Get Funding for Your Cultural Project or Festival in Port Coquitlam

Need funding for a cultural project, festival, event or program in Port Coquitlam?

The city is offering a free grant-writing workshop on Jan. 20, and accepting the first round of applications for its 2018 Community Cultural Development grants until Jan. 31.

Now in its 15th year, the Community Cultural Development Investment Program (CCD) provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying Port Coquitlam organizations that offer quality arts, heritage and cultural activities to the community.

The program accepts applications for specific categories throughout the year, beginning with the Jan. 31 deadline for the Project Category, which supports one-time or ongoing projects, programs, events and festivals. A new user-friendly application form has been introduced for 2018, tying in with Imagine Port Coquitlam, the city’s new cultural plan.

Last year’s successful Project Category applicants included the 12th annual Polish Culture and Heritage Day, Art Focus Artist’ Association’s art shows and demonstrations, Theatrix youth performances and interactive theatre experiences, and the Hyde Creek Watershed Society’s 18th annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival.

Those wishing to hone their grant-writing skills are encouraged to sign up for a free grant-writing workshop on Jan. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Michael Wright Art Gallery, located in the Gathering Place in Leigh Square.

Mary Ann Anderson from Little Dog Creative Consulting will walk participants through the new CCD application, pass on tips for successful grant writing, and answer questions. The workshop is free, but registration is required at as space is limited.

Other 2018 CCD grant application deadlines are coming up on Apr. 30 and Sept. 30 for the Project and Development Categories (seed funding for new or innovative initiatives), and Apr. 30 for the Organization Category (for overall operating costs of well-established non-profit organizations).

Visit for more information or to complete an application form. Questions may be directed to or 604-927-7915.


Carrie Nimmo
Manager of Community and Cultural Development
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604.927.7915