Message from the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture to the British Columbia arts and culture sector regarding COVID-19. I want to start by thanking you for your leadership in this unprecedented situation. I know you are all working in extremely difficult and quickly-changing circumstances. The impacts of COVID-19 to the arts and culture sector

Containment of COVID-19: Update on Required Measures

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To focus efforts on containment of COVID-19 in British Columbia, provincial health officials have implemented the following measures: EVENT CANCELLATIONS: Event organizers are required to cancel any gathering in British Columbia with more than 50 people (view joint statement here). GLOBAL TRAVEL ADVISORY: Federal authorities indicate that Canadians are to avoid all travel outside Canada,

Welcome to Our New Program Officers

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The BC Arts Council is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new program officers. We want to take this opportunity to introduce them to you. Anissa Paulsen Anissa brings more than 20 years experience in the museum, arts, and cultural heritage sectors. After starting her career at the Smithsonian Institution, she worked in

We’re Now on Facebook and Twitter

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The BC Arts Council is now on Facebook and Twitter! If you’re on these platforms, please follow us and help us build a community interested in supporting and developing the arts and culture in B.C.        

We’re excited to announce that the intake for In-Province Arts Touring and Circulation is now open. This pilot program supports organizations, individuals, and groups to engage in opportunities away from their home base within B.C. The deadline for the program is Sunday, March 8. These opportunities could include touring and circulation activities, planning for the

Change to Spring Program Deadlines

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Deadlines have changed for upcoming spring Operating and Professional Project Assistance Programs, including Enhanced Capacity. The new deadline for the following operating assistance programs and associated Enhanced Capacity applications will be April 15, 2020: Operating Assistance for Professional Arts Training Organizations Operating Assistance for Arts Periodicals Operating Assistance for Professional Performing Arts Organizations – Dance

Now Open: Community Arts Festivals

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The Community Arts Festival Program is now open for applications. The deadline for the program is 21 February 2020. The program provides support to community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia in the production of a local community arts festival. Funding is intended to assist with the fees to professional artists and technicians engaged

International Presence Program Now Open

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The Province of B.C. has announced that the International Presence Program is now open for applications, with a deadline of 24 February 2020 at 4:00 pm. Grants from this program are designed to increase the global understanding and appreciation of British Columbia’s arts, culture, creativity, and innovation. Funding aims to develop relationships between B.C.’s arts

COLLAB for artists

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The Canada Council has announced that they will be hosting, with the support of the BC Arts Council, their Collab initiative in Vancouver, January 27 – 30, and in Victoria February 1 – 2. Collab is a series of free sessions designed to help new and early-career artists apply for their first grant or improve

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