Arts & Culture Initiatives

The Government of British Columbia works to increase access and participation in arts and culture activities through policy and program development and funding support.

After School Sports and Arts Initiative 

Supports after school sport, physical activity and arts programming for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students in selected school districts around British Columbia. Programming is designed to develop skills in students that contribute to a healthy life through creative thinking and physical activity.


The artsVest program helps build healthy, prosperous and creative communities across Canada by training small and mid-sized arts and heritage organizations on how to forge successful, long-term partnerships with the private sector.

BC Art Collection

The BC Art Collection was established by the Government of British Columbia in 1974 to encourage the province’s artists and to increase public awareness and appreciation of art. Since that time, about 1,100 works by more than 400 artists have been acquired.

Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Fund

The intent of the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture pilot program is to support arts and cultural events, initiatives and engagement by and for local communities.