Join our province-wide network of over 300 Arts Council; Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations; Individual Artists, Creative Entrepreneurs; Community and partner groups – The People Powering the Arts in BC!

Our network ​will help you connect with​ peers working and volunteering in arts and culture​; and give you access ​to our knowledge-sharing resources​ to help you, your organization and your community.


To ensure our resources, services and benefits are available to as many individuals and non-profit arts and culture organizations as possible, we are offering new and existing members a lower-tier fee option which will allow member organizations to purchase a one one year membership from the purchase date at a reduced rate to those who need it.

If you are not able to pay your regular membership rate, please select a lower-tier payment option, which will be valid for one year.

Like many of our member organizations, we are a non-profit organization. We rely on membership registrations, sector advocacy and funding support to operate. If your organization has not felt the financial burden of the pandemic, we urge you to pay the full membership fee. Your support helps everyone in our sector, so please only take advantage of this offering if your organization requires it



When you join our network of individuals, organizations and businesses you help keep the arts thriving in our communities. Membership in Arts BC is open to all that express an interest in promoting and participating in arts and culture in BC.




  1. Access to a comprehensive extended health benefits plan at low group rates, provided by ZLC Financial.
  2. Receive reduced rates on a range of insurance services through Shaw Sabey and Associates
  3. Be part of our growing Arts BC Member Directory to showcase your work and connect with others in the community 
  4. Get featured across our social media channels through our Member Spotlight initiative
  5. Access to services and support provided by Arts BC’s Insight Team of creatives and industry leaders
  6. Early Bird access and discount on all Arts BC workshops and programs including our annual Conference
  7. Subscription to our Arts BC Insight Quarterly created & delivered digitally for our members
  8. In partnership with the BC Alliance, receive a 30% discount on their professional development opportunities
  9. In partnership with the BC Alliance, receive a 50% discount on submissions to their Classifieds Postings




 1. Group Health Insurance for Arts BC members

Arts BC members have access to a comprehensive extended health benefits plan at low group rates. The plan with ZLC Financial is designed to help cultural workers manage their health care costs. Learn more…

2. Insurance with Shaw Sabey

One of the benefits of Arts BC membership is access to low-cost insurance. Reduced rates for Directors and Officers Liability, General Liability, Property, Cyber and Volunteer Accident coverage. All non-profit members and staff are eligible for reduced rates available through Shaw Sabey and Associates. Learn more…

3. Free promotion on the Arts BC website Member Directory

Arts BC is an evolving community of passionate people from all across British Columbia. Members have the opportunity to create their own profile to be added to our online directory, the go-to rolodex for Arts Organizations, Arts Councils, Individual Artists and Cultural Workers.

4. Free promotion on Social Media Channels through our Member Spotlight initiative

Members have the opportunity to be featured on our social media channels and in our e-Newsletter! Programming promotion support can include in-person and online events, festivals, residencies, new art or products, recent awards, etc. Access the form here…

5. Access to Arts BC’s Insight Team Program

Members can access the expertise of Arts BC’s team of leading arts professionals at a reduced rate. Support from the team ranges from strategic planning, digital strategy to community outreach and systems change. Learn more…

6. Early Bird access and discount to all Arts BC workshops, programs and conference

You’ll get the first chance to register for our exciting professional development programs including Workshops, Community Cultural Forums, Virtual Residencies Learning Pods and the Arts BC Annual Conference, and the best bit, you’ll receive a 40% discount on the attendance fee!

7. Subscription to our Arts BC Insight Quarterly, created & digitally delivered to our members

Our Insight Member Newsletter is more than just that, it’s an exalted resource created for the time we are in now providing you industry leaders lessons, processes and opportunities for professional growth, collaboration and support.

8. 30% discount on BC Alliance Professional Development opportunities

Through a reciprocal benefit partnership with our friends at the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, Arts BC members receive 30% off BC Arts Alliance Professional Development programming. Access the code here…

9. 50% discount on posting to the BC Alliance Classifieds (Job Postings, Calls for Artists, Volunteer Calls)

Arts BC Members receive 50% to submit listings to BC Alliance for Arts + Culture’s Classifieds postings, one of the largest arts and culture Job Board in British Columbia with over nine million page views annually. Access the code here…

Have Questions About our Membership?


Do you have questions or want to learn more about being an Arts BC Member? Email your questions to [email protected] or simply give us a call at +1-778-410-5104. 


  • Arts BC AGM 2021 - ARTS BC AGM 2021 AGM Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Time: 12:00 p.m. Location: Zoom Video Conferencing Eligible Voters: Associate, Individual and Full Members