British Columbia Arts Council (BCAC)
12/01/19 4:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date
Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $7,500 to British Columbia individual artists and arts administrators for career advancing opportunities. Funding is available for professional development events that require travel and for specific learning activities that will advance the recipient’s career. The program assists those applicants who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and are able to link activities to the next stage of their professional development. Awards are made to assist a specific activity.
There are two categories of awards in this program:
- Category 1 – Travel Grants:
Travel grants are intended to assist the presentation of work at single events or exhibitions, or other opportunities. Applicants must be paid a guaranteed fee or honorarium for their participation; in-kind compensation is acceptable. Applicants undertaking touring activity outside the province may be assisted through the BC Arts Council’s Project Assistance - Touring Initiatives Program; please consult the program guidelines or contact the program officer for information.
- Category 2 - Project Grants:
Project grants are intended to assist with specific learning activities to advance a practice or career. Activities should lead to specific learning outcomes, goals or objectives. For descriptions and eligibility for specific types of professional development activities, see: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/documents/guidelines/pdfs/20-024_GLs_ProD_Jun%202019_FINAL.pdf#page=4.
- Eligible expenses in Category 1 – Travel Grants: travel expenses, accommodation and meal per diems.
- Eligible expenses in Category 2 – Project Grants: travel expenses, accommodation expenses, subsistence, use of specialized equipment and supplies for a particular development activity, and fees paid to mentors, advisors, institutions or instructors.
Subsistence (maximum $2,000/month) costs are intended to defray basic living expenses during a project where the applicant is devoting a majority of their time to their project activity.
Anticipated accessibility expenses for Deaf artists/practitioners and artists/practitioners with disabilities related to the proposed professional development activity are eligible in both categories.
Support through this program may form up to 100% of the total project budget; however, applicants who provide a budget with diverse sources of revenue may receive priority.
GrantWatch ID#: 180744
Category 1 – Travel Grants: Awards up to $2,500
Category 2 – Project Grants: Awards up to $7,500
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W3
800 Johnson Street, 2nd Floor
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N3
A full list of program officers is available at: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/about/coordinators.htm
Walter Quan – Program Officer, Professional Development
For general information or further assistance, please contact:
Telephone: 250 356-1718
Canada: British Columbia