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Community Presenters Assistance (CPA) Grant Program

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British Columbia (BC) Arts Council - British Columbia (BC) Touring Council, and the Province of BC

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to British Columbia community arts organizations and nonprofit societies to present a series or season of professional performing arts touring events. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to engage professional touring artists and enhance community arts programming. Grants are available for community presenters and key presenters. Live performance events and live-streamed events (or hybrids of the two) are eligible.

Community Presenters Assistance is a partnership program of the BC Touring Council, the Province of BC, and the BC Arts Council, for the purpose of supporting performing arts touring throughout British Columbia by professional artists. This is carried out by providing grants to present a professional performing artist series/season to create a healthy touring network. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 145339

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Community Presenter: Maximum Award: $10,000
- Key Presenter: Maximum Award: $15,000

The eligible amount is based on the following formula for artist fees:
- 50% of fees for professional BC artists including local artists to a maximum of $4,000 per event.
- 30% of fees for other professional Canadian artists to a maximum of $4,000 per event.
- 0% of fees for Non-Canadian artists or non-professional artists (amateur choirs) or highly commercial acts and any/all non “performing artist” presentations (such as films, readings, lectures).

Term of Contract:

Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must:
- Be a community-based arts organization (i.e. arts must be the primary objective described in its incorporation documents);
- Be a registered not-for-profit society in BC with a minimum one-year presenting activity prior to application
- Provide financial statements for the most recently concluded fiscal year;
- Have completed and submitted final reports for any outstanding funding assistance provided through the BC Arts Council prior to making an application for new funding.

For further eligibility criteria for Community Presenters and Key Presenters, see

Activities ineligible under this program include but are not limited to the following:
- Applicants from the municipalities of Vancouver and Victoria;
- Non-Canadian artists, local artists and/or non-professional artists (amateur choirs) or highly commercial artists and any/all non-“performing artist” presentations (such as films, author readings, lectures, etc.);
- Artists not being paid fees at professional rates;
- “Splits of the door” where no guaranteed professional fee is contracted;
- Artists appearing in a series for more than two consecutive years;
- Community festivals:
- Organizations receiving Professional Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council

Additional Exclusions:
- Non-Canadian artists, local artists and/or nonprofessional artists (amateur choirs), or highly commercial artists and any/all non-“performing artist” presentations (such as films, author readings, lectures)
- Choral and dance groups that do not pay their singer/dancers. They may be listed but you must show zero as the eligible funding.
- Festivals and/or performances as part of festivals.
- Performances already supported by BC Arts Council programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for the 2022/23 season: June 30, 2022

First-time applicants must contact the Program Coordinator before completing an application.

Your organization will be informed of the results of adjudication within ten weeks and if successful, receive grant award money after that time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications and direct questions to:
Sheryl McGraw, Program Coordinator
T: 250-352-0021

4000 Parnell Rd
Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

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