The BCMA offers a selection of annual funding opportunities to support the ongoing professional development of our members.
2024 Professional Development Bursaries
Review each bursary for full guidelines and other key information.
Bursary applications are invited from BC Museums Association Institutional Members on behalf of staff or volunteers, or from Individual Members. If becoming a BCMA member is a barrier for you, please reach out to us at email@example.com. Learn more about the benefits of being a BCMA member here.
There is no restriction on the training provider. Consideration will be given to both credit and non-credit educational opportunities.
Eligible expenses include but are not limited to consultant fees, tuition or registration fees, travel, and textbooks.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of:
- Financial need of the institution or individual making the application.
- Suitability and proven commitment of the individual(s) nominated; and,
- Value for money of the training selected.
- Tuition and expenses for a credit course at a local college or university may be rated higher than an application for fees, travel, and accommodation for a three-day workshop in Vancouver, for example.
The BCMA provides up to $7,000 annually for members to engage in an educational opportunities.