Projects, Series and Extended Programming Grants support arts organizations in producing or presenting one-time, recurring, unique or developmental projects, including short series of events or extended programming within a year. There are two intakes each year, with deadlines usually in January and April.

Next deadlines: Spring 2023 (dates to be determined) 

Complete applications must be submitted by email by the deadline.

Who Can Apply

The applicant must:

  • Be a non-profit society registered in BC;
  • Be based in a participating Arts & Culture Support Service municipality or electoral area, as indicated by a physical mailing address;
  • Have programming in the arts as their primary mandate and purpose; and
  • Have been active in the region for six months.

Ineligible applicants:

  • Individual artists
  • Programs of civic departments or branches (e.g. libraries or community centres)
  • Activities of clubs and organizations whose primary mandate involves social service, religious, sports or educational activities
  • Organizations who receive operating assistance from the CRD
  • Organizations in arrears with any local authority, are bankrupt, seeking creditor protection, are insolvent, or under court supervision of any kind

Organizations having outstanding or incomplete Projects, Series and Extended Programming Grants may be eligible to apply at the discretion of the Manager, however payment of additional awards will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory final report on the outstanding grant.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include but are not limited to:

  • Support for artistic growth
  • Development of an art project
  • Production of an arts event
  • Presentation of arts activities

Ineligible activities:

  • Contests and competitions
  • Conferences, workshops and other forms of training
  • Scholarships
  • Capital expenditures
  • Food, beverages and other hospitality costs
  • Touring, travel expenses, or tourism promotion
  • Elimination or reduction of accumulated deficits
  • Expenses for events or activities that have already taken place

How to Apply

  1. Review the Project Grant Guidelines (PDF), the Sample Application (PDF) and FAQs.
  2. Contact us with questions, to confirm eligibility and to request an application form.
  3. Complete the application and compile documentation, including a scanned signature with your application.
  4. Email a digital copy to the address found on the application form by 4:30pm on the deadline.

Application to the program does not guarantee funding.

Guidelines and Sample Application Form

Grant Amounts

For Projects, Series and Extended Programming Grants, the amount awarded is determined by the evidence of demonstrated need in the application, by the needs of other applications received at the same deadline, and by limits to available resources.

Reporting for Grant Recipients

Grant recipients are required to file a three-part final report within two months of the completion of the project.

To request the final report forms contact us at 250.360.3215 or by email.

Contact Us

Confirm eligibility and request an application form:
Tel: 250.360.3215