Project Assistance: Professional Arts Training Organizations assists eligible arts and culture  organizations with special training activities and the development of arts and cultural training programs in B.C.

Eligible activities may include specialized training to advance skills for professional artists and cultural workers, or basic training for those committed to pursuing a professional career in the arts.

This program is not intended to support recreational or non-professional arts and culture training/workshops/courses.

Download the Program Guidelines for Project Assistance: Professional Arts Training Organizations  (PDF)
(revised May11)

Download the Application Preview for Project Assistance: Professional Arts Training Organizations (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 May 23, 2023.


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.