City of Victoria seeking Applications for Everyday Creativity Grants (Canada)
The City of Victoria is seeking applications for the Everyday Creativity Grants Program to increase access for everyone to be creative through the arts to improve both mental and physical health.
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During the pandemic, they have seen people around the world embracing everyday creativity and the need for creative outlets during the health crisis.
The aim is to build capacity within the community to develop and deliver cultural programs that are accessible and inclusive to all community members, but particularly people who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.
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To increase opportunities for creative engagement to support mental and physical health.
To improve access to the arts for everyone, either online or in-person.
To amplify existing arts programs rolling out during the pandemic that aims to increase access and awareness of creative opportunities.
To measure and report back on the social impacts of the Everyday Creativity program.
Grants will range from $500 to $5000. No matching requirements are needed for this program.
Sample of eligible activities include:
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Creative outlets that maximize opportunities for citizens to participate and engage with the arts. This may include the development of an arts activity, production of an arts event with a participatory component or expanding the existing program for broader inclusion of participants.
Programs or activities that have a learning component.
Marketing strategies that address access and inclusion to vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Programs and activities that provide access to newcomers and make them feel more welcome and included.
Providing low/no-cost programs.
The program is open to all non-profit organizations including community and neighbourhood associations and schools. Individuals, ad hoc, informal organizations and businesses may also apply for funding by partnering with a local non-profit group. The non-profit group is required to sign the application as the sponsor, and if approved, will receive the funding for disbursement to the applicant. The applicant must meet all the following to apply for a grant:
A registered non-profit organization in good standing in the Province of BC or registered charitable organization in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Each organization can submit one application.
The organization can reside outside of Victoria.
The project must be situated in Victoria and benefit residents of the City of Victoria.
Projects must be completed within one year upon receiving funding.
Recipients must fulfil reporting requirements.
Offer a unique experience not duplicated by other organizations and their activities.
Be free and low barrier to encourage access for everyone to participate in the program.
Have followed the application process guidelines.
The applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
How To Apply?
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Contact them to confirm eligibility and request an application form.
Compile supporting documents.
Submit your application to their office.
After your event, complete the final report and submit it to their office.
For more information, visit https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/city-grants/everyday-creativity-grants.html