Untitled: Public Art Grants

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: status of Public Art Grants

April 3, 2020: Public Art Grants applications are being reviewed by an external panel for adjudication in late April. We will work with applicants to determine the feasibility of proposals, and adjust timelines and other details to respond to changing conditions.

Arbres de Mémoire (Trees of Memory) site installation, 2017. Photo: Laura Lee Coles

Untitled is an invitation from the City of Vancouver Public Art program to Vancouver-based professional not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and local First Nations Band Councils to submit applications for artist-led public art projects for 2020/2021.

About the grant

We're providing grants of up to $100,000 to fully fund public art projects which are significant in scale, conceptual innovation, or the potential for public engagement.

We're interested in proposals that provide meaningful commissioning opportunities for professional artists, are artist-led and demonstrate strong commitments to advancing artists’ creative, critical investigation and experimentation.

We're looking to support the realization of stand-alone, one-time projects that are identifiable as unique and significant public artworks. This is an opportunity for organizations to move outside of their usual programming and for artists to advance their practice in a significant way.

Read the application information guide (314 KB) for more details.

2020 key dates

Information sessions February 4 and February 10
Applications available Early February
Applications due March 18

What's happening

Accepting submissions for artist-led public art projects for 2020/2021

Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 18 at noon.

Read the questions and answers from our information sessions (182 KB)


The program is open to Vancouver-based non-profit arts and culture organizations and First Nations Band Councils. There are additional organizational and project eligibility criteria for this grant. Carefully read the application information guide for the full requirements.

How to apply

  1. Read the application information guide

The guide includes important information about the grant.

Read the guide (314 KB)

  1. Contact Cultural Services

After you have read the guide, contact a cultural planner to discuss eligibility and receive access to the application:

Faith Moosang
Cultural Services