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Project Assistance - Professional Arts Training Organizations

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofit Arts and
Cultural Organizations to Develop Training Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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British Columbia Arts Council (BCAC)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit cultural and arts organizations for the development of arts and cultural professional educational programs and activities. New applicants must complete the online registration several days prior to applying. Eligible activities may include specialized training for professional artists and cultural workers or the provision of specialized training for those committed to pursuing professional careers in the arts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180761

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Assistance grants will not exceed 50% of the total project budget. There is no maximum request amount however, see the BC Arts Council recipients page for a list of previous successful applicants and the range of awards for this program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, you must:
- Be an arts and culture organization based in B.C. and registered and in good standing as a non-profit society or community service co-op in B.C. for at least one year.
- Be based in British Columbia and conduct ongoing public programming activity in B.C.
- Have a mandate to provide professional-level training for developing artists and cultural workers.
- Comply with all requirements of the Criminal Records Review Act.
- Compensate arts and cultural practitioners fairly in keeping with community contexts and industry standards within the field of practice, including adhering to international intellectual property rights standards and cultural ownership protocols.
- Not currently receive Operating Assistance from the BC Arts Council.
- Have submitted all required final reports on previous BC Arts Council grants as of the deadline for this program.

Funding Exclusions can be found at https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/app/uploads/sites/508/2021/03/FY2021-22-PA-Professional-Arts-Training-Organizations-FINAL-1.pdf#page=4.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021, no later than 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply
- The application intake opens approximately six weeks before the program deadline.
- All applicants must be registered in the BCAC Online Grant Application System (GMS). It is highly recommended you read How to Apply Online before starting this process. Please note, registration requests can take up to 4 business days to be approved by BCAC staff.
- Once an applicant has a profile in the system, then an online application form needs to be filled in and submitted during the intake period.
- All applicants, especially those new to the program, are urged to discuss their request with the program officer.
- Please note that program staff are typically available during regular business hours Monday - Friday. If a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, staff will be unavailable on that day.

Decisions will be made within sixteen weeks of the application deadline. Notification will be sent via the online system to the contact linked to the online application. Results cannot be requested in advance.

How to Apply Online:
https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/how-to-apply-online/

FAQs:
https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/faq/

COVID-19 FAQs:
https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/funding/covid-19-updates-and-faq/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://bcac.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp

Walter Quan – Program Officer | 778-698-3527 | walter.quan@gov.bc.ca

For general information or further assistance, please contact:
Telephone: 250 356-1718
Email: bcartscouncil@gov.bc.ca

Street Address
1st Floor, 800 Johnson Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1N3

Mailing Address
PO Box 9819, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9W3

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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