Project Assistance: Professional Arts Training Organizations supports arts and culture organizations in the development and delivery of training activities through a specific project or component within the organization’s overall activities. Grants are not available through this program to support an arts training organization’s general operating activities.

Eligible activities must be led by experienced instructors and either provide basic training that will prepare participants to work at a professional level upon completion or provide professional development for professional artists and cultural workers.

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

Program Guidelines (PDF)

Application Checklist (PDF)

Review the Program Guidelines to learn about:

  • How to apply
  • Who can apply
  • Eligible projects and expenses
  • Exclusions
  • Grant amounts (requests up to $25,000)
  • 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, 2024.


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.

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