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 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.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation recognizes the diverse history and cultural heritage of Vancouver and that the city is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.


Program Guidelines

Pre-application Planning Guide

Project Budget Template (excel)

Program updates: 

Applications for the 2020 Grant cycle closed on September 30th. The YWPG Committee will be reviewing the applications and recipients will be notified by November.

2019 Grant Recipients include: Chinatown Storytelling Centre, Eve Lazarus, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society and Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall.

Recipient Completion Form

If you have any questions, please contact Special Projects Manager

2019 Publication Fund Granting Committee

John Belshaw – Writer, professor and historian

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

Paneet Singh – Playwright and filmmaker

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

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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: