Cultural Grants Program

Cultural grants aim to celebrate, elevate, and support the range of creative people, projects, and organizations who contribute to Vancouver’s diverse creative stories. These investments will:

  • Celebrate and reflect the diversity of the unique creative people who live here
  • Uphold, recognize, and support Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Urban Indigenous artists and cultural workers, grounded in inherent and constitutionally protected Indigenous Rights
  • Elevate racialized artists and cultural workers, and support work to dismantle racism in the arts and culture sector
  • Provide accessible opportunities for diverse public participation in arts and cultural activities
  • Build reciprocal and meaningful relations
  • Be embedded in community (informed by and led by)
  • Centre the artists and people whose stories are being told
  • Compensate artists and creative people involved
  • Draw from the depth of local knowledge
  • Build leadership, knowledge, and resources for artists and cultural leaders across the sector

Applicants who are Deaf/deaf, Hard of Hearing, or live with a disability and need support to complete their grant applications can access up to $500 towards the costs of assistance from service providers. Contact the program staff lead for more information.

What's happening

On September 11, 2019, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved Culture|Shift: Blanketing the City in Arts and Culture Vancouver Culture Plan 2020-2029.

Read the plan (12 MB)

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

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