The City of Vancouver is seeking applications for its Creative Spark Vancouver Grant.
Emerging artists across all artistic and cultural disciplines living in the City of Vancouver who have an interest in building their careers and working with young people in an arts or culture-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver.
Creative Spark Vancouver enables emerging artists to gain experience on small projects that could lead to new career opportunities, new community relationships, different perspectives on arts and education, future learning opportunities and exciting multi-faceted projects.
Before you apply, please make sure your application meets the Creative Spark Vancouver goals:
- To build the capacity and confidence of emerging artists working with young people and art and culture-based learning;
- To provide young people opportunities to engage actively in art and culture, particularly artists and young people from equity-seeking communities; and
- To critically engage with reconciliation, decolonization, equity, and accessibility.
- Creative Spark Vancouver offers up to 100% funding for projects.
- Individual artists can apply for up to $3,000.
- Collectives or groups of emerging artists working together can apply for up to $5,000.
- Applicants can apply for one grant per intake. If you are applying as an individual artist, you cannot also be part of a collective application. In order to be considered for funding, applications must meet the following criteria:
The applicant(s) must:
- Be a resident of the City of Vancouver or a member of the Musqueam, Squamish, or TsleilWaututh First Nations and live in that Nation’s unceded territories.
- Be an emerging artist of any age in any artistic or cultural discipline (e.g. community arts, dance, disability arts, Indigenous arts or culture, interdisciplinary, literary, media, multidisciplinary, music, textile/fiber art, theatre, visual arts).
For the purpose of this grant, an emerging artist is defined as one who:
- is enrolled in, or has specialized training in arts and culture (university graduation or equivalent, self-training, or training in a culturally-specific tradition);
- is in the early stages of their career, usually within the few first years of pursuing a career in their field;
- has a small history of presentation, production, or publication;
- is looking for support and resources to build confidence in their practice;
- is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, when possible financially; and
- Self-identifies as emerging.
- Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible to apply.
The project must:
- Take place in the province of British Columbia
- Involve young people (ages 5-18)
- Focus on arts-based learning in any artistic or cultural discipline
- Have a plan to be delivered a variety of ways in order to comply with the prevailing health advisory at the time your project is planned
- Be planned for the future (ie: after the application deadline – projects cannot be funded retroactively)
- Be completed by July 31, 2023
For more information, visit City of Vancouver.
For more information, visit https://artstarts.com/creativesparkvancouver