One of the four goals of the BC Arts Council is to foster artistic excellence by investing in the artist. Toward that end, the Council provides awards to individual B.C. artists to develop skills, to broaden experience and to realize creative projects.
Programs exist for visual artists, film and video makers, composers and writers, while awards are also available in all disciplines for professional development.
Meanwhile, there are also scholarship opportunities for young and pre-professional artists. Scholarships are available for students of any age studying at post secondary institutions anywhere in the world.