City of Vancouver Opens 2018 Public Art Community Grants

The following information is excerpted from a call issued by the City of Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver provides grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale public art projects produced by Vancouver-based organizations working with practicing artists and communities.

Public art projects should contribute to the discourse, practice or art form. All projects must be a one-time, single creative project or time-limited series. Projects involving emerging artists and diverse cultures are encouraged to apply.

This is an opportunity for artists, arts organizations, communities, and local non-profit societies to develop collaborative partnerships and strengthen artistic and community outcomes for public art projects.


This program is open to Vancouver-based, non-profit organizations, community service co-ops, registered charities, and First Nations Band Councils. Both arts-based and non-arts-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Non-arts-based organizations must partner with arts-based organizations or professional artists.

Arts-based organizations are strongly encouraged to partner with neighbourhood-based groups or artists whose practice incorporates community. Arts-based organizations currently receiving other City arts and cultural grant funding may be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Read the Public Art Community Grants Information Guide (PDF).
  2. Contact Cultural Services to discuss eligiblity and receive access to the application. 
    Marcia Belluce, Cultural Planner
    Cultural Services, City of Vancouver
  3. Submit your Application
    After contacting Cultural Services, eligible applicants that meet the project criteria can proceed to submitting their application. 
    The application deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

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