–Funding for the arts
Project assistance funding is now available for British Columbia’s museums, visual artists, media artists, and community and professional arts organizations through the BC Arts Council.
Four project assistance programs are currently accepting applications:
- Museums and Visual Arts Organizations – assistance supports projects by professional museums, Aboriginal cultural centres and visual arts organizations, including artists and curatorial collectives. These may include exhibitions, artists’ residencies, audience development or collections management projects. For full guidelines, visit: http://ow.ly/xNjW304mnEi
- Media Arts Organizations – assistance supports projects by professional media arts organizations that increase media arts services to the community or facilitate new forms of media arts expression. For full guidelines, visit: http://ow.ly/2hyN304mnxJ
- Community Arts Development – assistance supports non-profit community arts and cultural organizations not currently receiving Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council. For full guidelines, visit: http://ow.ly/Pj67304mnra
- Arts Festivals – assistance supports the development, enrichment and creation of public programs within existing arts festivals. The program is not available to recipients of Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council. For full guidelines, visit:http://ow.ly/QtKB304mnKR
The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2016.
The Government of British Columbia is investing approximately $60 million in arts and culture again this year to further support a thriving creative economy. Supported within this funding, the BC Arts Council is providing $24 million to help artists and cultural organizations flourish in more than 200 communities throughout the province. The BC Arts Council draws upon the expertise of British Columbia’s arts and culture community to provide an independent peer-review adjudication process.