Enhanced Capacity Assistance is designed to provide flexible, responsive, general funding to assist professional arts organizations currently supported through the BC Arts Council’s Operating Assistance programs.

This funding assists organizations to undertake significant strategic activity to address artistic and organizational challenges and opportunities, manage transition, support risk, introduce change and innovation, and/or enhance aspects of organizational capacity.

Who Can Apply

This program is open to:

  • Organizations who are applying for Operating Assistance.

How to Apply

The application intake opens approximately six weeks before the program deadline. Check back closer to this date for current guidelines and link to the application process.

All applicants, especially those who are new to the program, are urged to discuss their request with the program officer.

Please note that program staff are typically available during regular business hours Monday - Friday. If a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, staff will be unavailable on that day.

Program Guidelines

Program guidelines are revised annually. They will be posted here six weeks before the program deadline.