Cultural Learning and Sharing Grant Program

This program provides up to $20,000 to non-profit arts and cultural organizations to access or deliver learning opportunities that will build and strengthen skills, knowledge, relationships and experience in order to enhance organizational, sectoral or individual arts and leadership practices. 

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Some of our recently-funded activities

  • A symposium and toolkit on reconciliation and redress in the arts lead by elders, knowledge keepers, artists, and cultural experts from the Coast Salish Cultural Network.
  • Learning and sharing among a cohort of dancers who live with chronic illness and who are working toward a framework for the dance community to provide support.
  • An arts management mentorship for emerging QTBIPOC administrator.
  • Immersive workshops and conversations led by an Indigenous artist and facilitator to support a non-equity-led organization to embed into its operations equity and artistic sovereignty through Indigenous ways of being and knowing.
  • A national convening of racialized screen industry creatives to share critical knowledge, resources, and experiences so as to develop practices, pathways, and protocols to effectively work together.

Spring 2024 key dates

The 2024 program opens on January 24. Applications are accepted at 3 annual intakes until all funds are fully-allocated.

Application cut-off dates  When you'll be notified
Wednesday, February 28 at 11:59pm April 2024
Wednesday, April 3 at 11:59pm May 2024
Wednesday, September 11 at 11:59pm November 2024

Who can apply

  • Artists and cultural leaders who identify as:
    • xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Urban Indigenous
    • Black or of African descent
    • People of Colour
    • Deaf/deaf, Hard of Hearing
    • Living with a disability/disabled people
    • LGBTQ2+ and gender diverse
  • Arts and culture organizations’ leaders, artists and staff that wish to build their pathways to becoming more equitable
  • Individual artists and cultural leaders may apply via a sponsor non-profit arts and cultural organization

How to apply

Read the 2024 information guide (200 KB)

Contact a cultural planner to discuss your eligibility, access the online application form, and, benefit from valuable advice:

Joyce Rosario
Cultural Planner 
joyce.rosario@vancouver.ca 
604-707-5483

Marnie Rice
Cultural Planner 
marnie.rice@vancouver.ca
604-871-6659