Publication Grant

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

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.

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 Dr. Yosef Wosk Foundation and public donations.

Program updates: 

VHF will be hosting a virtual session with 2019-2020 recipients this year. Please 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:

Christine Hagemoen, Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association, Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, South Asian Studies Institute

2019 Grant Recipients

Chinatown Storytelling Centre, Eve Lazarus, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall

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. The 2021 Grant Application form will be made live on June 30th.

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 2021-2022 Yosef Wosk Publication Grant Cycle will open on June 30th, 2021 and close on September 30th, 2021.

The application form will be available here once the cycle is open.

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.


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

Paneet Singh – Playwright and Filmmaker

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

Jim Wolf – City Planner and Architectural Historian