The BC Arts Council has announced a new $500,000 funding program for professional artists, cultural practitioners and arts administrators called ‘Pivot for Individuals.’

Grants up to $12,000 are available for “Adaptation and Transition” and “Personal Development.”

The program is part of the provincial government’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of allowing people who work in the arts to make transitions or learn new skills that will sustain or advance their careers.

A couple of examples of what the program can fund include modifying a live performance for a smaller audience or learning how to edit video. Artists can also apply for support for mentorship or training. The full guidelines for eligibility for the program is available at

The application deadline is Tuesday February 16, 2021.

To apply online, CLICK HERE.