British Columbia artists and arts organizations have until Aug. 1, 2016, to apply for professional development or touring funding offered by the British Columbia Arts Council.
The Professional Development Project Assistance program helps professional artists and arts administrators take advantage of career opportunities that require travel, or to undertake specific learning activities – such as residencies, courses, workshops and mentorships – that advance their practice or career. Eligible disciplines include creative writing, dance, media arts, museology and conservation, music, publishing, theatre, visual arts and multi-disciplinary practice. For full details about the program guidelines, visit: http://ow.ly/Sper301UBta
Touring Initiatives support B.C. artists and arts organizations touring outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities. Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of major national or international cultural events, or that take advantage of significant market or audience development, or touring opportunities. For full details about the program guidelines, visit: http://ow.ly/TbPi301UBUd
The Government of British Columbia is investing about $60 million in arts and culture again this year to further support a thriving creative economy.
The BC Arts Council is British Columbia’s lead agency for arts funding and development, providing $24 million in 2016-17 to help artists and cultural organizations flourish in communities throughout B.C. The 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, visit: https://www.bcartscouncil.ca