The City of Kelowna is now accepting applications from local arts, culture, and heritage organizations for its 2022 Cultural Grants, which will provide more than $150,000 in funding. 

“As many of our arts and culture groups work to recover from the impact of the pandemic, these grants become more important than ever,” said Christine McWillis, Cultural Services Manager. “Our resilient arts and culture community has shown us incredible, creative works through the course of the past year, and we’re excited to support future initiatives that highlight our vibrant creative sector.”

The Cultural Grants are separated into two streams:

  • General Operation Grants: For eligible organizations that "do most of their work in Kelowna and who work to advance the goals and strategies of the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan."
  • Project Grants: For community organizations that offer "a festival, event or project that features arts, culture or heritage and are accessible to the public." All non-profit organizations can apply for this stream.

Those who are interested in applying for the grants can attend a virtual info session on Tuesday, October 6, from 4-6 p.m. to learn more about the grants and the application process. Advance registration for the free session is required

Visit the City of Kelowna website for more information about the Cultural Grants and to access the online application platform. Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. PST on Tuesday, November 30; successful applicants will be notified in February 2022.