North Shore artists’ fund celebrates 25 years by offering 25 grants

North Shore artists are being encouraged to apply for one of 25 grants that will provide a quick cash injection for creative minds.

Funds for the Arts on the North Shore (also known as FANS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by providing 25 emerging or established artists who call North or West Vancouver home with $200 apiece in exchange for a short video that showcases any aspect of their creative talent.

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FANS is managed by the North Shore Community Foundation.

“Artists are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID global pandemic that has prohibited large gatherings of people for fear of communal infection. This stringent health order has been devastating to both performing and visual artists whose income is fundamentally linked to bringing people together,” stated a release on the FANS website. “In response to this difficult time and in recognition of the FANS 25th anniversary the society wants to help as many artists as possible.”

Funding for the grant was generated through the investment income earned from FANS’ 2019 endowment.  

Interested applicants are required to upload a one- to three-minute video. The video should showcase the artist plying their creative trade, such as performing a song, acting a scene, reciting poetry or writings, or giving a tour of their art studio, according to the website.

The deadline to submit is Sept. 18 at midnight. Visit nsfans.ca/fans-25th-grant-application-form for more information or to apply.

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