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Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits for Arts and Culture Projects

Regional Cultural Project Grants


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Funding Source
Metro Vancouver
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Geographic Focus
Canada: British Columbia: Vancouver Metropolitan Area;

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/01/23 4:00 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for arts and culture projects. Funding may support new projects or the expansion of existing initiatives. Eligible uses of funds include research, creation, production, dissemination, audience development, project staff, and/or administrative capacity building. Grant funds must be used for regional projects in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
In order to qualify for a 2023 grant, the applicant must:
- Promote arts and culture as its primary purpose;
- Produce and present arts and culture on a regular basis within the Metro Vancouver region;
- Be a “stand-alone” and not merely part of an organization whose function or purpose extends beyond an arts and culture mandate;
- Be a non-profit society, registered under the BC Societies Act for at least 2 fiscal years (i.e. registered before April 1, 2021);
- Demonstrate that it is a well-run organization with a well-defined arts and culture mandate, sound administration and solid business plan, and
- Obtain funding from diverse sources.

Grants are not intended to support ongoing operational/general expenses.

Pre-Application Information
Complete applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Monday, May 1, 2023.

The timeline for the 2023 regional cultural project grants will follow the schedule below:
- May - June: Received applications reviewed by Metro Vancouver staff.
- June - July: Adjudication by Metro Vancouver’s Regional Culture Committee.
- July - August: Final grant allocations approved by Metro Vancouver's Board; communication to all applicants, including dissemination of cheques for successful grants.

Organizations may only apply for one project grant per year.

Estimated Size of Grant
Project grants are awarded to a maximum of $10,000 each.

Term of Contract
Project marketing timelines and project delivery must occur between September 01, 2023 and August 31, 2024. Pre-production planning and work may take place before September 2023.

Contact Information

Sarah Faucher
External Outreach Coordinator

Metrotower III
4515 Central Boulevard
Burnaby, BC, V5H 0C6

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