City of Vancouver Cultural Infrastructure and Critical Assistance Grants

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.

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