• Program Type
    Project Assistance
  • Application Deadline
    February 22, 2024
  • Application Type
  • Fields of Practice


Access our Grant Program Calendar on the Funding page for upcoming BC Arts Council programs.

Project Assistance: Community Arts Festivals 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 Knowledge Keepers engaged in the festival.

The festival must be an existing festival, with an arts focus, presented by local Indigenous or community arts organizations, and may feature a combination of local and touring artists.

A festival is an event that includes related arts and cultural activities and programming presented within a concentrated place and time and must be longer than one day in duration. Grants received through this program are provided to support the artistic and cultural programming fees of community-based arts festivals.

Program Guidelines (PDF)

Application Checklist (PDF)

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 February 22, 2024.


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.

Access Support
This program provides additional funding to support access costs associated with a project funded by a BC Arts Council grant.


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.