Programming & Project Assistance Grants

Lions Gate Youth Orchestra with dancers

Programming & Project Assistance grants support a wide range of activities that add value to the arts and cultural experiences of North Vancouver residents from the ongoing programming of established arts non-profits to new and innovative initiatives that will be considered on a project-by-project basis.


Application Materials

Applications to the Programming & Project Assistance program are accepted in three categories:

Program Guidelines

The Programming & Project Assistance Guidelines provide important program information including but not restricted to: eligibility considerations, guidance on application categories and submission processes, evaluation and review criteria, as well as annual reporting requirements.  The general purpose of the Programming & Project Assistance program is to support programs or projects:

  • that directly engage the creativity of the community;

  • that demonstrate a type or level of arts and cultural experience not otherwise available in North Vancouver;

  • that foster the development of new, emerging and innovative arts practices; or

  • that are inclusive of diverse artistic traditions and cross-cultural practices.

Policy Priorities

The Arts & Culture Grants Policy, adopted by City and District Councils in 2015, prioritizes two key areas for support through the Programming & Project Assistance Grant Program:

  • programs or projects that foster the development of emerging arts and cultural practices; AND

  • programs or projects targeted at underserved sections of the population.


In order to be considered eligible for Programming & Project Assistance, organizations must:

  • be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization OR recognized arts group whose primary purpose is to provide arts and cultural experiences;

  • have a history of delivering quality arts and cultural programs and services for a period of at least one (1) year prior to the application; and

  • conduct the programs or projects for which they are seeking support in North Vancouver, or be able to clearly demonstrate the benefit of the proposed programs or projects to North Vancouver residents.