Arts & Culture Grants

Production of The Edward Curtis Project at Presentation House Theatre

Arts & Culture Grants support the arts, foster creativity and help to build cultural connections in the community.  Grants are typically available to support not-for-profit arts organizations, other recognized arts groups and collectives as well as a range of community groups active in producing local events and activities.

Grants are provided through four distinct programs. Find more information and application forms by clicking these links:

The grants are designed to sustain the operations of key arts organizations, incentivize creative innovation and new initiatives, support events and festivals, and foster a wide range of activities that reflect the talent, creativity, spirit and diversity of the community.

2023 Arts & Culture Grants Schedule

Programming & Project Assistance Grants, Celebrations & Events Grants and Community Public Art Grants

There are two intakes, one for activities in the first half of the calendar year and one for those occurring in the second half of the year.  Please see guidelines for grant criteria.

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

  • Grant Information Sessions: September 7 and 8, 2022 more info
  • Application period: Monday, September 12, 2022 – Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:00pm PST
  • Arts and Culture Grants review Committee Adjudication: October 2022
  • Notice of Award: prior to December 2022 
  • Successful award funding processed upon receipt of the completed Grant Acceptance Form

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

  • Grant Information Sessions: TBA
  • Application period: Monday, February 6 to Monday, February 27, 2023
  •  Application deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00pm PST
  • Arts and Culture Grants review Committee Adjudication: April 2023
  • Notice of Award: prior to May 2023 
  • Successful award funding processed upon receipt of the completed Grant Acceptance Form 

Operating Assistance Grants 

The Operating Assistance Grants provide stable support for the operations and programming of leading organizations in the not-for-profit arts sector:

  • Grants window opens: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • Application deadline: Monday, January 16, 2023, 4:00pm PST
  • Arts and Culture Grants review Committee Adjudication: March 2023
  • Notice of Award: prior to Prior to June 2023 
  • Successful award funding processed upon receipt of the completed required reporting documents and the completed Grant Acceptance Form 
Grants News

Check out the Arts News page to receive regular program updates and to identify important funding opportunities.

For any letters of support, please provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice by email to Karen.pighin@nvrc.ca. Please note that letters of support are not guaranteed.

Grants Enquiries

Please direct email enquiries to: arts-grants@nvrc.ca

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