Grant Spotlight #27: City of Vancouver Cultural Grant Program

Details: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/cultural-grants-program.aspx

Deadline: December 7, 2017

2017 Project Application template: 2017-cofv-projects-appl-questions-template
2017 Annual Assistance Application template: 2017-cofv-annual-assistance-appl-questions-template
2017 Operating Application template2017-cofv-operating-appl-questions-template

CONTACTS:

Karen Hasselfelt
Cultural Planner: Project Grants
604-871-6045 karen.hasselfelt@vancouver.ca

Cherryl Masters
Cultural Planner: Operating Grants
604-871-6498 cherryl.masters@vancouver.ca

Metha Brown
Cultural Planner: Annual Assistance Grants
604.673-8411 metha.brown@vancouver.ca

Oct 2016 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines (all disciplines) & Community Arts:
  1. AVIVA Community Fund Competition 2016 (opens Sept 19, closes Oct 6)
  2. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (appl windows: Sept 1-Nov 30, 2016; Mar 1- May 31, 2017; Sept 1,- Nov 30, 2017; depending on timing of event)
  3. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (NOTE Deadline Change: Oct 1 & Apr 1)
  4. Port Metro Vancouver Community Investment Program (2016 meeting schedule: Feb 11, Apr 14, Jun 9, Aug 11, Oct 13,  Dec 8; *proposals need to be submitted at least ONE WEEK prior to meeting)
  5. Telus Community Board Donation Program (Vancouver) (2016 deadlines: Jan 29,  Apr 29, Aug 5, Oct 14)
  6. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Development (Oct 15)
  7. City of Vancouver Neighbourhood Matching Fund (Oct 15, Apr 15)
  8. ARTSTARTS: Artists in The Classroom (AIC) (Oct 17)
  9. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program  (monthly deadlines: Oct 21)
  10. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Oct 21)
  11. NEW: Vancouver Foundation Field of Interest – Develop Grants (applications open Sept 20; deadline Oct 21)
  12. BC Gaming Multiculturalism Grant Program (Unknown if program will be available again in 2016, check back for updates; 2015 deadline was  Oct 26 – Dec 13)
  13. ArtStarts: Arts In Education Council (Oct 28)
  14. CLICK Foundation  – Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids (Oct 31 & Mar 31)
  15. NEW: BC Ministry of Culture: International Presence Program (Proposals will be accepted on a continuous [first come first served] intake until Nov 30, 2016).
  16. Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (no deadline, constant intake; NOTE: recent changes (May 2016) were made to the program guidelines & forms; feasibility studies are again eligible)
  17. Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund (NOTE: Canada 150 Fund is no longer accepting applications for projects requesting over $50,000. The Fund continues to accept applications for projects requesting $50,000 or less. NEW: The last deadline to submit a funding application to the Canada 150 Fund is October 21, 2016)
  18. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
Aboriginal/First Peoples Program Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Art Forms Program for Organizations (Oct 15)
  2. Canada Council Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Visual Art Forms Program for Individual Artists (Oct 15)
  3. First Peoples Culture Council: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships  (Oct 31)
  4. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (Organizations & Collectives) (Oct 31)
  5. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts (Oct 31)
  6. First Peoples Culture Council: Individual Artists Program (Oct 31)
  7. First Peoples Culture Council: Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations (Oct 31)
Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Project Grants to Visual Artists (Note: only deadline is Oct 1, 2016)
  2. NEW: Creative BC: Project Development Fund (application intake now open; first come first served funding)
  3. Canada Council New Media Residencies (Oct 1)
  4. Canada Council Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing (Oct 1)
  5. Canada Council Grants to Film and Video Artists: Scriptwriting Grants, Production Grants and Research/Creation Grants (Oct 1)
  6. Canada Council Grants to New Media and Audio Artists: Research and Production Grants (Oct 1)
  7. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Arts Festivals (Oct 15)
  8. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Media Arts Organizations (Oct 15)
  9. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Museums and Visual Arts Organizations (Oct 15)
Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:
  1.  Canada Council Music Production (Concert & Recording) (Oct 1 & May 1)
  2. Canada Council Music Touring Grants (Note: Oct 15, 2016 is only deadline in 2016)
  3. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Arts Festivals (Oct 15)
  4. NEW: BC Music Fund: Sound Recording Pilot Program (Applications open until Nov 30, 2016, processed first-come-first-served)
Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Arts Festivals (Oct 15)
  2. Canada Council Theatre International Program (Components I & II) (Oct 15)
Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Dance Presentation Program: Support to Festivals (Oct 1)
  2. Canada Council Dance Touring Grants: International (Oct 1)
  3. Canada Council Dance Touring Grants: National (Oct 1)
  4. Canada Council Dance Presentation Program: Support to Presenters (Oct 1)
  5. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Arts Festivals (Oct 15)
  6. Canada Council Dance on Screen Production Projects (Oct 15)
For Individual Artists (all disciplines):
  1. Canada Council Project Grants to Visual Artists (Note: only deadline is Oct 1, 2016)
  2. Canada Council Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing (Oct 1)
  3. Canada Council Grants to Film and Video Artists: Scriptwriting Grants, Production Grants and Research/Creation Grants (Oct 1)
  4. Canada Council Grants to New Media and Audio Artists: Research and Production Grants (Oct 1 )
  5. Canada Council Music Production (Concert & Recording) (Oct 1)
  6. First Peoples Culture Council: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships  (Oct 31)
  7. First Peoples Culture Council: Individual Artists Program (Oct 31)
  8. First Peoples Culture Council: Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations (Oct 31)
  9. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts (Oct 31)
  10. Canada Council Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Visual Art Forms Program for Individual Artists (Oct 15)

