The City is accepting applications for a special, one-time Resilience Grant, which supports arts and culture activity in 2021. The grant is administered through Culture and Events.
This grant opportunity is specially
designed to respond to the emerging needs of Nanaimo’s arts and culture community with flexible, rapid one-time funding. Offering awards in the range of $1,000 to $5,000, the program is intended to help recipients navigate changes resulting from the
COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting local initiatives that contribute to the stability of the arts and culture ecosystem, help with community resiliency, create public value, and take advantage of emerging opportunities.
grant program has been specially designed for Nanaimo’s arts and culture community in 2021", said Mayor Leonard Krog. "It’s intended to contribute to community resiliency by supporting vibrancy and innovation in the sector. The City is listening
and we are responding to our community's needs, and this grant represents one of the ways we’re working to ensure that arts and culture is an integral part of every day life in Nanaimo."
Individual artists, collectives and non-profit
organizations with an arts and culture mandate are eligible to apply. Full details about eligible activities, costs and funding priorities are contained in the program guidelines.
Guidelines, criteria and application forms are
available online (www.nanaimo.ca/culture-environment/grants), attached to this news release, or by contacting the Culture & Events office directly. The deadline for applications
is March 1, 2021 at midnight. Please reference application package for more information.
* The Resilience Grant offers one-time funding in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 to Nanaimo-based individual artists, organizations or collectives
with an arts or culture mandate.
* The program is designed to promote new, one-time programs, events, or initiatives taking place in 2021, and organizational activities designed to adapt or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
* The deadline for applications is March 1, 2021 at midnight.