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Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is a resource centre and advocate for the arts in Kelowna and Central Okanagan. Find us at:
203-1905 Evergreen Court,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9L4
Email: Click here
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Join the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan today and you will:
» Meet people who are involved in our arts community, and stay informed.
» Become eligible for group member grants.
» Have a worthy advocate to protect your artistic and cultural rights.
» Be able to join ARTSCO's special projects.
Click here to apply.
Financial support for ARTSCO is provided in part by:
Support Our Valued Sponsors:
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Co-Sponsorship Grants - ON HOLD
Is your member group initiating a
community-oriented project? The Arts Council is always interested in helping to
foster original events that will benefit the arts community. By filling out our Member Group Co-Sponsorship Grant Application', you may be eligible for $500 towards your initiative.
Step 1: Become a member of ARTSCO. This grant
is only available for non-profit organizations who
have joined as a 'group'. Click here to become a member. Fees are nominal.
Step 2: See if your group meets our Grant Criteria (listed below).
Step 3: Download and fill out the Member Group Application Form: Word | PDF. The application process should only take a few minutes.
There are usually two grant application deadlines,
that are based upon when we receive our funding from
the BC Arts Council. These dates are September 30th
and January 31st. When grants are available at other
times, a notice will be sent to your member group.
All grants may be applied for via our online form.
When we receive your grant application, it is
forwarded to the Grant Review Committee. The
committee examines the application and forwards
recommendations to the Board of Directors for
ratifiction - ideally in October or February. The
Board then decides, and notifies the member group
Once the grant is approved and the event or project
is completed, the member group will forward the
following to our office:
» Invoice for payment;
» Proof of acknowledgement in promotional materials;
» A brief summary of the event along with photographs, if available.
ARTSCO then pays the invoice(s) totaling the amount of
the grant. If payment is required before your event,
please contact us at least a month in advance (prior to
the board meeting that occurs before the ratification
meeting) in order to receive Board permission for a
waiver of this rule. If you have any questions about
when to apply, please email or call our
» The mailing address of the non-profit member group must be within the Central Okanagan Regional District.
» The non-profit member group must be a member in good standing with the Arts Council (ARTSCO)
» Application may be made only once during each fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
» The approved grant to be used specifically for an invoice(s) for the event/project - e.g. photocopying expenses, rental of a facility for an art show, promotional materials, etc. The co-sponsorship grant is not intended for ongoing operating expenses.
» The grant will be adjudicated on the basis of need, originality of the project, and benefit to the arts community.
» The member group must acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council (ARTSCO) in all its promotional material.
» Maximum available per grant is $500.
» A copy of your balanced project budget, your most recent annual report, sources of other funding and a copy of your balanced operating budget for the current fiscal year must accompany your application.
» Support documentation may be attached to the application
» There are usually two grant application deadlines - September 30th and January 31st
These dates are guidelines and subject to change with fluctuations in granting cycles. When grants are available, notice will be given to member groups.
PROCEDURES FOR GRANT APPROVAL
» Completed applications are forwarded to the Grant Review Committee.
» The committee examines the application and forwards recommendations to the Board of Directors for ratification.
» The Board of Directors ratifies the application; the office notifies the member group.
RECEIPT OF GRANT FUNDING
Once the grant is approved, the member group is expected to include on all promotional materials for the applied event - Acknowledgement of the Arts CouncilŐs (ARTSCO) sponsorship
» Complete the Co-Sponsorship Grant Final Report -Available at the Arts Council office
» A brief summary of the event along with photographs, if available
» Invoices must be attached for payment
The Arts Council then pays the invoice(s) totalling the amount of the grant, if payment is required before the event; please contact the Arts Council office at least two months in advance of the event