Projects Assistance: Media Arts Organizations supports the development, enrichment, and creation of new or unique independent media arts programming and community engagement initiatives through activities including exhibitions, dissemination projects, new works, artists’ residencies, exploration of new artistic or curatorial practices, and audience development. Projects and works must be independent of commercial industries for film, video, and gaming.

BC Arts Council defines media arts as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media. New media includes information and communications technologies used for artistic expression.

Awards are not available through this program to support projects that are solely or primarily focused on the creation of new works.

Download the Project Assistance: Media Arts Organizations Program Guidelines (PDF)

Download the Project Assistance: Media Arts Organizations 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.

There are two intakes for this program each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Applications are currently being accepted until October 17, 2022.


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.