On July 4, the BC Arts Council rolled out a plan announcing its newest commitments to enhance arts and cultural development throughout the province.
New Foundations: Strategic Plan for the British Columbia Arts Council 2018-2022 lays out the framework for the goals and actions of the council for the next five years.
Key objectives include:
- improving sustainability and creative development;
- enhancing engagement with Indigenous arts and culture;
- increasing equity, diversity and access; and
- expanding regional arts and community arts.
The plan was developed following a series of consultations with artists, cultural organizations and communities around the province over the past three years.
“The BC Arts Council has heard a clear message that artists and cultural organizations are seeking new approaches to support sustainability and resiliency in BC's arts and culture sector," said Susan Jackson, chair of the BC Arts Council. "This strategic plan reflects the council's strong commitment to renewal, artistic expression, equity and access, so that all people in British Columbia can participate in the arts and celebrate culture."
The BC Arts Council is British Columbia’s lead agency for arts funding and development in the province. Funding provided by the council is done through a peer-review adjudication process. Grant recipients represent a diverse group of artists and arts organizations from every region of the province, including Indigenous groups, scholarship students and community arts councils.
Read the full document here.