Programming & Project Assistance

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. 
 

The Arts & Culture Grants Policy prioritizes:

  • programs or projects that foster the development of emerging arts and cultural practices, and
  • programs or projects targeted at underserved sections of the population

Applications will be accepted in two intakes:

Early Intake

The 2018 Early Intake opens on Monday September 25th, 2017 and closes on Tuesday October 17th, 2017 and provides grant support for:

  • programs, projects, events or activities that commence or that take place between January 1st and May 31st, 2018
  • the eligible annual programming of applicants whose fiscal year commences between January 1st and May 31st, 2018

Main Intake

The 2018 Main Intake opens on Monday February 5th, 2018 and closes on Tuesday February 27th, 2017 and provides grant support for:

  • programs, projects, events or activities that commence or that take place between June 1st and December 31st, 2018
  • the eligible annual programming of applicants whose fiscal year commences after June 1st, 2018
Applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on the appropriate deadline.
 

Application Materials

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

1.  Special Projects, New Initiatives and Events in Development
With grants up to a maximum of $7,500, this category supports one-time only projects, pilot projects and new initiatives in development and event programming in its start-up phase.

2.  Annual Programming Support (Major Funding Stream)
For organizations seeking support for annual programming that is otherwise ineligible for Operating Assistance.  Annual Programming Support provides financial support for ongoing or annual programming initiatives across a wide range of artistic, creative and/or cultural practices.  The Major Funding Stream provides grants up to a maximum of $20,000.

3. Annual Programming Support (Small Grants)
For groups seeking smaller grants up to a maximum of $5,000, the Small Grants stream offers a streamlined application process with simplified reporting requirements
 

Purpose and Limitations

The 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.
 
The Programming & Project Assistance program is not intended to provide continuing, indefinite support for the same activity.  As a general rule, groups seeking a Programming & Project Assistance grant will be eligible to apply on an annual basis for the same activity for up to five (5) years.  Applicants seeking support beyond five years will be subject to review and must be able to demonstrate the ongoing value of the municipalities’ grant investment in the proposed program. 
 

Program Guidelines

The Programming & Project Assistance Guidelines provide important information with respect to: eligibility considerations, evaluation criteria, submission and financial reporting requirements.  Please consult the Guidelines before contacting the Program Officer.
 

Eligibility

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
​STAFF CONTACT

John Rice, Cultural Services Officer
TEL: 604.983.6466  EMAIL

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