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Critical Assistance Grant for Cultural Spaces

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Diane Blunt
Cultural Planner


Minna Schendlinger
Cultural Planner

If your arts and cultural space is facing a critical situation as a result of a facility emergency or urgent life-safety issue, you could be eligible for a grant to help pay for costs associated with emergency repairs or safety upgrades.

The Critical Assistance Program is a grant stream of the Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program that can provide up to $25,000 towards repairs or upgrade costs in your non-profit cultural space. Funding will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, until the annual $100,000 budget is spent.

Our goal

The overarching goal is to ensure access to and the sustainability of affordable, accessible, secure cultural spaces consistent with:

Current status Accepting applications


How to apply

Contact Cultural Services

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

Mailing address
Cultural Services
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4