The Tourism Events Program (TEP), which provides funding for events and festivals in B.C. communities, is currently accepting applications for events taking place between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021. 

Launched in September 2015, TEP offers a minimum of $10,000 in annual funding, with the goal of increasing an event's exposure and in turn, positively impacting visitation to the province. 

To be eligible for the TEP funding, an event:

  1. Must take place in BC.
  2. Must be confirmed (i.e. funding for an event bid is not eligible).
  3. Should be able to demonstrate financial viability (i.e. majority of operational funding is confirmed).
  4. Must be a tourism event (i.e. the event is a draw for tourists, and is not primarily community focused).
  5. Must be a sporting competition, arts or cultural celebration, or festival.

Additionally, organizers must be able to apply for at least the full minimum amount of TEP funding ($10,000) for eligible activities; each event requires a separate application form and must be submitted during the appropriate intake window.

Click here for more information about the Tourism Events Program, eligibility, and to access the application form. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. PST on October 31, 2019, to be considered for the next round of funding.