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Creative City Grants Application Deadline Approaching!

Sunday, August 19, 2018 1:25 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

The City of Vancouver is providing a one-time only project grant of up to $20,000 to support priorities expressed by the community through the Creative City Strategy early engagement process.

Be sure to read through the Creative City Strategic Grant Information Guide (PDF) for the full details, including eligibility and key dates.

For further questions please contact the following Cultural Services staff:

Marnie Rice marnie.rice@vancouver.ca
Doug Durand douglas.durand@vancouver.ca
Cherryl Masters cherryl.masters@vancouver.ca

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, September 5 at 4pm (PST)

Apply online.

Creative City Strategic Grants can support existing or new projects that:

  • address Creative City Strategy themes of Reconciliation, Equity and Access, Investment and Visibility, Capacity or Collaboration;
  • support and provide opportunities for artists, arts administrators, or arts and cultural organizations that have experienced barriers to accessing the City’s cultural programs and support;
  • provide practices, knowledge or resources that benefit the broader arts and culture sector; and
  • strengthen relations and networks across artistic, cultural and creative communities.


  • Registered nonprofit societies, community service co-ops, and charities as well as local First Nations Band Councils are eligible to apply.
  • You can apply for a new or existing project, including those that are eligible for or have previously received funding from the City
  • This grant can cover up to 100% of project costs.
  • Projects need to be complete by the end of 2019.

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.