CIF Art Grant

The CIF Art Grant provides an opportunity for artists to purchase art supplies. Vancouver residents who are consumers of mental health and/or substance use services are encouraged to apply.

2024 Application Deadlines

Feb 9th

May 10th

Aug 9th

Nov 8th

How to Apply


The following 4 criteria must be met:

  1. Adult with lived/living experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges
  2. Resident of the City of Vancouver
  3. Have a specific art project in mind
  4. Have not received this grant within the last 2 years


  1. Download the CIF Art Grant Application Form and save a copy to your computer
  2. Print the CIF Art Grant Application Form and fill it in by hand




Submit your completed application form to the Consumer Initiative Fund office


Fax: 604-874-7661


Mail to or drop off at:

Consumer Initiative Fund Office
200-520 W 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5

Next Deadline:
May 10th 2024

Draw will take place the week after the deadline

Additional Information

When to Apply

The CIF Art Grant is open 4 times a year, typically in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

See above for 2024 deadlines

Applications are accepted up until 12 midnight on the deadline date

Selection Process

All applications are reviewed

Qualified applicants are randomly selected in a draw

The draw takes place the week after the deadline

All applicants are notified of the result by email or phone


Grants are issued by cheque and mailed to recipients

Payments can take up to 4 weeks to be received

It is important to enter your current mailing address on the application form