The BC Arts Council acknowledges the profound moment we are currently experiencing; as we collectively navigate the impacts of COVID-19, we are being called upon to also acknowledge and dismantle the racism, violence, and inequities that exist in our society and our sector. We also acknowledge that inaction from any of us is a form

The BC Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot program for individual artists. The Microgrant Pilot Program is intended to support professional artists and cultural practitioners in B.C. to adapt either an existing work or their professional practice to respond to emergent needs or changes in the arts and culture

The Arts and Culture Resilience Supplement is now open for applications from eligible organizations. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, on a continuous (or rolling) intake. The program has a final application deadline of May 31. The supplement is part of the BC Arts Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations who have received

We’ve made changes to the Project Assistance programs for Professional Dance, Professional Music, and Professional Theatre. These changes will allow for more direct support to individual artists and also better reflect the creation process for new work in the performing arts. The Project Assistance programs for the performing arts now feature two categories that applicants

The spring intake for our Project Assistance Programs is now open. The revised deadline for these programs is May 30. Arts Periodicals Professional Literary Arts Professional Arts Training Organizations Professional Dance Professional Music Professional Theatre The spring intake was delayed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also provided a longer application window

To help address the immense and unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having, and will likely continue to have, on the B.C. arts and culture sector, we’ve developed significant updates to our policies and programs. In making these changes, we have been guided by four key objectives, to: support the sustainability of arts and culture

Dear colleagues in the arts and cultural sector in B.C., If you have not yet read the letter from the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture I would encourage you to take the time to do so. The measures we are taking at self-isolation and social distancing are necessary to help flatten

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,