Program TypeProject Assistance
Application DeadlineOctober 15, 2019
- Application Type
The Professional Project Assistance for Media Arts Organizations program supports the development and creation of new or unique public programs and documentation by professional media arts organizations that increase media arts services to the community or facilitate new forms of media arts expression.
Grants are intended to support a single event or activity.
Who Can Apply
Assistance through this program is available to professional media arts organizations and established collectives.
In order to be eligible for support through this program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be based in British Columbia and offer programming in B.C.
- Engage competent professional artistic/curatorial and management and/or project leadership, as demonstrated in previous achievements, collaborations, partnerships, relationships, etc.
- Compensate artists, curators and other professional practitioners by paying fees at industry standards and adhere to international intellectual property rights standards.
Professional Media Arts Organizations
- Be a professional media arts organization registered as a non-profit society in good standing in the Province of British Columbia for at least one year.
- Have operated and offered public programming for a minimum of one year.
- Provide financial statements for the most recently completed fiscal year.
- Not currently receive Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council.
Professional Independent Collectives
- Be readily identified as a professional independent collective of B.C. media arts professionals.
- Be a group of three or more artists who are professionally active in media arts. Curatorial collectives must be composed of three or more curators who are professionally engaged in media arts practice.
- Each member of a collective must have a minimum of two years of professional practice in their field, following basic training, and must have a demonstrated body of previous work as an individual practitioner.
- A professional independent collective must apply under the name of an individual member of the collective, acting as a key contact person and listed as the submitting officer.
- The key contact person will be held responsible for the application and subsequent report. If the application is successful, this person will receive payment of the award on behalf of the collective.
- Each member of the professional independent collective must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, readily identified as a professional British Columbia artist, and have lived in British Columbia for at least twelve months immediately 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 an organization 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 are revised annually. Please ensure that you download and review the most recent version posted to the website.
Program guidelines 2019/20 - PDF version