

Arts and culture community members from the Peace Region are invited to attend a one-day Lunch & Learn session with the BC Arts Council and Canadian Heritage. Arts Funding & Your Community: learn more & have your say October 16, 2019, Fort St. John The agenda for the day is as follows: 10:00 am – noon Support

The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) (formerly the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards) provides funding in six different categories for Indigenous artists. Through a strong partnership with the B.C. Arts Council and additional funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, this program is a primary source of support for the unique expressions of B.C.’s Indigenous arts. New!