• Program Type
    Individual Arts Grants
  • Application Deadline
    December 6, 2023
  • Application Type
  • Fields of Practice


Access our Grant Program Calendar on the Funding page for upcoming BC Arts Council programs.

Individual Arts Grants: Visual Artists supports professional visual artists, contemporary and traditional craft artists, and independent critics and curators with the creation of specific projects.

Grants are available to support the creation of new works. Applications may be made by individuals or on behalf of a collaboration of two or more artists sharing creative control of a project.

Independent curators and critics may apply to further their practice independently from art organizations or institutions. Applications may investigate visual and media arts and/or museum practice.

Download the Program Guidelines (PDF)

Download the Application Checklist (Word)

Download the 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.

Applications are currently being accepted until December 6, 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.