We are thrilled to welcome Roy Henry Vickers as the inaugural Elder-in-Residence within the BC Arts Council. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lana Popham, along with Council Chair Sae-Hoon Stan Chung, joined Roy Henry Vickers in Tofino today to mark this important step for the BC Arts Council. This role was created to

We are looking for new Council members!

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There are two upcoming vacancies on our Council. We are looking for new members to play an active role in shaping the direction of policy, programs and funding for arts and culture in British Columbia. Council is made up of 15 members who broadly represent the different regions and the artistic communities of the province. We recognize

Congratulations to BC Arts Council Vice Chair Dana Claxton on being awarded the 2023 Audain Prize for Visual Art. The prize is given out each year by the Audain Foundation to a senior artist in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the arts. Claxton has been an integral part of Council since 2021, helping guide

Staffing Update

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Over the past number of months, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the BC Arts Council, has been working to restructure the Arts and Culture Division to better support the arts and culture sector and Ministry priorities. Going forward, the work of the Division

Welcome to New Council Members

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We are thrilled to welcome four new members to the BC Arts Council! Jake Anthony, Burnaby Haley Bassett, Groundbirch Toby Lawrence, Victoria Buk Nkosi, Vancouver All four new members were appointed for terms ending July 31, 2024. “Congratulations and welcome to the new members of the BC Arts Council,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism,

Kelowna Community Connections: Staff and members of the BC Arts Council invite you to join them for an afternoon of sharing stories, asking questions, and reflecting on what the future holds for arts and culture in your region and throughout B.C. Date: Monday, June 26, 2023 Time: 1:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. Location: the Atrium of the

We’re seeking images from grant recipients that help tell the story of B.C.’s arts and culture community over the past year. These images will be considered for use in our 2022/23 annual report, on our website, and potentially on other platforms as well. We’re looking for a variety of images that show: BC Arts Council

There are currently three vacancies on the BC Arts Council. New members are sought to play an active role in shaping the direction of policy, programs and funding for arts and culture in British Columbia. Collectively, council members set the strategic direction for the BC Arts Council and provide stewardship for the delivery of the

The intake for the Arts Infrastructure Program will be extended until December 15, 2022. The program is intended to enable organizations to develop and enhance spaces that support the work of B.C.’s arts and cultural practitioners. The program offers funding in three categories: Category 1. Planning & Consultation. Maximum request: $25,000 Category 2. Capital Improvements.

The intake for the new BC Arts Council Accelerate Program will be extended until December 1, 2022. The program is intended to increase access and remove barriers for equity-deserving and regional arts and cultural organizations and collectives. The two-year pilot program offers multi-year, flexible funding of up to $30,000 to eligible equity-deserving or regional arts