The City of Vancouver is providing grants to Vancouver-based professional not-for-profit arts and culture organizations and local First Nations Band Councils of up to $100,000 to fully fund public art projects which are significant in scale, conceptual innovation or the potential for public engagement.
We are interested in proposals that provide meaningful commissioning opportunities for professional artists, are artist-led and demonstrate strong commitments to advancing artists’ creative, critical investigation and experimentation. We are looking to support the realization of stand-alone, one-time projects that are identifiable as unique and significant public artworks. This is an opportunity for organizations to move outside of their usual programming and for artists to advance their practice in a significant way.
- Read through the Untitled: Public Art Grants Information Guide (PDF) for project and applicant eligibility.
- Learn more by reading the Q&A from our information sessions (PDF)
- Contact Cultural Services to discuss your eligibility and gain access to the online application form.
Faith Moosang, Cultural Planner
Cultural Services, City of Vancouver
Image: Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) weaver and knowledge keeper Debra Sparrow in conversation with Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Nep Sidhu at the Indian Summer Festival Tiffin Talk, Walking in Our Finest, July 8th, 2019. Behind them is the artwork, Dancing Masks, created by Kanika Sethi and Maynard Johnnie Jr., curated by Joleen Mitton.
Credit: Syed Mustafa.