BCMA Conference Bursaries

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

The intake period for BCMA conference bursaries has closed. 

Applications be accepted until September 19, 2022.  All applicants will be notified when the applications have been reviewed. Decisions will be communicated on or before September 30, 2022.

The BCMA has a limited amount of funds available for the annual bursary support. We encourage you to check out CMA’s bursary program. Apply by September 21, 2022 to receive support for our November Conference! Learn more here: https://museums.ca/site/bursariesandawards


The following individuals are highly 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

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

If this is a barrier to you or if you have questions about your eligibility, please contact bcma@museum.bc.ca

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.

Learn more

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

Learn more

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

Learn more