Cultural Grants Program

2024 intake for the Cultural Grants Program is now closed.

All submitted applications are now under review.

Subscribe to VanCulture news for updates on the 2025 Grant intake, scheduled to open in fall 2024.

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.

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

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