Grants for the Art Community

We probably all know artists in our personal or professional networks that might appreciate knowing about these grant opportunities. Please consider sharing with them!




PIVOT Assistance for Individuals
The Pivot for Individuals – from BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia – This program assists professional artists, cultural practitioners, and arts administrators to adapt and transition their practice in response to changes in the arts and culture sector or undertake learning activities to sustain or advance their career.

Funding is available up to $12,000. The program has two grant categories:
Category 1: Adaptation and Transition
Category 2: Professional Development

This program is part of the BC Arts Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the funding has been temporarily redirected from the suspended Professional Development program. Pivot for Individuals has more funding and is able to support a wider range of activities than the Professional Development program. Deadline is February 17.









FACTOR Grants for Video

FACTOR’s programs provide financial support to Canadian recording artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, event producers and distributors. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo or a full-length sound recording, market an existing album, or go on tour at home or internationally, there is funding available.

FACTOR stands for – “The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings”
The Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3. A maximum of $40,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. Rolling deadline, get started!









Microgrants for Indigenous Artists

This program provides funding to enable artists and performers to take advantage of unexpected opportunities where artists would not be able to otherwise participate.

For example, funding through this grant can be used to support an art show, travel or regalia for a performance. The grant allows artists and collectives to respond to new approaches, reduces barriers to opportunities and advances the artist’s skills, knowledge and professional development. Deadline February 28th







For Young, Emerging Performers

As part of the Aspiring Emerging Associates Initiative, BCTC provides support for projects that engage young artists and youth around the province through the Youth Hub Initiatives. Youth Hub projects not only showcase the talent of local and regional aspiring emerging artists, they also provide opportunities to engage with youth, young audiences, as well as diverse and Indigenous communities. Youth Hub projects provide inspiration and ideas to all looking to engage youth, young audiences, and artists in their own communities.

The BC Touring Council invites proposals from BC-based non-profit organizations to support innovative projects that demonstrate how youth engage in the performing arts and how technology is used in performance-based work. Eligible projects may include in-person and virtual events that incorporate live performance, live streaming, digital media and/or social media platforms. Rolling Intake Deadline extended to Friday, February 19, 2021



Please share this with the artists in your community. You just might make a huge difference in their lives.

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