The Downtown East Side Small Arts Grants program is intended for artists who demonstrate a history of original art practice, and show a vital engagement with the downtown eastside community. With small grants of $500 - $1,000, the program is an opportunity for local artists to take their art to the next level.
HOW IT WORKS
Vancouver Foundation created the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, to give Downtown Eastside (DTES) artists the opportunity to advance their careers by expanding their portfolios and showcasing their work. The program is intended to help emerging artists like you working and living in Downtown Eastside advance your art practice.
We accept applications once a year for grants from $500 - $1,000. A grant is money we give you to help make art – you don’t need to pay the money back.
Your art can be from a very wide range of media including music, theatre, writing, photography, pottery, textiles, jewellery making, carving, painting, animation, dance, mixed-media, performance, video and others. Emerging artists who don’t have access to major funding are encouraged to apply.
GRANT DECISIONS MADE BY LOCAL ARTISTS
We believe in allowing the community to decide what they need. All grant decisions are made by a volunteer Community Advisory Committee made up of artists who live and work in the Downtown Eastside.
Applying for a Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grant is easy via our online application system. You`ll need to check you live and / or work in the designated area, and then provide some information about your experience in making art, your connection to the Downtown Eastside, and your idea for a project.
Find out more about how to apply, and get started on your new idea!
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Program Coordinator, 604-655-2213 or firstname.lastname@example.org