CIF Art Grants

Art Grants – awarded 4 times a year

Next deadline – October 1st 2021

The CIF Art Grant is intended to assist artists who are consumers of mental health and/or substance use services to purchase art supplies.

Grant application deadlines are the first Friday of the following months:  January, April, July, and October.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an Art Grant, an individual must:

  • have lived experience with mental health or substance use issues
  • a Vancouver resident
  • have specific project(s) in mind
  • must not be a VCH staff member

There are a total of 10 grants of $85 available each quarter (January, April, July & October).

Individuals are only eligible to receive an Art Grant once every 2 years.

Application Process

The application form may be:

1)      completed electronically and emailed or faxed
2)      printed out, completed by hand, and then faxed
3)      the completed form may also be mailed or dropped off:

CIF Program
Vancouver Coastal Mental Health & Substance Use
200 – 520 W 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Forms completed electronically cannot be saved they must be printed.

Application Deadline

12 noon first Friday day of the month quarterly. Ten grant recipients will be randomly selected from qualifying applications on the Monday afterward.

Selection Process

All submitted applications will be reviewed. Ten grant recipients will be randomly selected from applications.


Recipients will be notified by email or phone.

Grant Issued

Grants will be a cheque postal mailed to recipient, so it is important that you keep your mailing address up to date.

Application Deadlines

First Friday of:  January, April, July & October


Please contact Sue Macdonald email: or phone: 604-708-5244

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