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:
 

1. New Initiatives Grants

New Initiatives Grants are intended to support creative risk-taking in the form of pilot projects, new initiatives in development and the early work of emerging groups.

Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of $6,500 or 35% of the proposed project budget.*   Matching funds can be a combination of cash and in-kind contributions,  In-kind contrbutions are liminted to 25% of the overall project budget.

OPTIONAL:            Covid 19 Impact Update              (MS Word document)
 

* Applicants who are not yet established or registered as non-profit societies may be awarded grants up to a mximum of $5,000 or 50% of the project budget. 
 

2. Program & Project Grants

Program & Project Grants are intended to support creative programs and projects of all kinds that exhibit quality artistic, cultural or heritage practices, and that clearly articulate a high level of benefit to the community.  While Program & Project Grants are available for a wide range of creative, artistic and cultural practices, the defining focus of the program is to support:

  • the production or presentation of a single program, project, show or series that recurs on a regular, annual or bi-annual basis (Annual Support);
  • one-time only projects that do not meet the criteria for New Initiatives Grants (Special Projects); OR
  • the programming of community-based arts, cultural or heritage organizations with an annual operating budget (not including in-kind contributions) that is less than $50,000.

Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of $12,500 or 30% of the proposed budget.*  Matching funds can be a combination of cash and in-kind contributions.  In-kind contributions are limited to 20% of the the overall project budget.

  • Program & Project Grants     Client Profile                  (MS Word document)

  • Program & Project Grants     Application Form         (MS Word doxument)

  • Program & Project Grants     Budget Form                 (MS Excel Workbook)

OPTIONAL:            Covid 19 Impact Update                           (MS Word document)

* Applicants who are not yet established or registered as non-profit societies may be awarded grants up to a mximum of $7,500 or 40% of the project budget. 
 

3. Annual Programming Support

Annual Programming Support provides annual support for year-round programming initiatives across a wide range of artistic, creative and/or cultural practices.  While Annual Programming Support is available for a wide range of creative, artistic and cultural practices, the defining focus of the program is to support:

  • groups that produce or present multiple programs, projects or series that recur on a regular, annual or bi-annual basis (Annual Programming);
  • arts and cultural organizations with professional practices, but that do not otherwise qualify for Operating Assistance; AND
  • arts and cultural organizations with an annual operating budget (not including in-kind contributions) that is greater than $40,000–$50,000.

Grants are availble up to a maximum of $22,500 or up to 25% of the proposed budget.  Matching funds can be a comination of cash and in-kindd contributions.  In-kind contributions are limited to 15% of the total programming budget.

OPTIONAL:            Covid 19 Impact Update                                    (MS Word document)

Annual Programming Support is available to organizations that might not otherwise qualify for Operating Assistance.  Potential applicants are encouraged to consult with the Grants Officer to ensure that they submit to the correct grant program and category.
 

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.
     

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.

Home > Arts & Culture > Arts & Culture Grants > Programming & Project Assistance Grants