Selection Process

Space is available for 70 organizations in the pilot year of the Pathways Program. Pathways is developed in partnership with the BC Arts Council and as a result 50% of the seats will be reserved for BCAC Operating Assistance clients. The remaining seats will be open to BC-based arts, culture, and heritage organizations (funded by BCAC or not) and prioritized to ensure a diversity of participants, including small-to-medium-sized organizations across the province that have limited resources or historically lacked access to opportunities.

Our intention is to learn from this pilot year in order to develop a sustainable, ongoing program. If you are interested in participating, but cannot join this year, we look forward to offering more opportunities in the future.

Timeline 1. August 3 Expressions of interest open 2. August 3 - September 15th Rolling intake 3.September 15th Expressions of interest close 4.October 1st Full 70 organizations are confirmed 5.September / October The First Participant group begins the program. 6.January / February 2024 Second Participant group begin the program 7. August / September 2024 First Participant group finishes 8.December 2024 Second Participant group finishes

Expression of Interest

Our intention is to keep this process low-barrier and transparent. We recognize that many application processes feel overwhelming, extractive, and may have uncomfortable or unnecessary questions. Please click the “i” icon for the rationale behind the question.

Please read the PDF version of this form first to ensure you have all the information ready before beginning. Please submit ONE form per organization.

This form can also be submitted as a Word document or a PDF. You can also schedule a phone or Zoom call, please email [email protected].