Sept 2016 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines/Service/Community (all disciplines):
  1. (NEW) BC Collaborative Spaces Program (Sept 1)
  2. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (appl windows: Sept 1-Nov 30, 2016; Mar 1- May 31, 2017; Sept 1,- Nov 30, 2017; depending on timing of event)
  3. Canada Council Capacity Building Program: The Flying Eagle (Sept 1)
  4. Canada Council: Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development (Sept 10)
  5. Kinder Morgan Foundation (Sept 10, Nov 10, Jan 10, Mar 10, May 10, July 10)
  6. Vancouver Foundation Field of Interest Grants (Fall Grant Intake deadline not yet known – check back for updates)
  7. Hamber Foundation (Sept 15, Mar 15)
  8. AVIVA Community Fund Competition 2016 (opens Sept 19, closes Oct 6)
  9. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Sept 23)
  10. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Sept 23)
  11. BCAC Operating Assistance – Arts and Cultural Services Organizations (Sept 23)
  12. BCAC Community Arts Councils – Operating Assistance (Sept 30)
  13. New Addition: Canadian Heritage Youth Take Charge Program (Sept 30, 2016)
  14. NEW: BC Ministry of Culture: International Presence Program (Proposals will be accepted on a continuous [first come first served] intake until Nov 30, 2016).
  15. Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (no deadline, constant intake; NOTE: recent changes (May 2016) were made to the program guidelines & forms; feasibility studies are again eligible)
  16. Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund (NO deadline; NOTE: most recent intake ‘deadline’ was June 15; unknown if there will remaining funds for a final intake in Sept 2016 – stay tuned!)
  17. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
Disability & Equity Arts Deadlines:
  1. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2016 deadlines: Mar 2, May 24, Sept 2)
  2. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Organizational Development Project Grants (Sept 15)
  3. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Sector Development Project Grants (Sept 15)
  4. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Creative Development (Sept 15)
  5. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Professional Development Grants (Deadline: anytime, at least 8 weeks before project start until Nov 30, 2016)
Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts (Sept 1, Nov 1)
  2. Canada Council: Literary Readings and Author Residencies Program: Literary Readings (Sept 1)
  3. Canada Council: Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Operating Grants (annual & multi-year funding) (Note: no deadline in 2016)
  4. Canada Council: Project Grants to Organizations in the Visual Arts (Sept 15)
  5. Canada Council Book Publishing Support: Art Books (Sept 15)
  6. Canada Council: Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Project Grants (Sept 15)
  7. YVR Arts Foundation: (First Nations) Masterpiece Study Program Grants (Sept 30)
  8. BCAC Operating Assistance – Media Arts Organizations (Sept 30)
  9. BCAC Operating Assistance – Public Museums (Sept 30)
  10. BCAC Operating Assistance – Visual Arts Organizations (Sept 30)
  11. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities through Arts & Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30, Sept 30, Jan 31)
Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:
  1. MUCHFact Awards (2016 Deadlines: Jan 14, Mar 10, May 05, Jun 30, Sep 8, Nov 3)
  2. Canada Council: Music: Commissioning of Canadian Compositions (Sept 15)
  3. Canada Council: Residencies for Composers and Conductors (Note: no deadline in 2016)
  4. Canada Council: Music Travel Grants (Sept 15 & Nov 15, 2016; Jan 31, 2017)
  5. SOCAN Composer Outreach Residencies (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  6. SOCAN Concert Music Education Grants (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  7. SOCAN Concert Music Events & Projects (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  8. SOCAN Concert Music Festivals (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  9. SOCAN Concert Music Publications (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  10. SOCAN Popular Music Education (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  11. SOCAN Popular Music Events & Projects (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  12. SOCAN Popular Music Festivals (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  13. SOCAN Popular Music Publications  (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  14. FACTOR Artist Development Program (2016 deadlines: May 26 & Sept 29: deadline to submit new / unrated profiles: Sept 22, 2016)
  15. BCAC Operating Support (Professional Festivals) (Sept 30)
  16. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities through Arts & Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30, Sept 30, Jan 31)
Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council: Artist & Community Collaboration (Theatre) (Sept 15)
  2. Canada Council Grants to Theatre Artists: Individual Creation, Artists-in-Residency, Playwriting Residency and Professional Development (Sept 15)
  3. Canada Council: Theatre Production Project Grants (Emerging Artists) (Sept 15)
  4. Canada Council Theatre Production Project Grants (Established Artists) (Sept 15)
  5. Canada Council Theatre: Project Grants to Service Organizations (Sept 15)
  6. BCAC Operating Support (Professional Festivals) (Sept 30)
  7. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities through Arts & Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30, Sept 30, Jan 31)
Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Operating Support (Professional Festivals) (Sept 30)
  2. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities through Arts & Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30, Sept 30, Jan 31)
Individual Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts (Sept 1, Nov 1)
  2. Canada Council: Long-Term Grants to Visual Artists (Sept 1)
  3. MUCHFact Awards (2016 Deadlines: Jan 14, Mar 10, May 05, Jun 30, Sep 8, Nov 3)
  4. BCAC Project Assistance for Creative Writers (Sept 15)
  5. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Creative Development (Sept 15)
  6. Canada Council Equity Cultivate: Professional Development Grants (Deadline: anytime, at least 8 weeks before project start; until Nov 30, 2016)
  7. Canada Council: Theatre Production Project Grants (Emerging Artists) (Sept 15)
  8. Canada Council Theatre Production Project Grants (Established Artists) (Sept 15)
  9. Canada Council: Music Travel Grants (Sept 15 & Nov 15, 2016; Jan 31, 2017)
  10. Canada Council: John Hobday Awards in Arts Management (Sept 30)
  11. YVR Arts Foundation: (First Nations) Masterpiece Study Program Grants (Sept 30)

