Program TypeOperating Assistance
Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2022
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Operating Assistance: Visual Arts and Media Arts Organizations provides funding to assist the general operations of established professional non-profit arts and cultural organizations working in visual arts or media arts. Funding is intended for organizations that sustain an annual artistic and curatorial program encompassing creation, development, presentation, collections, production, distribution, or dissemination activities.
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.
Download the September 2022 Operating Assistance: Visual Arts and Media Arts Organizations Program Guidelines (PDF)
Download the September 2022 Operating Assistance: Visual Arts and Media Arts Organizations 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.