Community Public Art Grants

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Community Public Art grants support opportunities for an artist or artists to work with a cross-section of the community and to directly engage their creativity through innovative, arts-based strategies.

The Community Public Art Grants Program provides opportunities to residents and artists to work collaboratively on an art project that addresses an issue or concern of mutual interest. 

The City of North Vancouver sets aside a maximum of $15,000 annually as seed funding to encourage and support this type of community engagement. 

The District of North Vancouver sets aside $7,500 annually, typically to support one or two community art projects a year.

Grant Availability

2023 Application Schedule:  

1. Fall Intake (for activities that take place between January 1, 2023 to August 10, 2023): 

  • Application period: Monday, September 12, 2022 – Tuesday October 11, 2022 
  • Application deadline: Tuesday October 11, 2022, 4:00pm PST 

2. Spring Intake (for activities that take place between July 15, 2023 to December 31, 2023): 

  • Application period: Monday, February 6, 2023 to Monday, February 27, 2023 
  • Application deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00pm PST 

Proposals are accepted across a wide range of creative disciplines, but should be rooted in participatory arts practices – i.e. should involve the public in the creation of the artwork or engage participants in issues of interest or concern to the community.  Projects should result in the creation or presentation of a small to medium sized, permanent or temporary public art project in North Vancouver.


Community Public Art Grants |  Application Form (MS Word form)


Eligible applicants for Community Public Art Assistance include: 
  • registered not-for-profit arts and culture organizations 
  • community service organizations 
  • community associations 
  • heritage associations and local historic societies 
  • parent advisory councils 
  • merchants’ associations or business improvement associations 
  • multi-cultural and ethno-cultural organizations
  • charitable organizations 
  • other recognized community groups