Arts Engagement


EmbraceBC has awarded up to $35,000 to each of the following organizations to deliver arts engagement projects that address multiculturalism and anti-racism in different communities across British Columbia.

Abbotsford Community Services Society
Bite Size Media
British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council 
Burnaby Family Life Institute 
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society 
City of Coquitlam 
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society 
Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley Society 
Downtown Eastside Studio Society
Evergreen Cultural Centre 
Family Education and Support Centre
Fraser Basin Council Society 
Free Rein Associates Training Ltd 
Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society of Prince George 
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) 
Mary Winspear Centre 
MISA DBA Immigrant Welcome Centre of Cambell River 
MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities) 
Powell River Employment Program Society DBA Powell River Diversity Initiative 
Public Dreams Society 
Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society 
Screaming Weenie Productions Society 
Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Vancouver


Inspiration is contagious. Artistic expression is an excellent way to raise public awareness about multiculturalism and racism. Great ideas can be achieved through the power of imagination and by working together.

Arts engagement funding is intended to bring diverse groups together around different forms of artistic practice to address racism, promote multiculturalism, and build inclusive communities.

A wide range of artistic mediums is supported. Examples of arts engagement projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • theatre and post theatre performance activities;
  • visual and performance arts;
  • dance;
  • music;
  • literary and oral storytelling traditions;
  • collection and compilation initiatives; and 
  • multimedia and new media.

Projects that use collaborative elements between artistic mediums are also encouraged.