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Three types of initiatives will be considered for funding under the Development Category:
Capacity building initiatives (for organizations with non-profit status);
Professional Development (for individuals);
Community Initiatives (organizations, groups or collectives that do not have non-profit status but are proposing arts, cultural or heritage initiatives that provide a clear community benefit).
The Development Category is not intended for projects/programs that are eligible under either the Project or Operating Categories.
Organizations applying for Capacity Building funding must be incorporated, non-profit societies (federal charitable registration is not required) and have been incorporated for a minimum of one year.
Assistance is provided for initiatives that take place in, or are primarily focused on the City of Port Coquitlam and its residents. Eligibility is not limited to arts, heritage and cultural groups/individuals but also to any community organization, collective or individual whose proposed initiative is of an arts, heritage or cultural nature, and where adequate expertise is demonstrated to carry out the initiative.
Professional Development investments are for the professional development of artists (visual, performing and literary), administrators and board members from Port Coquitlam. Artists and administrators must have completed their basic training in the arts or arts administration (university or college graduates or the equivalent in specialized training such as two or three years of self-directed study or apprenticeships). Artists must have created a modest body of work and have received some recognition at the local level. Board members must be volunteering for a Port Coquitlam not-for-profit organization that serves Port Coquitlam.
Applicants may submit more than one application per year, provided the funding request is not for the same project or initiative and that any outstanding projects or initiatives have been completed, with the final report submitted.
Applicants to the Program must contact the Manager of Cultural Development & Community Services before submitting an application: Carrie Nimmo – Tel 604.927.7915; firstname.lastname@example.org
Initiatives will not be funded retroactively; therefore, applicants are advised to apply with sufficient lead in time. All project costs occurring after the date of application will be considered eligible.
Projects should normally be completed within one year of receiving the City’s investment.
For any given application one of the following is to be identified by the applicant indicating the nature of their proposal:
Capacity Building (for organizations with non-profit status): Intended to enhance the ability of a group to meet its mandate or the ability of members to meet organizational objectives either administratively or artistically. Examples: Hire a consultant to assist with a business, succession, fundraising or marketing plan or enroll in a workshop for Board Development.
Professional Development (for individuals): Professional development for administrators, artists, board members or other specialists working in the field of arts, culture and heritage.
Community Initiatives (for arts, culture or heritage organizations that are non-incorporated and provide a clear community benefit): Examples: Art collective who is planning a public exhibition of their work with an interactive workshop for the public or a community group who is proposing to produce a free performing arts festival.
Online Development Category Application Form
Download the Capacity Building Program Budget form here.
Download the Community Initiative Program Budget form here.
Download the Professional Development (Individuals) Program Budget form here.