CIF Art Grant

The CIF Art Grant provides an opportunity for artists to purchase art supplies. Vancouver residents who are consumers of mental health and/or substance use services are encouraged to apply. Each Art Grant is in the amount of $85. A total of 10 grants are awarded each draw (January, April, July & October).

$85 Art Grant – awarded 4 times a year
Deadline for the next draw – October 13th, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an Art Grant, an individual:

  • must self-identify as having lived or living experience with mental health or substance use issues
  • must be a Vancouver resident
  • must have specific art projects in mind
  • must not be a VCH staff member
  • must not have received an Art Grant within the past 2 years

Application Process

How to fill out the Application Form:

  • Download the form and save a copy to your computer, then fill out electronically
  • Print out the form, then fill out by hand

Submit completed applications:

  1. Email: Megan Brummitt at
  2. Fax: 604 874 7661
  3. Mail to or drop off at:

Consumer Initiative Fund Office
200 – 520 W 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4H5

Additional Information

  1. Application deadline is at 12pm (noon) on the deadline date posted at the top of this page
  2. Draws happen 4 times a year in January, April, July & October
  3. All submitted applications will be reviewed
  4. 10 grant recipients will be randomly drawn from qualifying applications
  5. Recipients will be notified by email or phone within the next week or two
  6. Grants will be issued by cheque and mailed to recipients, so it is important to enter your current mailing address on the application form


Please contact Megan Brummitt at email: or 604-730-7675