BC Arts Council is excited to announce a new component of the Early Career Development program: Basic Training– for Organizations in Regional Areas. Early Career Development launched this year on June May 29. The intake will close on July 10, 2024. Basic Training supports on-the-job training and experiential learning for emerging artists and arts practitioners

We’re seeking images from grant recipients that help tell the story of B.C.’s arts and culture community over the past year. These images will be considered for use in our 2023/24 annual report, on our website, and potentially on other platforms. We’re looking for images that show: BC Arts Council funded activities which happened between

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the BC Arts Council invite you to join program staff at two upcoming Grants Information Sessions in Nanaimo on Snuneymuxw territory. These sessions will help arts and culture practitioners understand the available grants and how to apply. Grants Information Session: Arts Organizations and Collectives Date: Monday, May 6, 2024

BC Arts Council welcomes three new members

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We are thrilled to welcome three new members to the BC Arts Council! Marnie Hamagami, Prince George Melissa Lee, Vancouver Nika Collison, Skidgate All three members were appointed for terms ending July 31, 2026. The council currently has 15 members, which represent the regions, cultural diversity, and artistic communities across B.C. “Congratulations and a warm

We are thrilled to welcome Roy Henry Vickers as the inaugural Elder-in-Residence within the BC Arts Council. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lana Popham, along with Council Chair Sae-Hoon Stan Chung, joined Roy Henry Vickers in Tofino today to mark this important step for the BC Arts Council. This role was created to

BC Arts Council celebrates Black History Month

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February is Black History Month – a time to acknowledge and learn about the contribution of Black communities in British Columbia and across Canada. BC Arts Council is proud to support many inspiring Black artists and organizations throughout the province. We hope you’ll find time throughout the year to take in some of the arts

Arts Impact is now open! Arts Impact Grants are responsive and flexible funding for arts and culture organizations and collectives. The intention of the program is to allow applicants to prioritize a specific project or group of related activities that will provide the most meaningful impact to their organization, artistic practice, or to their community.

We are looking for new Council members!

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There are two upcoming vacancies on our Council. We are looking for new members to play an active role in shaping the direction of policy, programs and funding for arts and culture in British Columbia. Council is made up of 15 members who broadly represent the different regions and the artistic communities of the province. We recognize

Fall 2023 BC Arts Council Programs

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It’s starting to feel like fall in B.C., which means lots of open programs at the BC Arts Council. Take a look at the programs currently accepting applications below so you don’t miss out on a funding opportunity for your project! Individual Arts Grants: Creative Writers Last day to submit your application is October 6,

Congratulations to BC Arts Council Vice Chair Dana Claxton on being awarded the 2023 Audain Prize for Visual Art. The prize is given out each year by the Audain Foundation to a senior artist in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the arts. Claxton has been an integral part of Council since 2021, helping guide