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

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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Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Offers Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Offers Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Free workshops start November 8 across the Columbia Basin and online.

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The BC Alliance is Excited to Offer An Exclusive Grant-Writing Workshop on the City of Vancouver's Project Grants

The BC Alliance is Excited to Offer An Exclusive Grant-Writing Workshop on the City of Vancouver's Project Grants

The City of Vancouver has just launched its 2019 Cultural Project Grants (more info inside). The BC Alliance and grant-writing expert Mary Ann Anderson can help you get a leg up in the application process with our exclusive hands-on workshop, November 21.

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Vancouver Foundation and BC Arts Council to Launch Arts and Social Innovation Program

Running from March to May of 2019, the Program will support a cohort of 12 teams to develop projects specifically examining barriers to equity, diversity, and access.

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City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

City of Vancouver to Launch Activation of Underutilized Spaces Grant November 1

The Activation of Underutilized Vancouver Civic Theatres Spaces Grant seeks to address the need for space by arts and culture groups, increase the use of Vancouver’s civic theatre spaces, and enhance Vancouver's status as a liveable city. Applications open November 1.

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ArtStarts Extends Deadline for Creative Spark Grants

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.

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First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

First Peoples' Cultural Council Opens Grant Applications

The FPCC offers five grant categories for BC Indigenous artists and organizations with funding from $10,000-$30,000. The deadline is October 31.

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Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

The Canada Council for the Arts is offering information sessions and one-on-one meetings to Vancouver-area writers curious about its Explore and Create program, October 17 and 18.

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More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More Than $150K Available in City of Kelowna Arts & Culture Grants

More than $150,000 is available in arts and culture grants as the City of Kelowna is now accepting applications for their 2019 Arts and Culture General Operating or Project grants.

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New Fund Focuses On Canada-UK Theatre Collaborations

A fund supporting British and Canadian theatre makers has been set up to nurture creative partnerships and productions between the two countries.

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Upcoming Workshops: Arts and Culture Grant Information in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna is hosting two arts and culture grant information workshops to help guide local, incorporated, non-profit organizations interested in applying for 2019 Arts and Culture General Operating or Project Grants.

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24 Events Funded Through Tourism Events Program

People in communities around the province are looking forward to welcoming even more visitors to their local events and festivals in the year ahead, with marketing support from the Province of BC.

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Applications Open for the 2019 Surrey Cultural Grants Program

The intake period for the 2019 City of Surrey Cultural Grants is now open — attend an info session September 19, and send your Expression of Interest by September 26.

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Five New Members Appointed to BC Arts Council Board

Phillip Djwa, an expert in digital technology, and Norman Armour, formerly of the boundary-expanding PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, are among the new appointees.

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City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

City of Vancouver Secures $400K in Funding for Music Industry

The City has also approved four recommendations to support a wide variety of small to large-scale outdoor events.

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