Since 2010 the Squamish Arts Council’s Community Arts & Culture Enhancement Grant has been intended as a flow through grant from the District of Squamish where 100% of the monies received are redistributed to local arts organizations and art initiatives.
NEW: The Community Arts & Culture Enhancement grant has seen some revisions to its guidelines and criteria for 2017. Please review below.
Who Can Apply?
Established community groups and non-profit organizations within the District of Squamish.
For the purposes of this grant, educational facilities and clubs are eligible to apply.
I’m not a non-profit – can I still apply?
Other actors are welcome to work with a qualified community groups or non-profits to make an application to the Fund. In the case of such a collaboration, the qualified community group or non-profit would submit the application on behalf of the collaborating partner(s).
For-profit art groups can apply for funding IF their projects are non-profit and community oriented and do not support the bottom line, revenues or expenditures of their businesses. For-profit entities are encouraged to collaborate with non-profit groups.
Non-profit societies can develop project proposals that are within the framework of arts, culture and heritage for Squamish. The intent of the grant is to provide community enhancement through the lens or art, culture and/or heritage. A broad range of projects will be eligible for support from the Fund, as outlined by the application guidelines and assessment methodology. Please refer to these for developing your project proposals.
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. 2017 funds also cannot be used for advertising, administrative, annual operation costs, capital expenditures or festivals.
Projects whose focus is not arts, culture and heritage are not eligible.
Eligible projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before December 31, 2017.
Applications are judged against these criteria alongside a number of equally eligible applications.
Grant application period is now closed for 2017. Check back in early 2018 for updates!
Please send submissions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org (max 10mb)
View the 2017 Community Arts and Culture Enhancement Grant press release here.
2017 Grant Recipients
2016 Grant Recipients
“You Are Here” (Writing Workshop) – Andrea Hoff
The Squamish WIND Festival – Dave Thompson
Squamish Youth Arts Mentorship & Engagement Pilot Program/Arts Portfolio Workshop – Laurel Terlesky
Howe Sound Music Festival – Hayley Read
“Narratives of the Lost” (Photography and Poetry Exhibition) – Laurel Terlesky and Bren Simmers
Squamish Farmers Market Entertainment Program – Patrick Demers
2015 Grant Recipients
2014 Grant Recipients
The Squamish Arts Council would like to congratulate the following groups who are recipients of 2014 SAC/DOS Arts Enhancement Grants.
Howe Sound Drama – Club Preparation and printing of a scrapbook documenting Drama Club history
VISUALS – Wind Festival Art Show in the SAC Building
VISUALS – Squamish Art Crawl
Squamish Wind Festival – Squamish Wind Festival programming
Squamish Farmers Market – Musical entertainment for market shoppers
Squamish Public Library – Support year round gallery programming
A local student – Attend a New York Academy for Classical Ballet training
H.S.P.A.A. – Howe Sound Music Festival
Downtown Squamish BIA – Support street entertainment during SVMF
2013 Grant Recipients
Between Shifts Theatre Society – “A Christmas Carol” production
Howe Sound Performing Arts Association – Howe Sound Music Festival
Howe Sound Drama Club – History Project
Squamish Valley Photographic Association – “Squamish 100 Years – A Snapshot” book
Visuals – Artwalk Cultural Crawl 2013
This grant opportunity is made possible by the District of Squamish