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 Information Session

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Attention B.C. arts organizations! Would you like to learn more about the Arts Impact grant program? Join BC Arts Council Program staff, Erin Macklem, Michelle Benjamin and Anissa Paulsen for an interactive information session. DATE: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST LOCATION: Zoom

Arts Infrastructure Program Information Session

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Attention B.C. arts organizations! Would you like to learn more about the Arts Infrastructure grant program? Join BC Arts Council Program Officers, Sarah Todd and Erin Macklem, for an interactive information session. DATE: Friday, December 10th, 2021 TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MST LOCATION: Zoom (link will

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

Help shape the future of arts and culture in B.C.

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There are currently two vacancies on the BC Arts Council board. New members are sought to play an active role in shaping the direction of funding for the arts and culture in British Columbia. The board sets the strategic direction for the BC Arts Council; evaluates performance measures; provides stewardship for the delivery of the

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

Share Your Images From the Last Year

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2020 was an unusual and challenging year for the arts and culture sector. We’re seeking images from grant recipients that tell the stories of the year they’ve experienced. These images will be considered for use in our forthcoming annual report, our website, and on other platforms. In addition to images of activities that were supported

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