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Arts & Culture Grant

Arts & Culture Grant is now CLOSED

Submissions will re-open in October.

Funding is available to groups, organizations, or individuals with arts and culture projects comparable to the goals and mandate of Squamish Arts (SA). SA will provide funds to pay specific expenses for approved projects that seek to enhance arts and culture activities in Squamish.

All applications will be disseminated against equally qualified applications with the evaluation criteria. See guidelines for more details. Although you do not need to be a member to apply, we highly encourage all applicants to become a member of Squamish Arts.

Assessment of applications is done by a committee of local volunteers who are passionate about arts and culture in Squamish. The committee will assess how well the project proposal meets the evaluation criteria, contributes to community enhancement for the arts, and meets the mandate of Squamish Arts.

Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before December 31, 2024.

Applications are judged against these criteria alongside a number of equally eligible applications. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure their application is complete. Incomplete applications and/or application missing required information will not be reviewed.

Deadline: November 13, 2023

Late applications will not be reviewed. For previous grant recipients, final reports from the previous year are required for your application to be considered.

Please complete the online application (below) and attach a balanced project budget. Questions? Email info@squamishartscouncil.com. Only online submissions will be considered unless otherwise approved.

*IMPORTANT: The online application does not save. We recommend assembling your submission in a workable document and only entering your final draft into the form.

Individuals and groups are eligible to apply for the ACG. We encourage all applicants to work with other community groups or non-profits to increase collaboration in our community.

An unfavourable decision from the assessment Committee should not be seen as a reflection of the quality or value of the endeavour. Rather, it is the result of the difficult choices that must be made from amongst the many worthy applications we receive from across Squamish.

The Committee seldom provides 100% of the support required or requested for any given project. We encourage applicant organizations to develop a broad base of financial and in-kind support for proposed projects or initiatives.

The intent of the grant is community enhancement. It is up to the applicant to make a strong case as to why and how their project supports community enhancement. Grant monies are not provided for projects that make a surplus or profit or add to the profitability of a business or for-profit entity. Funds also cannot be used for advertising, administrative, annual operation costs, capital expenditures, or festival sponsorship and operations. Projects whose focus is not arts and culture are not eligible.

Please make sure you download the Budget Template PDF prior to filling it out. Use this fillable PDF to create your project’s budget proposal. Save it as a PDF file and upload it to the application form below.

Resources (2024)

Read the guidelines and download the budget template to include in your application form.