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Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Organization Description
Since 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV)  has been a powerful force in the establishment of Vancouver’s cultural institutions and artistic endeavours, including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Opera, City Opera, Vancouver Playhouse, Robson Square, UBC School of Music, Vancouver International Film Festival, Museum of Vancouver, Heritage Vancouver, Building Community Society, and Bard on the Beach. CACV focuses on personal and community development through the arts with individual artists, groups, and neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver.

Community Arts Fund Program
As a highly accessible means for people with limited resources, the Community Arts Fund Program aims to enrich people’s lives through involvement with community arts and to expand their knowledge, skills and talents.  Community arts nourish the needs of the spirit for identity, belonging and purpose. The Woodward's Mural Project, Strathcona Music in the Park, DTES Heart of the City Festival and the 2010 Artist in the Street Program represent what can be achieved with  very modest means.

The Community Arts Fund Program was launched in 2012. Each spring, a panel of community leaders evaluates applications from community organizations with activities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with the aim of supporting arts projects committed to community-led renewal. Successful applicants receive financial and administrative support.

For more information about the Community Arts Fund Program, please visit their website.

Contact the Organization:

Community Arts Council of Vancouver 440 - 111 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6B 1H4

Please note:

  • To properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
  • Donations to this fund will support the charity’s general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund’s purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity’s current intent and are subject to change.

For questions about this fund or Vancouver Foundation, please email Mandy Pui.

Community Arts Endowment Fund

Choose this fund if you want to support the Community Arts Fund Program. These funds will be invested, but may be accessed by CACV should the need arise.

Community Arts Council of Vancouver Endowment Fund

Choose this fund if you want to support CACV and all its programs in perpetuity. Your gift today will support community arts in the future. All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.