Yosef Wosk Publication Grants support new, original publications on aspects of Vancouver’s heritage places, their conservation and related topics. 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. A variety of media can be eligible for support including printed books, digital publications and film. The grant is open to individuals and non-profits/registered charities and can be used to support a defined phase of a larger project. Up to $10,000 total is available annually to disburse. (Please note that to date, multiple recipients have been chosen per year, and therefore the total amount each has received has been less than $10,000. Due to the limited amount available, we recommend your project consider multiple funders for completion.)

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. The finished project should have a permanent format, be publicly accessible and have a plan for distribution.

Publications can relate to cultural landscapes or intangible cultural heritage as well as buildings, structures, districts and other places that have heritage value. Projects can include, but are not limited to: print and online books or chapbooks, technical guides, videos or documentary film, websites or digital apps, and audio publications. Please consider if your project offers a diversity of perspectives and connects to a variety of audiences.

Thank You

The Yosef Wosk Publication Fund was established at Vancouver Heritage Foundation through a generous donation from Dr. Yosef Wosk. It continues to be supported by the Yosef Wosk Family Foundation and public donations.

2021 grant applications now closed

The Yosef Wosk Publication Grant application form is now closed. The Committee will review applications in the fall and successful applicants will be notified by early December 2021. We recommend you watch the below webinar to hear from past recipients and learn about current projects.

If you have any questions, please contact VHF Special Projects Manager jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Webinar

Program Documents

Full grant details and required supporting documentation can be found in the Program Guidelines.

The grant is offered annually with applications opening in June and closing in September.

Pre-Application Planning Guide

Project Budget Template (Excel)

The Grant program aims to support projects in reaching completion so is designed to assist with the professional services and fees that will be incurred at this stage of a project. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Professional services such as editing, graphic design, photography, web. development, technical drawing, printing.
  • Fees such as photo acquisitions, use permissions.
  • Specialized equipment rental.
  • Honorariums

The Yosef Wosk Publication Grant application form is now closed. When reopened, a link to the application form will appear here.


After the completion of the publication project please fill out all sections of the Recipient Completion Form and submit it online as the final step in completing your grant project.

2020 Grant Recipients:

Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (launching 2021)

Christine Hagemoen (launching 2021)

Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre- completed podcast series “Sounds like Japanese Canadian to Me -The Marpole Monogatari

South Asian Studies Institute- completed publication “Komagata Maru Challenging Injustice“.

2019 Grant Recipients

Chinatown Storytelling Centre 

Eve Lazarus- completed publication “Vancouver Exposed

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (launching 2021)

Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall (launching 2021)

Other potential sources of relevant publication or interactive media funding:

Publication Fund Granting Committee

John Belshaw – Writer, Professor and Historian

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

Sharon Fortney – Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement, Museum of Vancouver

Ann-Marie Metten – Editor and Executive Director at the Historic Joy Kogawa House

Alyssa Schwann – Director at Atelier Anonymous, VHF Board Liaison

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

Jim Wolf – City Planner and Architectural Historian