Project Assistance: Professional Performing Arts Organizations supports the development, creation, production, realization, dissemination, or live performance of classical, experimental, original, traditional, and contemporary performing art forms from all world cultures. Performing Arts includes dance, music, theatre, multidisciplinary, or other performing arts practices such as circus arts and comedy.

The program supports organizations and collectives and has two categories:

  • Development and Creation supports the initial stages of the creative process, including research, creation, and project development.
  • Production and Realization supports the latter stages of the creative process, including production, presentation, remounts and post-production.

For projects with a full range of activity you may apply for both categories in the same application.

Program Guidelines (PDF) – Updated May 13, 2024

Application Preview – (Word) Updated May 8, 2024

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.