Funding available for visual and craft artists

Deadline is Nov. 15 to apply for provincial government funding for visual artists, craft artists, and independent critics and curators

Visual artists, craft artists and independent critics and curators throughout British Columbia are invited to apply for funding through the BC Arts Council. Awards are available for artistic projects that focus on the creation of new work.

This funding is available to support:

• Subsistence (recipients of awards are expected to devote the majority of their time to their practice for the duration of the project);• Costs of materials of the project;• Equipment and space rental;• Funds to be paid to other creative artists required for the project; and• Travel expenses relevant to realizing the project.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Go online for full program guidelines and to apply.

The Government of British Columbia is investing approximately $60 million in arts and culture again this year to further support a thriving creative economy. Supported within this funding, the BC Arts Council is providing $24 million to help artists and cultural organizations flourish in more than 200 communities throughout the province.

The BC Arts Council draws upon the expertise of British Columbia’s arts and culture community to provide an independent peer-review adjudication process.

For more information about the BC Arts Council, visit: bcartscouncil.ca.