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. Please consider if your project considers a diversity of perspectives and connects to a variety of audiences.

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

*Application Form will be made live on June 30th, 2021

Project Budget Template (excel)

Recipient Completion Form

Program updates: 

VHF will be hosting a virtual session with 2019-2020 recipients before the opening date. Check back for details.

The cycle is currently closed, but applications will be open and accepted via an application form from June 30th, 2021. The deadline to apply will be September 30th, 2021. The Committee will review the applications in the fall and successful applicants will be notified by early December 2021. We recommend you contact VHF if you are considering applying.

If you have any questions, please contact Special Projects Manager

2020 Grant Recipients:  South Asian Studies Institute, Christine Hagemoen, Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association and the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre.

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

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

Paneet Singh – Playwright and Filmmaker

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

Jim Wolf – City Planner and Architectural Historian

Other potential sources of relevant publication or interactive media funding: