Grants for operating support are available to British Columbia, Canada non-profit media arts organizations that have been in operation for at least two years. New applicants should establish eligibility at least six weeks before the deadline. Media arts encompasses film, video, audio/sound art, and new media. Eligible organizations are regularly involved in the production, distribution, collection, and dissemination of high quality artistic works.
All artists and practitioners strive for excellence in their work. The assessment of artistic excellence is central to the evaluation of requests for funding. The fact that everyone experiences artistic work in his/her own way makes the assessment of artistic quality difficult to discuss.
The Council’s approach is to consider three dimensions of artistic work:
1. Idea – the intention or artistic impetus behind the work.
2. Practice – the effectiveness of how the work is put into practice and the impact it has on those experiencing it.
3. Development – the contribution the work makes to the development of the artist, the art form and the arts more widely.
Media Arts Programs