BC Arts Council Accepting Applications for Community Arts Festival and Youth Engagement Grants

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2017. Image: Sophia Dagher via Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival 2017. Image: Sophia Dagher via Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

The following is excerpted from a release issued by the BC Arts Council.

The BC Arts Council is accepting applications for two of its project-assistance funding programs: Community Arts Festivals and the Youth Engagement Program.

  • The BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement Program provides grants to eligible arts and cultural organizations in order to engage young British Columbians in the arts. Funding is intended to support the development and delivery of programs that give youth opportunities to take part in arts and culture as participants, makers and audiences. Submissions for the Youth Engagement Program must be post-marked no later than Jan. 15, 2019.

  • The BC Arts Council’s Community Arts Festivals grants are offered to non-profit community-based arts and cultural organizations involved in the production of local arts and culture festivals. Eligible festivals must be more than one day in duration. Grants of up to $6,000 are available to offset the costs paid to professional artists and technicians from throughout B.C. and Canada. Submissions for Community Arts Festivals grants must be post-marked no later than Jan. 30, 2019. [Update, 12/14/18: The deadline for the Community Arts Festivals grants has been extended to February 15. Updated guidelines and application should go up on the BCAC website by end of day, December 14.]

First Nations band councils and Indigenous friendship centres are eligible to apply to both programs.

More information on guidelines and program details, including further eligibility criteria, can be found here.

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