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Application process now open for Culture, Arts and Heritage Grants

February 15, 2024

The City of Vancouver is now accepting applications for its Culture, Arts and Heritage Grants Program. This program’s goal is to support performances, exhibitions, activities and public art that showcase the best of Vancouver’s creative community.

“Last year, the Culture, Arts and Heritage Commission awarded grants to 15 projects that supported local music, visual art, dance, drama, film and cultural events,” said Cultural Services Manager, Stacey Donovan. “We are delighted to offer this opportunity again in 2024 and look forward to empowering ideas that celebrate and reflect the rich diversity of our Vancouver community.”

Applications will be accepted through April 7, with grants awarded in June. Applications should demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation and creativity. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and support projects occurring between July 2024 and November 2025. A total of $100,000 is available.

To help applicants navigate the process, the Culture, Arts and Heritage Commission will host a series of application workshops. These optional workshops will provide training and support for those interested in applying for a grant. Interested parties can register to attend a workshop at

  • 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 (Online)
  • 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 6 at Fourth Plain Community Commons (3101 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12 (Online)
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12 at Firstenburg Community Center (700 N.E. 136th Ave.)

This grant program is open to non-profit and government organizations or community members who partner with an organization as their fiscal sponsor. The role of the fiscal sponsor is to accept funds on the individual’s behalf. Fiscal sponsors may also oversee project administration and assist with reimbursement or reporting.

All eligible organizations and artists working to celebrate the cultures and heritage of communities within Vancouver city limits or urban growth area are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Elevating Vancouver’s livability by demonstrating social and economic impact
  • Celebrating a vibrant and diverse community
  • Exemplifying the best of Vancouver’s creative community by demonstrating strong feasibility and creative merit
  • Supporting innovation or collaboration

For more information about the grant program and how to apply, please visit  

Media contact: Melody Burton, Senior Communications Specialist;, 360-869-8746