The In-Province Arts Touring & Circulation Project Assistance Pilot Program supports the circulation and exposure of B.C. art and artists within B.C.

Awards under this program are intended to support opportunities for arts organizations, independent artists, and collectives, groups or ensembles to engage in artistic opportunities away from their home base.

These opportunities could include touring and circulation activities, planning for the touring or circulation of work, or inter-community artist networking and engagement which serve to benefit:

  • artistic and career development for individual artists;
  • new audience, market, network and community engagement;
  • expanded artistic opportunities for organizations and communities.

Both inbound (for example hosting or presenting) and outbound (for example travel or touring) activities will be eligible.

This program is intended as a pilot for in-province touring, circulation, and community connection activities. The needs and use of the program demonstrated through this pilot will serve to inform future program offerings.

Who Can Apply

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be based in British Columbia AND be one of the following:

  • a professional independent artist or cultural practitioner, who must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in British Columbia for at least twelve months immediately prior to application;


  • an incorporated, non-profit professional or community arts cultural organization, registered and in good standing in the Province of British Columbia for at least one year;


  • a First Nations Band Council, Indigenous Friendship Centre, or Métis Chartered Community;


  • a professional visual arts organization, arts periodical, book publisher, Indigenous cultural centre or public museum, including those operated by a local government, post-secondary institution or First Nation in B.C. with a community-based board of management that sets policy for the organization’s public programs and services;


  • a professional arts or curatorial collective, group or ensemble of three or more professional independent artists or cultural practitioners, as defined above, that have the creation and/or presentation of artistic and curatorial projects as their primary activity.

All interested applicants should review the program guidelines for further information about what is eligible for funding.

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 an organization profile in the system, then an online application form needs to be filled in and submitted.

All applicants 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 2020

Preview of the online application form