Funding available for local B.C. arts festivals

Got an idea for a ‘community-based’ arts festival?

Then you better hustle, if you want to apply for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council, which will be accepting applications for the production of local arts festivals until Jan 30.

“Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event,” says a BCAC release.

“Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists.”

Groups can apply for up to $7,500, with priority given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

Application deadline is Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, but because Jan. 30 falls on a weekend, applications postmarked Monday, Feb. 1. will be accepted.

More information at bcartscouncil.ca.