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 up to 20% of the total event budget, to a maximum of $250,000 per application.
Eligible events include sport, community celebrations, agricultural fairs, rodeos, exhibitions, and arts and culture events lasting up-to 21 days, such as:
- Music, film, mural, and multicultural festivals
- Art walks
Applications submitted by organizations will be required to demonstrate local or regional support and show the economic and social benefits for the community.
- To see the Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund criteria and application, visit: https://gov.bc.ca/fairs-festivals-events-recovery
- To read the news release, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021TACS0059-001687
Please direct any inquiries to COVID.Tourism.Recovery@gov.bc.ca after having reviewed the available information.
Please Note: The Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund is not related to the BC Arts Council’s Community or Professional Festivals programs.