Publication Grant

A grant program to support new publications in a variety of media

The Yosef Wosk Publication Fund has been established at Vancouver Heritage Foundation through a generous donation from Dr. Yosef Wosk.

Yosef Wosk Publication Grants will support new, original publications on aspects of Vancouver’s heritage places, their conservation and related topics. A variety of media can be eligible for support through the program including printed books, digital publications and film. Up to $10,000 total is available annually to disburse.

Eligible projects will have a tangible long-lasting product and aim to increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of heritage places or heritage conservation in Vancouver. Publications could relate to cultural landscapes or intangible cultural heritage as well as buildings, structures, districts and other places that have heritage value. The finished project should have a permanent format and be publicly accessible, and have a plan for distribution. Eligible projects could include but are not limited to print and online books or booklets, technical guides, videos or documentary film, websites, and audio publications.

The program aims to support projects in reaching completion by assisting with a variety of professional services and fees such as editing, graphic design, technical drawing, reproduction and permission fees. The grant can be used to support a defined phase of a larger project.

Thank you to Dr. Yosef Wosk for establishing the Yosef Wosk Publication Fund at Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Program Guidelines

Pre-application Planning Guide

Program updates: The Publication Fund Grant Committee met in 2019 and four applicants were selected to receive funding for projects to be completed in 2020. The projects range from a print publication, oral history video projects and a heritage site history documentary. More details will be shared once they are completed and published.

2020 Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. Applications will open in late spring.

If you have any questions, please contact Special Projects Manager jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org or call the office at 604-264-9642.


2019 Publication Fund Granting Committee

John Belshaw – Writer, professor and historian

Beth Carter – Curator, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Ann-Marie Metten – Executive Director, Historic Joy Kogawa House (Writer’s Residencies)

Paneet Singh – Playwright and filmmaker

Leslie Van Duzer- Professor, UBC School of Landscape and Landscape Architecture


Examples of completed VHF publications:

Restoring Community Documentary Film (2014)

Historic Neighbourhood Map Guides

Heritage Site Finder Interactive Map

Heritage Project Case Studies


Recommended other sources of relevant publication or interactive media funding: