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Cultural Grants Program

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A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to any truly livable city.

The City's Cultural Grants Program supports a wide range of arts and cultural activity in Vancouver.

Is your non-profit arts or cultural organization:

  • Producing or presenting ongoing arts and cultural activities in Vancouver?
  • Planning a cultural project or event?

You may be eligible for funding through the following Cultural Grant streams:

  • Project Grants
  • Annual Assistance Grants
  • Operating Grants

Learn about funding, eligible projects and organizations, terms, and evaluation criteria and process for each grant stream, below.

Project Grants

Is your organization creating, presenting, or sharing a one-time creative project or a time-limited series or season of artistic events?

Project Grants support projects and events in any artistic discipline – Aboriginal arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts – that:

  • Contribute to discourse, practice, or art form
  • Support heritage or services to the arts sector
Current status Closed
Applications available  Mid-October 2017
Applications due December 6, 2017

Annual Assistance Grants

Is your professional organization in a growth phase of development with a mission to:

  • Create, produce, present, and share artistic work in any discipline?
  • Provide professional services or space that benefits the arts sector?

Artistic disciplines can include Aboriginal arts, community arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Annual Assistance Grants can offer consistent and reliable support to your organization to:

  • Deliver artistic programs or services
  • Strengthen organizational infrastructure to support the healthy growth of your organization
Current  status Closed
Applications available  Mid-October 2017
Applications due December 6, 2017

 

Operating Grants

Is your professional organization in a mature phase of development with a mission to:

  • Create, produce, present, and share artistic work in any discipline?
  • Provide professional services or space that benefits the arts sector?

Artistic disciplines can include Aboriginal arts, community arts, dance, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Operating Grants can offer consistent, reliable support to your organization to create and run programs and services that sustain a dynamic arts community.

Current status Closed
Applications available  Mid-October 2017
Applications due December 6, 2017

Contact Cultural Services

Location and mailing address
Cultural Services
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Fax: 604-871-6005

culture@vancouver.ca

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