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

There are currently three vacancies on the BC Arts Council. New members are sought to play an active role in shaping the direction of policy, programs and funding for arts and culture in British Columbia. Collectively, council members set the strategic direction for the BC Arts Council and provide stewardship for the delivery of the

Community Arts Festivals Now Accepting Applications!

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We’re pleased to announce that the Project Assistance: Community Arts Festivals program is open for intake. This program supports the artistic development of local, community-based arts festivals by providing funding for fees paid to B.C. or Canadian professional artists and technicians, and Elders or Traditional Knowledge Keepers engaged in the festival. The festival must be

The intake for the Arts Infrastructure Program will be extended until December 15, 2022. The program is intended to enable organizations to develop and enhance spaces that support the work of B.C.’s arts and cultural practitioners. The program offers funding in three categories: Category 1. Planning & Consultation. Maximum request: $25,000 Category 2. Capital Improvements.

The intake for the new BC Arts Council Accelerate Program will be extended until December 1, 2022. The program is intended to increase access and remove barriers for equity-deserving and regional arts and cultural organizations and collectives. The two-year pilot program offers multi-year, flexible funding of up to $30,000 to eligible equity-deserving or regional arts

We’re pleased to announce that the Individual Arts Awards for Visual Artists program is open for intake. This program provides funding to assist professional visual artists, contemporary and traditional craft artists, and independent critics and curators with the creation of specific projects. Awards are available to support the creation of new works, and applications may