Community Arts Grant Program

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Is your group planning a community-based art project or event? It may be eligible for grant money for planning, running, or promoting that event or project.

These high-demand funds are available just once per year.

Review the information guides below and contact Cultural Services to discuss your group's eligibility and receive an application form.


Current status Closed
Applications avilable Mid-January 2019

Eligible applicants

  • Vancouver-based not-for-profit organizations, community service co-ops registered with BC Registry Service, registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, or First Nation Band Councils
  • In operation for at least six months before the application deadline

Eligible projects

Arts and cultural activities that engage communities, such as:

  • Festivals, celebrations, and major parades
  • Community arts projects
  • Artist residency within a neighbourhood or community
  • Neighbourhood or community art plans
  • Public art projects

Ineligible projects

  • Projects which are not focused on artistic or cultural activities
  • Sporting events
  • Demonstrations, marches, and rallies

How to apply

  1. Read the Community Arts Grants information guide PDF icon (194 KB).

    This information guides have details about:

    • Program objectives
    • Eligible applicants, projects, and activities
    • Grant funding uses and amounts
    • Assessment of applications
    • Conditions of assistance
  2. Contact a cultural planner to discuss your eligibility, access the online application form, and benefit from valuable advice:

    Doug Durand

  3. If your group and project are eligible, we email you a link to the online application form for you to complete.

Grant recipients

Grant recipients from previous years PDF file (488 KB)

View previous recipients of Vancouver's Community Arts Grants: who received grants, how much the grant was, and what the grant will be used for.

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