The Arts-Based Community Development (ABCD) program is now open for applications. The ABCD program supports community organizations to engage professional artists in the development and delivery of community-based, arts-centred activities. These activities should contribute to an understanding of arts and culture as a path to health, well-being, human dignity, and celebration. The ABCD program provides

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 –

Today the BC Arts Council is pleased to be administering $14 million through additional resilience supplements to arts and culture organizations across the province. The funding comes through StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan and is in addition to the $21 million in support that was announced by the B.C. Government in September 2020. The funding

The Scholarship Awards Program is Now Open!

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The Scholarship Awards program is now open for the 2021 intake. Scholarship Awards is our oldest program (in fact, the program predates the establishment of the BC Arts Council). The program assists B.C. residents to attend full-time post-secondary arts training and studies or to pursue high school half-day dance programs. Grants are up to $6000

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,

The BC Arts Council is pleased to partner with Creative BC on the Interactive Fund to help position B.C. creators and producers for promising new markets. The Interactive Fund supports the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media projects, content and software applications owned and controlled by B.C. societies, companies or individuals. Applications are

The Province of BC has announced the recipients of the Arts Infrastructure Program grants delivered through the BC Arts Council. Fifty arts and culture organizations are receiving support to improve their spaces or buy equipment. The dedicated funding will help organizations provide space for artists, offer great programs in their communities and contribute to economic

Pivot for Individuals is Here!

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As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re pleased to announce a new funding program, Pivot for Individuals. Where the first Pivot program was designed to help organizations and collectives adapt to the impacts of the pandemic, this new program assists individual professional artists, cultural practitioners, and arts administrators to adapt and transition

We listened to feedback from the arts and culture sector and are today announcing clarifications to the eligibility criteria for the Expanded Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement (EACRS). These clarifications will ensure that the supplement—which is designed to support organizations and collectives to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic—reaches all those for whom it