City Council approved over $2.25 million in grants for 106 non-profit cultural organizations today. Seven local artists will also receive live-work or work-only studios below-market rents to support their work.
This investment will make space for arts and culture in Vancouver, support equity-seeking artists, and increase industry stability throughout and beyond the pandemic.
Artists and cultural creators from equity-seeking communities, including Indigenous, Black, people of colour, and people with disabilities, face many barriers to full participation in the cultural sector.
This investment is funded through a number of new and existing programs that advance our cultural goals. The complete report is available online.
Vancouver Music Fund
$300,000 is granted to Creative BC to renew the Vancouver Music Fund. Established in 2019 to implement the Vancouver Music Strategy, the Vancouver Music Fund provides direct support to Indigenous and underrepresented musicians, artists, and groups working in Vancouver’s music sector.