Project assistance funding is now available for British Columbia's museums

Museums, artists, festivals apply for funding by Oct. 15

Project assistance funding is now available through the BC Arts Council

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, with a deadline of Oct. 15.

• 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, click here.

• 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, click here.

• 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, click here.

• 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, click here.

The government of B.C. is investing approximately $60 million in arts and culture this year, with the BC Arts Council 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.

For more information about the BC Arts Council, click here.