There are two levels of scholarship awards: junior and senior. The criteria for the two levels are below, following the general eligibility criteria.
The Council pays awards under this program to recognized post-secondary schools on behalf of the student. The applicant should check with the BC Arts Council to confirm that the proposed institution is recognized by the Council.
Support in any given year does not guarantee similar support the following year. Each application is considered on its merits, not on previous success.
Under normal circumstances, to be eligible, an applicant must be:
1. at least 15 years of age at the time of application, subject to waiver by the scholarship review committee if the applicant submits a written explanation of special circumstances;
2. a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, able to provide a Canadian social insurance number;
3. permanently resident in British Columbia, as demonstrated by the province in which the applicant filed an income tax return for the most recent calendar year;
4. in one of the following programs:
A: arts administration
B: community arts practice
C: conservation studies
D: museological and curatorial
E: creative writing
F: dance (performance, choreography)
G: media arts
H: theatre (acting, directing, technical, design, and musical theatre)
I: music (performance, composition, voice)
J: visual arts and crafts
K: film and video