Cultural Sponsors

City of Vancouver’s Cultural Services — Supporting artists and arts, cultural and creative organizations through culture policy, grants, awards and cultural spaces. Commissioning and restoring public artworks. Developing and stewarding civic cultural spaces. Leading negotiations, oversight and monitoring of non-market cultural facility leases on City land.

In 2019, the Creative City Strategy, Making Space for Arts and Culture, and the Vancouver Music Strategy will provide direction on ways the City can maintain the high level of satisfaction residents currently enjoy as well as make its investments more equitable, reflect the diversity of the city, increase accessibility and reduce barriers to participation, and address affordability of spaces for artists and cultural workers.

The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver acts as a liaison office between the government of Italy and the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory in the political, economic and cultural domains, with particular focus on establishing or keeping relationships with the local Italian and Italian-Canadian communities. It also fosters commercial and cultural relations between Italy and Western Canada, collaborating with local institutions and organizations to encourage business exchanges; its cultural and education offices work towards promoting student exchanges and the knowledge of the Italian language and culture through the Consulate’s jurisdiction.