Arts & Culture Grants

Each year, on behalf of the City and District of North Vancouver, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture invests over $750,000 in grants to support arts and culture in the community.  Arts & Culture Grants are provided through four distinct programs, 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.

Start planning now for important local funding opportunities that support your organization’s capacity to grow, flourish and innovate.  Review the Program Guidelines to learn more about the different grants programs available and find out what’s involved in submitting a grant request.  And, check our Grants News regularly to stay on top of information sessions, program updates and funding opportunities.

Operating Assistance grants are available to support:

  • professional or semi-professional arts organizations
  • professional arts service organizations

Programming & Project Assistance grants are available to support:

  • professional or semi-professional arts groups or arts service organizations
  • community, amateur or member-based arts groups
  • organizations seeking support for annual programming that are otherwise ineligible for Operating Assistance

The Celebrations & Events Grants program supports:

  • annual cultural celebrations, usually in the form of a festival
  • professional arts festivals
  • small, neighbourhood-based or community events

Community Public Art grants support local community groups that are:

  • seeking to work with a professional or an established artist
  • looking to engage sectors of the community through a community-engaged arts process
  • requesting support to create or enhance a public art project

Staff Contact: 
If you have any questions about Arts & Culture Grants in North Vancouver, please contact:
John Rice, Cultural Services Officer
T: 604.983.6466


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