Arts and culture organizations can now apply for funding in three project assistance program areas delivered through the BC Arts Council.
The Innovations program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided towards new works by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.
Applications are also being accepted for Capacity and Sustainability, a special project program designed to support specific initiatives in human resources, marketing and development or the acquisition of small capital assets.
Application deadline for these two programs is July 2, 2014.
Arts-based Community Development project applications are being accepted until July 15, 2014. These awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.
Application guidelines and program details for these and all funding opportunities can be found at: www.bcartscouncil.ca
The BC Arts Council is the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for arts funding and development. All BC Arts Council grants are awarded through a peer assessment process that relies on the knowledge and expertise of the province’s talented arts and culture community.
In 2014-15, government is investing $60 million overall in British Columbia’s artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions. This includes $24 million to the BC Arts Council - the highest level of funding in the council’s history.
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development