BC Arts Council Opens Applications for 2019/20 Strategic Opportunities Program

The BC Arts Council (BCAC) has announced that 2019/20 Strategic Opportunities Program guidelines and application form are now available for download here.

The Strategic Opportunities Program assists BC arts and cultural organizations, including museums, to undertake significant strategic projects to address organizational opportunities and challenges, including:

  • support for the creation of new work (including commissioning and collaboration);

  • innovation in or enhancement of programming activity;

  • capacity building;

  • organizational transition; and/or

  • investment in capital projects (facilities or specialized equipment).

Eligibility and Requirements

An eligible applicant must:

  • Not currently receive Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council (with the exception of Community Arts Organizations); AND

  • Be an arts organization, museum, book publisher or Indigenous cultural centre that has received at least one grant from the BC Arts Council since April 1, 2014 through BC Arts Council discipline-specific programs; OR

  • Be an incorporated non-profit arts and cultural organization that has received a grant through the BC Arts Council’s Shared Cost Arrangement programs at BC Touring Council or First Peoples’ Cultural Council (Aboriginal Arts Development Awards) since April 1, 2017; AND

  • Not have any outstanding final reports on previous BC Arts Council grants.

Deadlines and Information

The application deadline is July 2, 2019. Further information on the Project Assistance for Strategic Opportunities Program can be found below:

General Program Overview

Strategic Opportunities Program Guidelines

Strategic Opportunities Program Application Form

All applicants, especially new applicants to this program, are urged to discuss their request with the program officer prior to submitting their application.

For more information on the Strategic Opportunities Program, please contact:

Telephone: (250) 356-1718
Email: bcartscouncil@gov.bc.ca

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