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

First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is now accepting applications for Indigenous Arts funding. Learn more about the programs from their note below or head to their website at The FPCC Arts Program provides Indigenous arts funding for First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists, communities and organizations in B.C. Those involved with the creation, development, production,

Staffing Update

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Over the past number of months, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the BC Arts Council, has been working to restructure the Arts and Culture Division to better support the arts and culture sector and Ministry priorities. Going forward, the work of the Division

Welcome to New Council Members

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We are thrilled to welcome four new members to the BC Arts Council! Jake Anthony, Burnaby Haley Bassett, Groundbirch Toby Lawrence, Victoria Buk Nkosi, Vancouver All four new members were appointed for terms ending July 31, 2024. “Congratulations and welcome to the new members of the BC Arts Council,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism,

BC Arts Council is grateful to be partnering with Arts BC, BC Museums Association, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance and Rural Arts Inclusion Lab on the Pathways program. This partnership developed out of a shared vision and commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive sector. The BC Arts Council launched Extending Foundations: Action Plan

Kelowna Community Connections: Staff and members of the BC Arts Council invite you to join them for an afternoon of sharing stories, asking questions, and reflecting on what the future holds for arts and culture in your region and throughout B.C. Date: Monday, June 26, 2023 Time: 1:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. Location: the Atrium of the

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 2022/23 annual report, on our website, and potentially on other platforms as well. We’re looking for a variety of images that show: BC Arts Council