Project Assistance: Literary Arts supports eligible professional literary arts organizations or collectives to develop, enrich, and promote Canadian literature and writers through publishing, presentation, and dissemination of literary works and the development of new or unique
public programming and community engagement initiatives.

Download the Project Assistance: Literary Arts Program Guidelines (PDF)

Download accessible (word) Application Previews for Project Assistance for:
Book Publishers
Arts Periodicals – Collectives
Arts Periodicals – Organizations
Literary Organizations



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.