Learn how to apply for public grants

Workshops set for Kelowna non-profit organizations to apply for arts and culture operating, project and community public art grants.

The City of Kelowna’s cultural services branch will host information workshops Oct. 10 and 11 at the Laurel Packinghouse.

The workshops are for non-profit organizations interested in applying for arts and culture operating, project and community public art grants.

“These grants are designed to promote and support the work of organizations in our community, work that contributes to our quality of life and sense of identity,” said Sandra Kochan, City of Kelowna cultural services manager.

To make the information sessions tailored and accessible to interested groups, two distinct workshops will be held each day—a project and operating grants workshop and a community public art grants workshop.

Wednesday, Oct.10

1-4 p.m. ,Project & Operating Grant workshop (barcode 126577)

5-7 p.m., Community Public Art Grant workshop (barcode 126579)

Thursday, Oct. 11

2-4 p.m., Community Public Art Grant workshop (barcode 126580)

5-8 p.m., Project & Operating Grant workshop (barcode 126578)

Register through the Parkinson Recreation Centre by calling 250-469-8800 or, if they have an existing account and pin number, by visiting kelowna.ca/recreation using the above barcode numbers.

Guidelines and applications for all three programs will be available after the workshops at kelowna.ca/culture.

The grant application deadline is Dec. 7.