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Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: status of Cultural Spaces Grants

April 3, 2020: We're currently reviewing submitted Cultural Infrastructure Grants and Small Grants for Cultural Spaces, and preparing the Affordable Cultural Spaces grant stream, in light of COVID-19. We'll share details in the coming weeks.

Arts and culture facilities are essential to every vibrant, healthy community. We offer funding to help non-profit organizations buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural space.

Current status: Closed

Contact us

Diane Blunt
Cultural Planner
604-829-9307
diane.blunt
@vancouver.ca

Eligible applicants

Your organization must be a registered Vancouver-based non-profit society, charitable organization, or non-profit cooperative with a strong cultural mandate having an independent, active governing body composed of volunteers. Local First Nations Band Councils and Urban Indigenous non-profit organizations are also eligible to apply.

We don't fund organizations that:

  • Focus on health care, education, sports, recreation, or religion

Eligible projects

Your organization may apply for this grant to:

  • Plan or undertake feasibility studies for future capital projects
  • Complete capital projects
  • Buy, build, renovate, or expand a cultural facility

The funding cannot pay for:

  • Regular or routine repair and maintenance
  • Part of ongoing, day-to-day operations
  • Work that is already underway or completed
  • Administrative costs not directly related to the project
  • Projects not located in Vancouver

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines (348 KB)

    The guidelines explain:

    • Program objectives
    • Eligible applicants and projects
    • Grant types and amounts
    • Assessment of applications (criteria and process)
    • Terms and conditions of the grant award
  2. Contact us to set up a mandatory meeting to discuss your eligibility and project:
    • diane.blunt@vancouver.ca or 604-829-9307
      • Meetings will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 6 to February 28, at the Cultural Services office in the Woodwards Heritage Building.
  3. Complete the statement of intent to apply  (22 KB) to apply

If your group and project are eligible, we will email you an invitation to apply online. The completed application form must be submitted by the deadline. We will also send you an invitation to an information session on the online application process, and valuable information on the grant itself

Grant payments

Resource documents to help with your application

Grant recipients

View the 2019 Cultural Grant Allocations (Infrastructure, Community Arts, Arts Capacity, Host Your Own Engagement)  2019 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Allocations report  (392 KB).

Grant recipients

Grant recipients from previous years

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

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

culture@vancouver.ca

cultural.spaces@vancouver.ca

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