The Cultural Grants Program supports and enhances Surrey’s arts and cultural sector through:
Grants are awarded in four categories:
Project grants: encourage partnerships and collaborations that result in cultural programs and initiatives.
Cultural celebration grants: support initiatives to provide audiences with an original artistic experience as part of a larger event.
The costs funded in this category may include the following:
Operating grants: support and sustain the work of mature, registered not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations that:
Operating grant enhanced funding:
In 2022, the City introduced an increased grant amount for eligible organizations applying for operating grants that meet additional criteria with the intention to help support organizations fully based in Surrey, who provide year-round cultural programming to Surrey residents, and are seeking to develop as organizations, to also meet eligibility criteria for BC Arts Council and Canada Council grants for their field of practice.
The SCT rental subsidy: offers assistance to Cultural Grant applicants renting Surrey Civic Theatres. Based on availability, this subsidy will provide access to City of Surrey Civic Theatres venues, including: Main Stage and the Studio Theatre, both at the Surrey Arts Centre, and Centre Stage at City Hall.