Every year, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board award over $11 million to non-profit arts, cultural organizations and artists through a variety of grant programs.
We appreciate the value that the arts brings to the lives of our citizens and the life of our city. As Vancouver author and artist Douglas Coupland puts it, "A city without strong, consistent arts funding is basically a parking lot."
See if your group is eligible for one of these grants
The Artists in Communities program supports artists working with communities on issues of joint interest or concern using principles of community cultural development. Check out our annual call for artist applications.
Provides Vancouver-based professional emerging artists with low-cost studios for up to three years.
Helps fund non-profit arts and culture organizations to present a wide range of artistic and cultural activities in support of a diverse and thriving cultural community. The program includes Project Grants, Operating Grants, and Annual Assistance Grants.
Provides support for arts and culture organizations to plan, buy, build, renovate, or expand cultural spaces.
Creative Spark Vancouver provides small grants to emerging artists to engage young people in arts-based projects. Find out more.
Apply for up to $1,500 in funding for permit fees to build, renovate, or adapt the use of your non-profit cultural space.
Helps fund non-profit arts and cultural organizations to deliver learning opportunities that will strengthen skills, knowledge, and experience.
Vancouver's Neighbourhood Matching Fund supports community efforts to make creative improvements to public land.
Provides a non-cash subsidy to cultural non-profits to assist with the costs of renting space at City theatre facilities.
Invitation to professional not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and local First Nations Band Councils to apply for public art projects.
Apply for funding to reduce the cost to rent spaces like the Annex, Orpheum lobby, Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza, and more.
Fundraising and marketing resources
Find additional funding programs for your arts and culture organization from banks, governments, and organizations.
Find out how your arts and culture organization can advertise in transit shelters or on a video billboard.
Contact Cultural Services
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4