B.C. artists get touring opportunities as part of cultural tourism

Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014

British-ColumbiaProfessional artists, administrators and arts organizations are now able to apply for funding within two project assistance programs delivered through the BC Arts Council.
Professional Development funding is designed to help professional artists and arts administrators take advantage of travel opportunities or to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career.
Special project assistance for Touring Initiatives supports B.C. artists and arts organizations undertaking touring activities outside the province that will lead to enhanced professional opportunities.


Funding is provided for projects that are scheduled as part of important national or international cultural events or that take advantage of significant market development, audience development or touring opportunities.
Application deadline for these two programs is Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
The BC Arts Council is the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for arts funding and development. All BC Arts Council grants are awarded through a peer assessment process that relies on the knowledge and expertise of the province’s talented arts and culture community.
In 2014-15, government is investing $60 million overall in British Columbia’s artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions.

This includes $24 million to the BC Arts Council – the highest level of funding in the council’s history.


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