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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 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
  • Performances
  • 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.

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Please Note: The Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund is not related to the BC Arts Council’s Community or Professional Festivals programs.