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Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program

Cultural Infrastructure Grants

Arts and culture facilities are essential to every vibrant, healthy community, so the City of Vancouver offers funding to help non-profit organizations buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural space.

If that describes your organization, you may be eligible for funding.

Conditions apply, so check out the program guidelines below for all of the details.

Current status: Closed
Next application deadline: April, 2017

Attend the information session

You're invited to a session to learn about the Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program:

  • The grant application process
  • How to submit a complete and stellar application
  • Tips to make your submission stand out
  • Budgeting tips
  • All about support materials
  • And more

March 2017 (TBD)

To register, email debra.bodner@vancouver.ca or phone 604-873-7211.


Eligible applicants

Your organization can apply for this grant if it is a Vancouver-based, registered non-profit society with a volunteer board of directors and a cultural mandate and programming.

We don't fund organizations that:

  • Focus on health care, education, sports, recreation, or religion
  • Are currently being considered for a cultural amenity space in Vancouver
  • Have been based in a cultural amenity space in Vancouver for less than one year

Eligible projects

Your organization may apply for this grant to:

  • Complete capital projects
  • Buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural facility

The funding cannot pay for:

  • Regular or routine repair and maintenance
  • Part of ongoing, day-to-day operations
  • Work that is already underway or completed
  • Administrative costs not directly related to the project
  • Projects not located in Vancouver

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines PDF (325 KB)

    The guidelines explain:

    • Program objectives
    • Eligible applicants and projects
    • Grant types and amounts
    • Assessment of applications (criteria and process)
    • Terms and conditions of the grant award
  2. Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your eligibility and project:
  3. Complete the following documents:
  4. Mail or deliver three copies of these documents by April 8, 2016 to:

    Attention: Cultural Infrastructure Grant
    Cultural Services, City of Vancouver
    5th Floor, Woodward’s Heritage Building
    501 - 111 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

Optional documents to help with your application

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Debra Bodner
Cultural Planner



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

Fax: 604-871-6005


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