Caribbean Days, 2011
Signature Events & Festivals
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2015 SIGNATURE EVENTS & FESTIVALS Application Form (fillable PDF)

2015 PROJECT GRANTS Client Profile (fillable PDF)

2015 PROJECT GRANTS Budget Form (Excel)


Eligibility:  Applicants shall be legally incorporated as a non-profit society, but do not need to have an arts mandate as their primary focus.  Although exceptions may be assessed on a case-by-case basis regarding an applicant’s non-profit status, applications from commercial, for-profit businesses will not be considered.

Description: Signature Events …

  • present a significant program of artistically or culturally specific activities;
  • offer a unique experience for audiences;
  • may focus on one discipline or genre of artistic entertainment, or may blend a mix of arts disciplines with cultural attractions, entertainments, demonstrations and other activities to create a full event or festival program;
  • express a clear mandate and demonstrate a strong focus;
  • may be managed or administered by a volunteer society, but typically involve paid, experienced staff to undertake key programming, presentation and/or production activities;
  • pay professional scale fees or honoraria to participating artists and performers;
  • are often recurring, annual events;
  • demonstrate broad community participation and support;
  • demonstrate an established audience, or are able to show significant potential for audience development;
  • should offer participants and audiences a unique experience not duplicated by other ongoing organizations and their activities;
  • may entail partnerships with non-resident groups, but funds are only available to support activities that take place within the City or District of North Vancouver.

Projects that demonstrate potential for cultural tourism are encouraged.