Call for Submissions for Mount Pleasant Artist Production Space

The City of Vancouver is seeking submissions for capital funding for infrastructure projects that will secure and develop multi-artist production spaces in Mount Pleasant.

Examples of possible projects could include:

  • Purchasing or upgrading existing artist production spaces
  • Purchasing and developing new properties
  • Implementing a reserve fund to cover a portion of facility operating costs

The City is looking for projects that:

  • Provide a significant community benefit and best meet the need for accessible, affordable multi-artist production spaces in or serving Mount Pleasant
  • Demonstrate support and demand from artists and the community that the facility intends to serve
  • Secure facilities for long term use as artist production spaces and operate them on a not-for-profit basis
  • Be led by organizations with the capacity, skills, and experience to successfully fundraise, plan for, develop, and operate the facility
  • Have realistic and sustainable plans and budgets
  • Propose robust financing strategies and mechanisms that leverage funding from other sources
  • Propose innovative collaborations and partnerships
  • Be, or plan to be, a secured long-term public asset for use as an artist production space

Proponents must be established Vancouver-based non-profit arts and cultural organizations that have been working towards securing, enhancing, or developing sustainable artist production facilities in - or adjacent to -  Mount Pleasant.

Key Dates

Tuesday, November 26, 3:00 p.m.    Information meeting
Monday, December 2, 4:00 p.m.      Deadline to submit questions
Thursday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.   Submission deadline

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You must contact Derek Simons, cultural planner, to discuss your project prior to applying. Derek can provide applications to eligible organizations:

Contact: or 604.673.8283



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