We’re pleased to announce that the Community Arts Festivals program is open for intake.
Community Arts Festivals invests in local, community-based arts festivals by supporting fees paid to B.C. or Canadian professional artists, technicians, Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers engaged in the festival.
The festival must be presented by a local Indigenous or community-based arts and cultural organization, have an arts focus, be more than one day in duration, and may feature a combination of local and touring artists.
Awards provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards fees for professional B.C. and Canadian artists, technicians (e.g., video/audio, lighting), Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, as part of an eligible community arts festival.
Deadline to apply: March 7, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PST
You can find guidelines, contact information and how to apply on the program page.
Join BC Arts Council staff for an overview of this program and an opportunity to ask questions in an online information session. Registration is required:
- Tuesday, February 15 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PST (1 p.m. – 2 p.m. MST)
- Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bc-arts-council-info-session-community-arts-festivals-tickets-259866306117
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed request with a program staff member prior to submission.
For general information or further assistance, please contact us: