The BCMA offers a selection of annual funding opportunities to support the ongoing professional development of our members.
2023 Professional Development Bursaries are now available!
Apply for financial support to fund your ongoing learning goals.
Deadline: March 20, 2023
Questions about BCMA Bursaries? Email us.
Bursary applications are invited from BC Museums Association Institutional Members on behalf of staff or volunteers, or from Individual Members. 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 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 $5,000 annually for members to engage in an educational opportunities.
Equity and Access Bursary
Supporting equity, accessibility, and anti-racism training for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.
Joe Nagel Technology Bursary
Supporting educational opportunities related to the innovative use of technology in the museum, gallery or heritage field for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.
Barrie Hardcastle Bursary
Supporting financial administration and management training for staff and volunteers working in BC museums and cultural institutions.
BCMA Conference Bursaries
The BCMA Conference Bursary helps off-set travel, accommodation and/or conference registration costs for delegates in need, students interested in the museum sector and emerging professionals.