The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

Arts Council of Surrey to Host Roundtable Meeting for Local Arts Organizations

Arts Council of Surrey to Host Roundtable Meeting for Local Arts Organizations

On June 1, members of Surrey arts organizations are invited to attend an event hosted by the Arts Council of Surrey designed as “a unique opportunity to meet and converse with the City of Surrey’s arts and cultural leaders.”

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Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Apply for a City of Vancouver Creative Spark Grant by April 23

Emerging artists across all disciplines living in the City of Vancouver who have an interest in building their careers and working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver by April 23.

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Vancouver City Council Approves Nearly $6 Million in Cultural Grants

Vancouver City Council Approves Nearly $6 Million in Cultural Grants

BC Alliance members are among the 195 organizations receiving $5.85 million in cultural grants.

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Canada Council Issues Response to TAPA Letter

Canada Council Issues Response to TAPA Letter

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts recently issued an open letter to the Canada Council for the Arts, with recommendations for greater equity of access and funding outcomes. On April 3, the Canada Council issued a response.

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City of Vancouver Issues Call for Public Art Projects

City of Vancouver Issues Call for Public Art Projects

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program invites artists to submit their ideas for public art projects by June 6. Artist information sessions will take place April 25 and May 7.

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Upcoming Workshop: "Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant"

Upcoming Workshop: "Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant"

For all those who need the “101” on successfully applying for a BC Gaming Community Grant, the BC Alliance offers “Navigating Gaming: How to Win a Community Gaming Grant” with Mary Ann S. Anderson, February 19. Register now!

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Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

 Introducing the BC Alliance's Winter 2019 Workshop Series!

In the coming weeks, we’re excited to offer sessions on tax preparation, succession planning, Gaming grant applications, and reconciliation through Indigenous art! Click through for more information.

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Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Round-Up: Newly Available City of Vancouver + Provincial Grants

Grants newly open for applications include Community Arts Program and Theatre Rental Grants from the City of Vancouver, and International Presence Funding from the Province of British Columbia. Click through for more information and relevant deadlines.

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Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Accepting Applications for Arts and Culture Grants

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Accepting Applications for Arts and Culture Grants

Artists and arts and culture organizations in the Columbia Basin Trust Region are invited to apply for funding through the CKCA. Deadlines occur on March 1 and 15.

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Province of BC & BC Museums Association Offering Grants for Free Family Day Programming

Province of BC & BC Museums Association Offering Grants for Free Family Day Programming

The Province, in partnership with the BCMA, is providing one-time grants to support local museums, art galleries, historic places, cultural heritage institutions and First Nations communities in coordinating family-based, admission-free, Family Day events. The deadline is February 11, or as funds remain available.

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City of Vancouver Accepting Applications for 2019 Cultural Infrastructure Grants

City of Vancouver Accepting Applications for 2019 Cultural Infrastructure Grants

Recipients of the City of Vancouver’s 2019 Cultural Infrastructure grants will receive funding support of up to $250,000 for costs related to planning, renovations, upgrades, expansion or purchase of your organization’s cultural space. Apply by March 13.

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BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

BC Alliance to Co-Host Upcoming Info Session and One-on-One Meetings on Canada Council Funding

Artists in Vancouver are invited to join the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Alliance for a free public info session on January 28, or sign up for a one-on-one meeting with Canada Council officers January 29.

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Applications Open for Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Grants

Grant applications are now open for BC arts and cultural submissions designed to bring healing to people and communities in response to environmental, social and economic hardships. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

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

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

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Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Applications Open for First Spark Initiative

Arts and heritage organizations can apply for up to $5,000 to organize a collaborative problem-solving activity which seeks to address a common business challenge.

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Federal Government Announces New Social Finance Fund in Fiscal Update

In the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement 2018, it announced that it would create “a Social Finance Fund that gives charitable, non-profit and social purpose organizations access to new financing, and connects them with non-government investors.”

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BC Arts Council and Vancouver Foundation Announce Arts and Social Innovation Info Session in Prince George

BC Arts Council and Vancouver Foundation Announce Arts and Social Innovation Info Session in Prince George

The Prince George info session will take place November 27 at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre.

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Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

Vancouver City Council Approves 2018 Cultural Grants

On November 13, Vancouver City Council approved over $700,000 to boost cultural organizations across Vancouver.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize Issues Call for Submissions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration for the 2019/2020 Salt Spring National Art Prize. Applications open in January.

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Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society Accepting Grant Applications

In addition to its usual project grants program, with grants ranging from $300 to $3,000, the CCACS is offering four support grants of $1,000 each for small community groups or independent artists. Apply by November 22.

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