The BC Museums Association administers and supports, when available, grant programs on behalf of the Province of British Columbia. For information about current grant programs administered by the BC Museums Association, see below.

British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Government of British Columbia launched a one-time funding program to create legacies in B.C.’s communities by investing $7.6 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the province.

British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada is designed to honour the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage. This program offered one-time grants of up to $100,000 for legacy projects that:

  • Develop infrastructure: Projects that develop or improve museum spaces and facilities (including historic places).
  • Conserve historic places and heritage sites: Projects that preserve, rehabilitate or restore formally registered, designated or recognized historic places.
  • Build lasting legacies: Projects that physically represent B.C.’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage, such as permanent exhibitions, monuments, public art, statues, interpretation infrastructure, plaques or signage.
  • Share our history: Projects that promote the sharing of collections and expertise between the Royal BC Museum and the wider museum community to reveal the diverse historical narratives of British Columbia.

The British Columbia Museums Association administers the program, with support from Heritage BC, on behalf of the Province.

The grant award recipients were announced on Sunday, April 2, 2017. 

For a list of successful grant recipients, click here.

To read the joint BCMA and Government of British Columbia News Release from April 2, 2017, click here.

Contact information

For questions or additional information, please contact Anissa Paulsen, the BC Museums Association’s Program Officer, at or 250-356-5700.