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Small grants for cultural spaces

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.

We're providing funding up to $25,000 for arts and culture space-related projects including:

  • Planning and research
  • Minor capital or infrastructure projects
  • Mentorships and capacity building

Our goal is to invest in existing and future capital assets consistent with Culture|Shift: Blanketing the City in Arts and Culture, Vancouver’s Culture Plan for 2020-2029, and Making Space for Arts and Culture, Vancouver’s Cultural Infrastructure plan.

Contact us

Diane Blunt
Cultural Planner


Key dates for 2020

  Spring (round one) Fall (round two)
Potential grantees meet with staff January 6 to February 28 TBD
Applications available January 31 TBD
Deadline for draft application feedback February 19 TBD
Deadline for submissions March 11 at 4pm TBD
Council date TBD TBD



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



Grant recipients from previous years

View previous recipients of Vancouver’s Small Grants for Cultural Spaces.

Find out who received grants, how much the grant was, and what it was used for.