City of Vancouver seeks applications for culture, arts and heritage grants

Grant funding totaling $150,000 is available to nonprofit or government organizations in Vancouver in 2020

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver will accept applications for this year’s culture, arts and heritage grants starting Wed., Feb. 19.

Grant funding totaling $150,000 is available to nonprofit or government organizations in Vancouver in 2020. Eligible projects include performances, exhibitions, special events, infrastructure improvements and professional development programming. Applications should demonstrate high artistic quality, innovation and creativity and should reflect, celebrate, and preserve the heritage and diversity found in our community.

Applications must be submitted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/culturegrants. The deadline to submit an application for funding is 3 p.m. April 8, with recipients announced in early July. Projects or programs receiving grant funding must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021.

“Arts, culture and heritage programs can benefit almost every part of our lives, from the vibrancy and economic prosperity of our city to our health and wellbeing, in addition to enhancing the unique character and identity of our city” said Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of two scheduled workshops to learn more about the grant process and guidelines. Workshops will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 4 p.m. March 5 at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., Vancouver.

 More information about the grants, including the review process and full guidelines, is available at www.cityofvancouver.us/culturegrants

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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