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We’re pleased to announce that Operating Assistance: Community Arts Organizations program is open for intake.

Operating Assistance: Community Arts Organizations provides funding to assist the general operations of established community-based non-profit arts organizations working in community engaged arts through a range of artistic and cultural programming. The program is intended for organizations that sustain an annual community-based artistic program encompassing creation activities, organizational / artistic / cultural development, production, dissemination, exhibition and public presentation.

The Operating Assistance program supports organizations’ operations over a funding cycle of two years.

There are three components to Operating Assistance: Community Arts Organizations:

  1. Basic Assistance: Award level is a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $20,000 annually.
  2. Local Matching Funds: Awards may be eligible for 100% matching funding to a maximum of $5,000 annually.
  3. Capacity and Program Development: Award level is a maximum of $10,000 annually.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2022

You can find more information about program components, grant amounts, eligibility, and how to apply on the program page.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss eligibility and application requirements with the Program Advisor.


BC Arts Council Info Session: Community Arts Operating Assistance

Join BC Arts Council Program Advisors for the upcoming Operating Assistance: Community Arts Organizations Information Session. BC Arts Council Program Advisors will go over the Community Arts Operating Assistance intake for 2022/23 with time for Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to review the Operating Assistance program guidelines in advance to get the most from this info session.

Please register in advance of the webinar by clicking the link below:

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 3 pm – 4 pm PST (4 pm – 5 pm MT)
Registration required:

Contact Information
Krista Patterson | 236-478-2550 |

For general information or further assistance, please contact:

Telephone: 250-356-1718


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