The following information is excerpted from a release issued by the City of Vancouver.
2017 Cultural Infrastructure Grants
Cultural Infrastructure Grants assist Vancouver arts and culture organizations to plan for, buy, build, renovate or expand cultural spaces.
- Applications: Now Open
- Book your meeting with staff by: Friday, March 31, 2017
- Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4 p.m.
BOOK YOUR MEETING NOW
An important part of applying for a Cultural Infrastructure Grant is meeting with staff to discuss your project and its eligibility. Strengthen your submission and gain valuable tips!
Contact Debra Bodner, Cultural Planner, by: March 31, 2017.
Cultural Infrastructure Grants can assist with:
- Feasibility Studies
- Demand or Needs Assessments
- Building Programs or Functional Plans
- Real Estate Studies
- Capital Fundraising Plans
- Architectural or Engineering Consultations
- Renovations & Expansions
- Accessibility Improvements
- Electrical, Plumbing, Heating Upgrades
- Purchase Space
- ... and More!
Detailed information about eligible organizations and projects and the application process are available in the 2017 Information Guide published online at: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/culture-grants-infrastructure-guidelines.pdf.
Critical Assistance Grants
Critical Assistance Grants assist Vancouver arts and culture organizations facing a critical situation as a result of a facility emergency or urgent life-safety issue to help pay for costs associated with emergency repairs or safety upgrades.
- Current status: Accepting Applications
In order to apply for a Critical Assistance Grant, contact Debra Bodner, Cultural Planner, prior to beginning any work on your project:
Your organization may apply for this grant for:
- Urgent, unforeseen facility situations resulting from the loss or failure of existing infrastructure or an urgent life safety requirement
- Projects critical enough that it cannot wait until the next CIG intake; funds are required now
- Potential major systems or structural failure, if the situation is not addressed immediately
Examples of eligible projects:
- Water damage
- Fire damage
- Results of vandalism
- Post-disaster emergency cleaning
- Purchase of infrastructure or systems caused by failure, damage, or loss
- Urgent life safety issues
Detailed information about eligible organizations and projects and the application process are available in the Information Guide published online at: http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/critical-assistance-grant-information-guide.pdf.