Operating Assistance: Literary Arts provides funding to support activities of professional, non-profit organizations in B.C. that provide an annual artistic and/or editorial program encompassing any form of artistic expression or social, cultural, or intellectual commentary or inquiry through:

  • regular publication in print or digital form;
  • presentation, programming, and/or development of writing-based arts and artists.

Download the September 2022 Operating Assistance: Literary Arts Program Guidelines (PDF)

Download the September 2022 Operating Assistance: Literary Arts Application Preview (Word)

This information is only for current Operating Assistance organizations.

An interim application is only required from current Operating Assistance organizations that are on Concerned Status. Application requirements were sent to these organizations in early August.

All current Operating Assistance organizations are required to update their profile in the grants management system including board and staff lists, upload the most recent financial statements and review any additional requirements by October 3, 2023.

If you have questions about what is required, please contact your program advisor.

How to Apply

Operating Assistance program supports organizations’ operations over a funding cycle of two years. Applications for new applicants will open in 2024.

Interim applications are submitted through the Grant Management System.