Increased Arts Funding confirmed in BC Budget

(Reprinted from the Alliance for Arts & Culture website) “On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Finance Minister Michael de Jong presented the British Columbia government’s 2013 budget. Highlights of the budget include a modest overall surplus and a plan which emphasizes investment in families. The arts receive several mentions in the budget document, specifically in the […]


FEB 15 DEADLINE REMINDER FOR CREATIVE COMMUNITY FUNDING The BC government created two new arts funding programs for the current fiscal year, the $500,000 BC Creative Communities Program (BCCC) of one-time-only grants for creative activities in communities, including festivals and special exhibitions, and the $1 million BC Creative Spaces Program (BCCS), for one-time-only capital grants.  Deadline for both programs […]

Increased arts funding for BC Arts Council

The B.C. government aims to increase arts funding, moving the BC Arts Council’s annual funding from $16.8 million up to $24 million for fiscal year 2013-2014. On Jan 31, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett announced “BC Creative Futures”, a three-part strategy for the province’s creative sector. Full info can […]