BCHF News Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities that may be of interest to our members and those organizations working in the culture and heritage sector.

Please also be sure to check out the BCHF’s Centennial Legacy Fund.

Canadian Heritage

Up to $10,000 is available for community initiatives commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30, 2023).

The deadline to apply is January 23, 2023, submit your application now. For more information: canada.ca/truth-and-reconciliation-funding

BC Arts Council

Accelerate Pilot Program 

The Accelerate Pilot Program is a two-year initiative to improve access and reduce barriers to funding for eligible equity deserving and regional arts and culture organizations and collectives. Funding is intended to offer stability while being flexible in supporting a range of expenses. Maximum request amount $30,000 per year for two years.

  • Accelerate Program Advisors:  Clayton Baraniuk and Erin Macklem 
  • Deadline:  extended to December 1, 2022

Arts Impact Program

Arts Impact Grants are responsive and flexible funding for eligible arts and culture organizations and collectives. The intention of the program is to allow applicants to prioritize a specific project or group of related activities that will provide the most meaningful impact to their organization, artistic practice, or to their community. Maximum request $30,000.

  • Arts Impact Program Advisors:  Anissa Paulsen and Nicola Dunne
  • Deadline:  December 1, 2022

Arts Infrastructure Program

The Arts Infrastructure Program enables eligible organizations to develop and enhance spaces that support the work of B.C.’s arts and cultural practitioners. The program aims to support projects that:

  • Catalyze the development of new or existing arts and cultural spaces through acquisition, renovation, or purchase of specialized equipment;
  • Improve physical, social, and cultural accessibility to arts and cultural spaces;
  • Enhance access to arts and cultural spaces for underserved communities and underrepresented arts and cultural practices; or
  • Strengthen the capacity of the sector to develop, operate, and sustain arts and cultural spaces.
  • Arts Infrastructure Program Advisor:  Julia Pauselius
  • Deadline:  extended to December 15, 2022

First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Expression of Interest (EOI) call out for Repatriation of Ancestors and Cultural Treasures.

The EOI supports B.C. First Nations’ efforts to repatriate their ancestors in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. EOI recipients may utilize this funding to implement a broad range of repatriation projects specific to bringing home their ancestors and cultural treasures.

Visit: https://fpcc.ca/programs/about-our-heritage-programs/

  • Contact: Karen Aird
  • Deadline: January 10, 2023