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Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program

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. 

If this describes your organization, you may be eligible for funding. Conditions apply, so check out the program guidelines below.

Current status: Closed
Application available: Mid-January 2019

Contact us about this grant

Debra Bodner
Cultural Planner

604-873-7211

debra.bodner@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
  • Are currently being considered for a cultural amenity space in Vancouver
  • Have been based in a cultural amenity space in Vancouver for less than one year

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 PDF (196 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:
    • debra.bodner@vancouver.ca
    • 604-873-7211
    • Meetings will be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of January 8, 2018, at the Cultural Services office in the Woodwards Heritage Building.
  3. Complete the statement of intent Word document (24 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 2018 Cultural Grant Allocations (Infrastructure, Community Arts, Arts Capacity, Host Your Own Engagement)  2018 Cultural Infrastructure Grant Allocations Report PDF file (488 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 and mailing address
Cultural Services
Woodward's Heritage Building
501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Fax: 604-871-6005

culture@vancouver.ca

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