Have you been itching to get youth involved in the world of arts? Well, the B.C. Arts Council may just be able to help with that, as they are now accepting grant applications for its Youth Engagement program until Jan. 15.
Eligible projects will seek to actively mix young British Columbians within professional arts and cultural organizations, exposing them to professional artists and arts experiences, work with participants in the artistic or creative process, as well as take part in artistic work and programming.
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.
The council oversees programs in the four different funding groups: professional arts, community arts, strategic initiatives and partnerships.
Funding assistance through this program will not only help spawn new projects, but also help expand and enhance existing ones in local communities.
Since 2001, the B.C. government has provided arts and culture organizations with more than half a billion dollars. Between 2015 and 2016, the government will invest more than $60 million in arts and culture, including $24 million through the B.C. Arts Council.
Guidelines and program details, including eligibility, can be found at: bcartscouncil.ca.