Media Contacts

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture

Government Communications
and Public Engagement
250 208-4309


Facts about BC Arts Council grants
  • BC Arts Council grants are administered through a peer-review adjudication process.
  • Grant recipients represent a diverse group of artists and arts organizations, including Indigenous groups, scholarship students and community arts councils.
  • Grants in this latest round of funding were awarded under six programs:
    • Early Career Development: supporting early career practitioners to develop their practice through internship, cohort, residency and mentorship opportunities.
    • Scholarships: supporting B.C. residents with full-time arts training costs after they finish secondary school.
    • Media Art Awards: supporting independent professional media artists to create specific projects. Media arts are defined as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media.
    • Strategic Opportunities: assisting B.C. arts and cultural organizations to undertake significant strategic projects to address artistic and organizational opportunities and challenges.
    • Professional Development: supporting opportunities for arts and culture professionals that require travel or to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career.
    • Touring Initiatives: supporting touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities.