BCMA Conference Bursaries

The BCMA is pleased to provide a limited number of bursaries of up to $500 to help off-set costs for conference delegates-in-need, volunteers, students interested in the museum sector, and emerging professionals who have worked in the museum sector for less than five (5) years. Applicants must be BCMA members. Eligible expenses include transportation, accommodation and/or registration costs.

This year, additional funding is available for residents of the Columbia Basin.

The Conference 2019 Bursary application deadline has been extended until July 5 – for eligible Columbia Basin residents only. Apply today!

Apply here

Other Funding Sources

BC Arts Council Professional Development Grants  

The Professional Development Project Assistance program assists professional artists and arts administrators 1) to take advantage of opportunities which require travel; or 2) to undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. The program assists those who demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection and link activities to the next stage of their professional development.

Application Deadline:

  • April 1
  • August 1

Click here for more information!


Canadian Museums Association Bursaries

The CMA offers three types of bursaries to assist museum professionals:

  • Conference Professional Development
  • Emerging Professional Development
  • Mid-Career Professional Development

Application Deadline: Applicants are awarded first applied, first served, so get your application in today! The guidelines state that the application must be submitted 6 weeks before the event you are planning to attend.

Check the CMA bursary guidelines for more information! 


Canada Council for the Arts Professional Development Grants

Support for professional development activities and career advancement, including but not limited to:

  • mentorships
  • internships
  • apprenticeships
  • specialized training
  • workshops

Application Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project

Click here for more information!