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Port Coquitlam will teach you how to win arts cash

Applications are now open for the spring intake of the city of Port Coquitlam's community cultural development investment program.
Port Coquitlam has a free online class on April 7 to teach artists and art groups how to tap into the city's grants.

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