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New provincial funding program celebrates Canada 150

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Province of British Columbia has launched a funding program for cultural sites and heritage projects across the province.

British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada aims to create meaningful legacies honouring the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture, heritage and contribution to the nation. The program offers one-time grants of up to $100,000 for:

  • Developing infrastructure: Projects that develop or improve museum spaces and facilities (including historic places).
  • Conserving historic places and heritage sites: Projects that preserve, rehabilitate or restore formally registered, designated or recognized historic places.
  • Building lasting legacies: Projects that physically represent BC’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage, such as permanent exhibitions, monuments, public art, statues, interpretation infrastructure, plaques or signage.
  • Sharing our history: Projects that promote the sharing of collections and expertise between the Royal BC Museum and the wider museum community to reveal the diverse historical narratives of British Columbia.

The program is open to any organization with a culture or heritage mandate responsible for a museum, archive or historic place, including not-for-profits, First Nation Band Councils, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, local governments and post-secondary institutions.

Funding will be administered, on behalf of the Province, by the BC Museums Association (BCMA) with support from Heritage BC.

The deadline for applications is February 10, 2017. For application guidelines and further information, please visit BC Museums Association – Grants.