The BC Arts Council supports the province’s publishing industries through grants to book publishers as well as literary and arts periodicals.
Book Publishers: There are two funding programs for book publishers. Block which, like Operating, provides annual grants to established publishers, and Title Assistance, which are one-time grants which target a specific book or series of books.
Arts Periodical Publishers: The Council provides assistance to non-profit periodicals devoted primarily to the publication of literary, artistic, social, cultural, or critical works. There are two programs. Operating assistance, which goes to established organizations applying for funding on an annual basis. Second, there are Project Assistance grants. As the name implies, these are one-time grants with target a specific performance, show or project.
As well, the Council provides funding to support specific literary projects initiated by professional arts organizations. Please carefully review the program guidelines before you apply to ensure eligibility.
Arts and Cultural Service Organizations
Community Arts Festivals
Professional Arts Festivals (Operating Assistance)
Professional Arts Festivals (Project Assistance)
Professional Arts Training Organizations (Operating Assistance)
Professional Arts Training Organizations (Project Assistance)
Project Assistance for Creative Writers