New fund launched for community events

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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

Help shape the future of arts and culture in B.C.

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There are currently two vacancies on the BC Arts Council board. New members are sought to play an active role in shaping the direction of funding for the arts and culture in British Columbia. The board sets the strategic direction for the BC Arts Council; evaluates performance measures; provides stewardship for the delivery of the

The Early Career Development program is open for the 2021 intake. The deadline this year is June 30. Project Assistance: Early Career Development supports immersive and highly impactful opportunities for emerging and early career practitioners to: develop their artistic and/or administrative practice. participate in knowledge transfer, skill sharing, and reciprocal learning in the sector. expand their

Project Assistance for Media Artists is now open. This program assists independent media artists with the creation of new works, with awards available at two levels: Level 1: Awards up to $10,000 Level 2: Awards up to $25,000 The BC Arts Council defines media arts as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media,

Share Your Images From the Last Year

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2020 was an unusual and challenging year for the arts and culture sector. We’re seeking images from grant recipients that tell the stories of the year they’ve experienced. These images will be considered for use in our forthcoming annual report, our website, and on other platforms. In addition to images of activities that were supported

The Arts-Based Community Development (ABCD) program is now open for applications. The ABCD program supports arts and 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

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