Metro Vancouver is accepting submissions for its regional cultural grants.

A total of $140,000 in funding assistance is available to arts and culture organizations for regional projects, with a maximum of $10,000 per project grant. These annual regional cultural grants support region-serving arts and culture projects including research, creation, production, dissemination, audience development, project staff and administrative capacity building.

The intake for projects typically takes place in April/May, however, recognizing the significant and continued impact of COVID-19 for the arts and culture community, the deadline for the 2020 grant application intake has been postponed to August in order to give applicants more time to focus on their base operations, brainstorm adapted methods of project delivery and reconfirm the availability of necessary resources.

“The arts community is facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing public health measures enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. “As such we have adjusted this year’s cultural grants program to offer greater clarity and flexibility in terms of project delivery options, timeframes and other grant criteria.”

“Arts and culture connect our communities in important and creative ways that are the heart and soul of the quality of life that we all value so much and we are proud to support the arts and culture community during this difficult period,” added Dhaliwal.

Completed applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The 2020 application form, project grant eligibility and selection criteria can be downloaded from

Questions may be directed by email to Sarah Faucher, External Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or 604-456-8828.

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