Project Assistance: Literary Arts supports professional literary arts organizations in British Columbia to develop and promote Canadian literature and Canadian writers through publishing, presentation, and dissemination of works of literary, artistic, or cultural importance. This is achieved through support for:

  • A single literary arts activity or event, or the artistic programming activities of a literary arts organization or collective;
  • Periodicals that publish and promote artistic expression and/or social, cultural, or intellectual commentary or inquiry; or
  • The publication of up to three books by an eligible book publisher.

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

Download the Project Assistance: Arts Periodicals Application preview (word)

Download the Project Assistance: Literary Organizations Application preview (word)

Download the Project Assistance: Publishers Application preview (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 October 17, 2022.


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.