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.
2020 Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. Applications are OPEN.
Program updates: The YWPG Committee awarded partial funding to four projects which include a print publication, oral history video projects and a documentary for a National Historic Site. We look forward to sharing their projects as they become completed in 2020.
2019 Grant Recipients include: Chinatown Storytelling Centre, Eve Lazarus, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society and Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall.
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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