The City of Port Moody's Artist Grant Program helps you with completing art-related projects or running small events. You may apply for up to $1,000 in one-time funding.

How to apply

You will need to provide the following information on your application:

  • Contact information and two references;
  • Details on your project, including timeline and budget;
  • Two examples of your work or previous projects; and 
  • Benefit(s) of the project to the community or to you as an artist.

Please ensure you submit your application by the appropriate deadline:

  • 9 am on the third Monday of April with grant(s) awarded in May; and
  • 9 am on the third Monday of August with grant(s) awarded in September.

If you receive a grant under this program, you will have until the end of the following year to complete your project or event and you will need to acknowledge support from the City on promotional material, where appropriate.

An Artist Grant Program Final Reportwith copies of receipts for eligible expenses and one or two photos, is required within 30 days of the completion of your event or project. 

To start the permit process please complete the online Artist Grant Program Application.

We'll notify you of the status of your application following our review. The award may be less than the amount that you're requesting.

Eligibility

You can apply for the Artist Grant Program if you're:

  • an individual artist (or you represent an artist collective) living in Port Moody; or
  • planning to host an event or activity for the benefit of Port Moody residents.

You can request up to 100% of eligible project expenses. Eligible project expenses include:

  • artist fees
  • artist supplies
  • event supplies
  • event programming
  • marketing
  • exhibition or gallery fees and expenses
  • insurance

An event or project is eligible for funding through the Program no more than once every three years. The Program does not provide operating or ongoing funding. You cannot use it to pay for your or your staff's time. We will not consider your application for future awards if you don't submit a final report.

The Program is not open to:

  • organizations or individuals that are receiving other forms of financial assistance from the City, including fee waivers;
  • larger, established events; or
  • projects and events that do not have an arts focus.

Evaluation

The Arts and Culture Committee will award up to $5,000 annually through the Program. We review applications twice per year with the following criteria:

  • artistic merit of your project or event;
  • its benefit to the community or the opportunity afforded to the artist;
  • confidence in your ability to complete the project; and
  • other sources of financial assistance available to you.

Running a large event?

If you're looking for financial support for a large festival or special event in Port Moody, please see our Festival and Special Event Assistance Program.