Expanded Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement is a one-time funding program for B.C. arts and culture organizations facing financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Can Apply

Assistance is available to:

  • Current BC Arts Council Operating Assistance clients; and
  • Arts and culture organizations and collectives[1] who have received at least one BC Arts Council project grant since April 1st, 2016 (i.e. the past five (5) fiscal years) in eligible programs.
    • Eligible programs include Professional Project Assistance: all disciplines; Project Assistance: Community Arts Organizations; Community Arts Festivals; Arts-Based Community Development; and Youth Engagement Program.

Further detail on eligibility is available in the program guidelines and FAQs (see below).

[1] Established collectives have a demonstrated history of creating or presenting work and a clear commitment to current practice; who can demonstrate current fixed costs related to their practice and ongoing activities as a collective. Collectives must confirm eligibility with a program officer prior to application.

How to Apply

All applicants must be registered in the BCAC Online Grant Application System. It is highly recommended to read the entire How to Apply Online before starting this process.

Registration requests, once completed in the online system, can take up to 4 business days to be approved by BCAC staff.

Once an applicant has a profile in the system, then an online application form needs to be filled in and submitted.

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.

You can access the main log in page of the BCAC Online Grant Application System by clicking the Apply Now button at the bottom of this webpage.

Program Guidelines

Program guidelines

Program FAQs

Preview online application

Preview final report