Now Open: Community Arts Festivals

Categories: Funding News

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

Categories: Funding News

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

COLLAB for artists

Categories: News

The Canada Council has announced that they will be hosting, with the support of the BC Arts Council, their Collab initiative in Vancouver, January 27 – 30, and in Victoria February 1 – 2. Collab is a series of free sessions designed to help new and early-career artists apply for their first grant or improve

Online Application System: Having Upload Issues?

Categories: News

Some individuals using our our new online application system have encountered issues when attempting to upload their CV or images in the supporting materials section. This could be the result of two problems. Either the file size is too large (over 2 GB), or they are using an unsupported browser. All of the most recent

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

Indigenous Arts Program: Deadline Extended

Categories: Indigenous News

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council has announced that the deadline for the Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) has been extended to September 30, 2019. IAP provides funding in six different categories for Indigenous artists: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships Arts Micro-Grants Community Land-Based Arts Individual Artists Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations Organizations and Collectives  Click on

New BC Arts Council Website Launched

Categories: Communications News

The BC Arts Council is excited to have a fresh new look for our website. From our consultation with the sector in Spring 2019, we heard loud and clear that while the content on our previous site was helpful, we needed to streamline navigation, improve user experience, and shed the Web 1.0 look of our

The BC Arts Council has posted a Short-Form RFP (Request for Proposals) for contracting with an Equity Consultant to support the implementation of New Foundations 2018 – 2022: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council, specifically focused on the strategic direction of Equity, Diversity, and Access. This strategic direction includes four proposed actions: strengthening

The BC Arts Council announced the release of its new strategic plan, “New Foundations: 2018-2022” on July 4, 2018. This transformative plan  lays out the framework for the goals and actions of the council for the next five years. Working in collaboration with arts and culture organizations around B.C., the strategy is aimed at improving

artsvest is accepting applications for its unique mentorship training program for small and medium arts, heritage and cultural organizations. The program is open to groups in the following regions: Capital Regional District, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, East Kootenay Regional District, Peace River Regional District, and Haida Gwaii. Info sessions are happening now around the province. Register