Now Open: Youth Engagement Program

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The Youth Engagement Program is now open. The deadline for applications is January 15th. The Youth Engagement Program supports eligible organizations across the province who are taking innovative and inspiring approaches to actively engage British Columbia’s young people with professional artists and arts and culture programming. Eligible projects include existing programs or new initiatives, including

Online Application System: Having Upload Issues?

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Some individuals using our our new online application system have encountered issues when attempting to upload their CV or images in the supporting materials section. This could be the result of two problems. Either the file size is too large (over 2 GB), or they are using an unsupported browser. All of the most recent

Now Open: Co-op Placements

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The Project Assistance program for Co-op Placements is now open. The deadline for applications is December 15th. This program assists arts and cultural organizations to hire students for professional work experience through co-op placement and work-integrated learning programs. In order to be eligible, applicant organizations must be: an arts organization, museum, book publisher or Indigenous

On October 21st, the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, tabled the BC Arts Council’s Annual Report for the fiscal year 2018 – 2019 in the B.C. Legislature. The redesigned report contains the status of the arts in B.C., the provincial impact of BCAC funding, and a progress report on the 2018

The Project Assistance for Visual Artist program is now open. The deadline for applications is November 15th. The program assists professional visual artists, craft artists and independent critics or curators to create specific projects in their discipline. Awards are available to support the creation of new works. Applications can be made by individuals or a

Arts and culture community members from the Peace Region are invited to attend a one-day Lunch & Learn session with the BC Arts Council and Canadian Heritage. Arts Funding & Your Community: learn more & have your say October 16, 2019, Fort St. John The agenda for the day is as follows: 10:00 am – noon Support

Indigenous Arts Program: Deadline Extended

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council has announced that the deadline for the Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) has been extended to September 30, 2019. IAP provides funding in six different categories for Indigenous artists: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships Arts Micro-Grants Community Land-Based Arts Individual Artists Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations Organizations and Collectives  Click on

New BC Arts Council Website Launched

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The BC Arts Council is excited to have a fresh new look for our website. From our consultation with the sector in Spring 2019, we heard loud and clear that while the content on our previous site was helpful, we needed to streamline navigation, improve user experience, and shed the Web 1.0 look of our

The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) (formerly the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards) provides funding in six different categories for Indigenous artists. Through a strong partnership with the B.C. Arts Council and additional funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, this program is a primary source of support for the unique expressions of B.C.’s Indigenous arts. New!

The BC Arts Council has posted a Short-Form RFP (Request for Proposals) for contracting with an Equity Consultant to support the implementation of New Foundations 2018 – 2022: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council, specifically focused on the strategic direction of Equity, Diversity, and Access. This strategic direction includes four proposed actions: strengthening