artsvest British Columbia

artsvest British Columbia

artsvest B.C. welcomes organizations based in Metro Vancouver, that did not participate in the 2016 or 2017 artsvest program to apply for the 2019 intake.  

Please note that your attendance at the online Information Session and workshop is mandatory if you intend to apply for artsvest B.C. 2019-2020.

*Note: In order for organizations to participate in artsvest, a representative from your organization must register for the online information session, or have attended one of the previous information sessions in July. 

Eligible artsvest regions for the 2019 intake include organizations based in:

  • Capital Regional District
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • East Kootenay Regional District
  • Peace River Regional District
  • Haida Gwaii
  • *Metro Vancouver (*only for organizations that did not participate in the 2016 or 2017 program)

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 26, 5pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Application link will be provided after attending the information session.

Online Information Session:

Thursday, September 12, 2019
1pm-4pm Pacific Standard Time

Please sign up to our mailing list or contact your regional program manager for more information. 

The artsvest program is available in both official languages. Please contact your Program Manager if you would like to receive program materials and training in French or English.


About artsvest:

artsvest is Business / Arts’ national mentorship training program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with training and resources to help build sustainable partnerships with businesses and increase capacity and investment in the arts. As an added incentive, artsvest participants can apply for matching funds to help double their sponsorship potential.

Launched in 2005, artsvest has operated in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. To date, 1,833 organizations have participated in artsvest and formed 4,878 partnerships with businesses, raising $21.19M in new private sector investment. Combined with matching funds, the overall impact is $29.25M to Canada’s cultural sector.

For an overview of how the program works, click here.

To be notified of the next artsvest program cycle, email artsvest@businessforthearts.org.