Artists and art groups that put on activities and events for Port Coquitlam residents can attend an online session about grant writing.
Wednesday, the city will host a free workshop to explain its community cultural development investment program, and how to apply for municipal funding before the April 30 deadline. The grant categories are:
• Professional Development (up to $1,000): Individual artists, administrators and board members of arts, culture and heritage organizations that serve Port Coquitlam
• Community Initiatives (up to $2,500): Individuals, groups and collectives without not-for-profit status planning arts, culture and/or heritage initiatives that benefit Port Coquitlam residents
• Capacity Building (up to $5,000): Port Coquitlam arts, culture and heritage organizations with not-for-profit status; these grants support strategic organizational development
• Not-for-profit organizations planning arts, culture and/or heritage projects, programs, events and festivals that take place in Port Coquitlam and/or are primarily focused on Port Coquitlam and its residents; up to $5,000 available
• Art, music and theatre schools operating as private businesses as long as the proposed project clearly demonstrates benefit to the community and the need for subsidy; up to $5,000 available
• Well-established and well-developed not-for-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations operating in Port Coquitlam for a minimum of three years. Organizations must be registered under the BC Society Act with a Board of Directors and experienced personnel (paid or volunteer) with the expertise required to successfully manage the organization and achieve the organization’s goals and objectives; up to $20,000 available
The grant writing class runs April 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.