Cultural Grants Program

COVID-19 Cultural Impact Critical Assistance grants 

The COVID-19 Cultural Impact Critical Assistance grants provided $2.05 million in critical support to 103 arts and culture organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19 comprising one-time funding, and in-kind access to Vancouver Civic Theatres facilities, to support their restart planning and equity initiatives.

Read the news release​​​​​​​

A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to any truly livable city.

The City's Cultural Grants Program supports a wide range of arts and cultural activity in Vancouver.

Is your non-profit arts or cultural organization:

  • Producing or presenting ongoing arts and cultural activities in Vancouver?
  • Planning a cultural project or event?

You may be eligible for funding through the following Cultural Grant streams:

  • Project Grants
  • Annual Assistance Grants
  • Operating Grants

Learn about funding, eligibility, terms and conditions, evaluation criteria, and process for each grant stream, below.

Applicants who are deaf or live with a disability and need support to complete their grant applications may access support to cover the costs of assistance from service providers. Please contact our 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)

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

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