Grant Spotlight #26: BC Collaborative Spaces Program

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Arts and Cultural Development Branch: B.C. COLLABORATIVE SPACES PROGRAM

Details: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/arts-culture/creative-economy

Deadline: September 1, 2016

The Province of B.C. supports culturally-rich communities and a creative economy that fosters sustainable jobs, economic growth and a vibrant social fabric.

The Arts and Cultural Development Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development supports excellence in the creative sector to enhance the cultural, social and economic development of B.C. This is done through strategic, transparent investment and innovative partnerships within the sector and across government.

COLLABORATIVE SPACES:
A collaborative space is a physical place where groups and/or individuals come together to further artistic practice, creative production and/or presentation. This could also include the sharing of management and/or administrative resources. These spaces can be mixed use and flexible, community focused and accessed by multiple groups.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
The B.C. Collaborative Spaces Program is designed to foster spaces that enable B.C.’s creative professionals and organizations to work together in innovative and creative ways. This program is part of the Province’s Creative Economy Strategy, which promotes the value of creativity and encourages co-operation, while at the same time, driving innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship. www.gov.bc.ca/creativeeconomy

PROGRAM GOALS:
• Increase shared resources for the arts and culture sector, such as flexible workspaces; exhibition, rehearsal or performance spaces; social, meeting or networking spaces; and business support and/or administration tools;
• Strengthen partnerships and create opportunities for cross-fertilization between a varied mix of community cultural stakeholders and creative professionals;
• Enhance levels of artistic creation/production and community engagement;
• Improve access to cultural spaces for equity-seeking groups, including culturally-diverse communities, people with disabilities, youth, regional artists and audiences;
• Enhance and increase engagement with Indigenous artists and communities through access to cultural spaces;
• Increase organizational and operational sustainability; and
• Support and grow the local, regional and/or provincial creative economy.

AWARDS:
The maximum grant available is:
• Up to $50,000 for the renovation and improvement of existing space and facilities; OR
• Up to $50,000 for the purchase of specialized equipment; OR
• Up to $50,000 (combined total) for the purchase of specialized equipment and the renovation and improvement of existing space and facilities.

ELIGIBILITY:
An applicant must be a:
• Non-profit organization that is:
o Governed by an active Board of Directors;
o Incorporated under B.C.’s Society Act or Cooperative Association Act, section 178;
o Focused on delivering arts and/or cultural programming or services as stated in the organization’s mandate and mission; and
o In operation for at least one fiscal year; or
• Band Council; or
• Aboriginal Friendship Centre (in operation for at least one fiscal year).

Tenancy Requirements:
The applicant must own the space or have a signed long-term (ten year minimum) lease and provide a stated intention to maintain the facility into the future for cultural purposes.  Organizations with less than ten years remaining on their lease must include a signed letter
(tenant and landlord) indicating a commitment to renew the lease upon its expiration. Applicants with different tenancy arrangements should contact the program manager, to discuss the situation.

CONTACT: Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Arts and Cultural Development Branch.
Attn: B.C. Collaborative Spaces Program
artsandculture@gov.bc.ca or by phone at 250-356-1718.