The Accelerate Pilot Program is a two-year initiative to improve access and reduce barriers to funding for equity deserving and regional arts and culture organizations and collectives. Funding is intended to offer stability while being flexible in supporting a range of expenses related to:

  • General operating costs;
  • Organizational development; and
  • Capacity building.

Funds can also be attributed to:

  • Project expenses related to artistic growth, development, production, exhibition, and dissemination.

Download the Accelerate Program Guidelines (PDF)

Download the Accelerate Program Application Preview (Word)

Review the Program Guidelines to learn about:

  • How to apply
  • Who can apply
  • Eligible projects and expenses
  • Exclusions
  • Grant amounts
  • What is needed for the application, including support material
  • How applications will be assessed

Please review the Program Guidelines before contacting the Program Advisor.

Applications are currently being accepted until December 1, 2022.


Application Assistance
This program provides funding for support services required to create and submit grant applications, project updates, and final reports for BC Arts Council grants.


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How to Apply

Applications are submitted through the Grant Management System.

New applicants must register and create a profile in the online system. Once the registration request is submitted, it may take up to four business days to process your request.