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Grants for emerging artists: Creative Spark Vancouver

Creative Spark Vancouver

ArtStarts 

We have partnered with ArtStarts in Schools to support emerging artists through Creative Spark Vancouver. Creative Spark Vancouver provides small grants to emerging artists.

About Creative Spark Vancouver

Creative Spark Vancouver supports emerging artists (of any age) to engage young people ages 5 to 24 in arts-based projects and gain experience on small projects that could lead to:

  • New career opportunities
  • New community relationships
  • Different perspectives on arts and education
  • Future learning opportunities
  • Exciting multi-faceted projects

There are several application deadlines throughout the year. The grants offer 100% funding for small projects, up to $2,000.

What the grant funds

The grants offer 100% funding for small projects, up to $2,000.

Grant funds are intended to cover:

  • Artist fees
  • Project materials and supplies
  • Rentals
  • Honoraria

Submission deadline: There are several application deadlines throughout the year.

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Who should apply for the grant

The grant is designed for you, if you're:

  • An emerging artist looking to explore career opportunities
  • Interested in working with young people and need support to start
  • Have a project idea but don’t have the funds to cover the required materials and supplies

You must be either a:

  • Resident of the City of Vancouver
  • Resident and member of the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations