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BCMA Conference Bursaries

The BCMA is pleased to provide a limited number of bursaries for BCMA annual conference delegates.



Applicant must be a BCMA member OR be employed by or volunteer for a BCMA member institution

If this is a barrier for you, please contact bcma@museum.bc.ca


The following individuals are encouraged to apply:

  • Students interested in the museum sector
  • IBPOC culture and heritage professionals
  • Unemployed/underemployed culture and heritage professionals
  • Emerging professionals who have worked in the museum sector for less than five (5) years

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Conference Bursary Application

Applications will be adjudicated as they are received. Applications will continue to be accepted until available funds are allocated.

Apply now


Special thanks to the supporters of this year’s conference bursaries!

If you’d like to contribute to this year’s bursary fund, please consider becoming a Museum Champion at registration or contact BCMA staff at development@museum.bc.ca.

Lohn Foundation

Doug Munday Design

Sue Morhun

Other Conference Financial Assistance

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.

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

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

Click here for more information!