The new BC Arts Council Accelerate Program will increase access and remove barriers to funding for equity-deserving arts and cultural organizations to benefit more people working in B.C.’s arts sector. The two-year pilot program will offer multi-year, flexible funding of up to $30,000 per year to eligible equity-deserving arts and culture organizations and collectives for

Project Assistance for Media Artists is now open. This program assists independent media artists with the creation of new works, with awards available at two levels: Level 1: Awards up to $10,000 Level 2: Awards up to $25,000 The BC Arts Council defines media arts as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media,

The spring intake for our Project Assistance Programs is now open. The deadline for applications this year is April 30, 2021. Included in the spring intake are the following: Project Assistance: Arts Periodicals Project Assistance: Professional Arts Training Organizations Project Assistance: Professional Literary Arts Project Assistance: Professional Performing Arts – Dance Project Assistance: Professional Performing Arts –

The Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, shared a message with the arts and culture sector, introducing herself and Bob D’Eith, the Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film. In her message, she provides updates on the government’s response to COVID-19, their continued commitment to supporting the sector, and new BC Arts

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on artists and communities. While necessary public health orders in response to the pandemic have limited our ability to gather and travel, festival organizers across B.C. have over the last year found creative ways to adapt, often embracing the use of new technology and alternate presentation formats,

We’ve made changes to the Project Assistance programs for Professional Dance, Professional Music, and Professional Theatre. These changes will allow for more direct support to individual artists and also better reflect the creation process for new work in the performing arts. The Project Assistance programs for the performing arts now feature two categories that applicants

To help address the immense and unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having, and will likely continue to have, on the B.C. arts and culture sector, we’ve developed significant updates to our policies and programs. In making these changes, we have been guided by four key objectives, to: support the sustainability of arts and culture

Dear colleagues in the arts and cultural sector in B.C., If you have not yet read the letter from the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture I would encourage you to take the time to do so. The measures we are taking at self-isolation and social distancing are necessary to help flatten

Message from the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture to the British Columbia arts and culture sector regarding COVID-19. I want to start by thanking you for your leadership in this unprecedented situation. I know you are all working in extremely difficult and quickly-changing circumstances. The impacts of COVID-19 to the arts and culture sector