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Arts programs

Between 2004 and 2010, we worked closely with the arts and cultural sector to increase participation in the arts, encourage innovation and partnerships, and assist the sector in becoming more self-sustaining.

Through our arts funding opportunities, we made the arts more accessible for people of all ages. Our funding support has ranged from educational programs for schoolchildren to community cultural development initiatives led by local government and arts organizations. We also invested in community projects that created a more sustainable arts and cultural sector and supported local organizations and individuals to produce works at the highest standards.


Program listings

Our legacies will benefit communities throughout BC beyond the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. View a list of our past Arts programs below. You may also find programs by sorting using User Group and/or Category of program.

  • Arts Partners in Creative Development

    Between 2007 and 2010, Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) invested more than $6 million in 84 BC-based organizations to support the creation of original works that will leave extraordinary legacies for BC arts and cultural communities, within the province and across the country.

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  • Arts Resources

    Download arts and culture resource guides from 2010 Legacies Now.

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  • Catalyst

    From 2004 to 2009, the Catalyst program invested close to $1.9 million in 222 community projects, supporting BC arts, cultural and heritage organizations wishing to enhance their artistic and administrative capabilities.

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  • Creative Communities

    Between 2005 and 2010, Creative Communities provided funding support to municipalities and other local governing bodies to undertake community cultural development projects.

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  • Explorations

    Explorations summer camps ran from 2005 through 2008, providing more than 16,500 children from every region of the province with an enriched educational program in the arts and/or sport and recreation. In 2009, Explorations resources were redirected to a new educational program called Infusion™: Arts in Education.

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  • Funded Projects in the Arts

    2010 Legacies Now and its partners have invested in close to 500 arts and cultural community projects around British Columbia between 2004 and 2010.

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  • Infusion: Arts in Education

    Infusion™: Arts in Education is an educational program that uses the arts to enrich the learning experience for students and the delivery of school curriculum for teachers.

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  • Innovations

    From 2005 to 2009, the Innovations program invested more than $1.9 million in 195 community projects in BC arts, cultural and heritage organizations wishing to create new opportunities for community engagement in arts and cultural activities.

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  • Regional Arts Summits BC

    2010 Legacies Now, in collaboration with local BC arts organizations, presented a series of Regional Arts Summits in British Columbia in 2009 and 2010. The Summits delivered professional development opportunities to people working and volunteering in the arts and cultural sector.

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  • Strategic Investments in the Arts

    In addition to its contribution programs, 2010 Legacies Now has made strategic investments in other community projects, focusing on those that advance specific disciplines in the arts and culture sector, establish links between the arts and other sectors in the province, or generate new sources of revenue.

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