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Grants to British Columbia, Canada Media Arts Non-Profits for General Operational Support

Operating Assistance - Media Arts Organizations

British Columbia Arts Council (BCAC)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #145369

Grant Description

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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.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible applicant must:
• Be registered as a non-profit society in good standing in the Province of British Columbia and have operated as a media arts organization for two fiscal years prior to application.
• In the case of new applicants, have received at least two Professional Project Assistance awards from the British Columbia Arts Council.
• Provide public programming and have done so in the immediately preceding two years.
• Compensate artists and arts professionals by paying fees at industry standards and adhere to international intellectual property rights standards.
• Have professional artistic/curatorial and administrative leadership.
• Demonstrate need for financial assistance as defined by Council policy.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations that have not previously received Operating Assistance are encouraged to establish eligibility with Council staff at least six weeks before the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Media Arts Programs
Sherry Ewings
250 356-0081
Sherry.Ewings@gov.bc.ca

RFP & Supporting Documents:

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