Grants Review Committee

West Coast Folklore mural by Ola Volo

The Arts & Culture Grants Review Committee acts as an “arms-length” peer review and advisory body to the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission.  It reviews all grant applications and provides recommendations to the governing body of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission.

The Grants Review Committee is a volunteer body, consisting of five impartial and qualified members with appropriate experience and expertise in the arts as well as cultural and community-based practices.   All members of the Committee are appointed by motion of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission and must be residents of North Vancouver.  Committee Members are initially appointed for a two-year term, however appointments can be extended to a maximum of two consecutive terms.  The composition, roles and responsibilities the Grants Review Committee are governed by a procedural Terms of Reference.

Balance, Equity & Inclusion

Every effort is made to ensure:

  • that the Committee represents a breadth of experience and expertise in and across a wide range of artistsic practices and cultural traditions:  visual, studio and gallery arts, community-engaged arts practices, music, dance, theatre and other performing arts, community events, cultural celebrations, community public art projects, as well as the local not-for-profit sector generally.

  • that openings on the Committee are made available and accessible to all resident populations in North Vancouver, and that the final composition of the Committee reflects a balance of diverse populations, including - to the extent possible - populations that have been traditionally marginalized or underserved.

Grants Program Information

If you have any questions generally about Arts & Culture Grants in North Vancouver, please contact the Cultural Services Supervisor, Karen Pighin by email or by calling 604.983.6334.

Arts and Culture Grants Review Committee - Call for Volunteers

Are you a resident of North Vancouver? Do you have experience in the areas of dance, arts administration, cultural planning and/or literary and media arts?  If so, we hope you will consider applying for one of two volunteer positions with NVRC’s Arts and Culture Grants Review Committee.
North Vancouver Recreation and Culture’s Arts and Culture Grants Review Committee evaluates funding applications submitted to the Arts and Culture Grants program and, based on the established criteria, makes recommendations to the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission regarding the disbursement of grant funds  on an annual basis.  This volunteer position is for a two year term to a maximum of two terms. 
The committee composition aims to reflect the diverse population in North Vancouver including those with diverse lived experience
If you are interested in future opportunities, please email NVRC Cultural Services Supervisor, Karen Pighin at