British Columbia - Canada 150

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Government of British Columbia launched a one-time funding program to create legacies in B.C.’s communities: through an $8 million investment in museums and heritage sites throughout the province.

British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada is designed to honour the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture, heritage and contributions to the nation. This program offered one-time grants of up to $100,000 for legacy projects that:

  • Develop infrastructure: Projects that develop or improve museum spaces and facilities (including historic places).
  • Conserve historic places and heritage sites: Projects that preserve, rehabilitate or restore formally registered, designated or recognized historic places.
  • Build lasting legacies: Projects that physically represent B.C.’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage, such as permanent exhibitions, monuments, public art, statues, interpretation infrastructure, plaques or signage.
  • Share our history: Projects that promote the sharing of collections and expertise between the Royal BC Museum and the wider museum community to reveal the diverse historical narratives of British Columbia.

The British Columbia Museums Association is administering the program, with support from Heritage BC, on behalf of the Province. For more information, visit http://museumsassn.bc.ca/awards/grants/.

Please note: applications are no longer being accepted. The deadline for applications was February 10, 2017.

Successful projects are expected to be announced in late March 2017.

Read the full Jan. 11, 2017 News Release.

British Columbia | Canada 150

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British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada

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