Communities FAQ

How do I hire the Town Hall or Town Square for a cultural event or activity?

Please see our bookings and ground hire page.

How do I request in-kind support for my cultural project, event or activity?

The City of Albany through its cultural services will consider providing in-kind support to arts and cultural projects, events or activities, usually through the provision of venue facilities at the Town Hall, Library, Vancouver Arts Centre or Town Square or through equipment loans such as busking amps, mobile PA and exhibition equipment.

Please download an application form from the link below and your request will be considered by the Vancouver Arts Centre Team Leader.

Please allow plenty of lead in time to allow your request to be processed.

Is there any funding or grants available from the City of Albany for arts and cultural related projects?

The City of Albany's Vancouver Arts Centre offers a small funding round of a total of $6,000 to support arts and cultural development projects. Applicants can apply for up to $2,000 and all applications are assessed by the Artistic Programs Focus Group. Applications open in March of each year.

This fund will run between 2016 and 2019 and has been made possible through the Departments of Culture and the Arts and Regional Development. Please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre on 08 6820 3740 for more information and an application form.

Who should I contact about an idea or proposal for an arts or cultural related project, event or activity?

The City of Albany welcomes new ideas from the community relating to new projects in the CBD. Please contact the Community Services Team on 6820 3000 or if you would like to share your idea.

Can the City of Albany auspice my grant application to a third party funding body for an arts or cultural related project?

The City of Albany can on occasion offer auspicing for large grants where community groups submit a minimal number of applications to the City for withdrawal of the monies.

For individual applications or small grants, the City of Albany recommends contacting Creative Albany, who are a not for profit organisation who provide an auspicing service for local artists and small arts and cultural groups. Please see Creative Albany Website

I would like to get involved as a volunteer in arts and cultural programs or events, who should I contact?

Please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre in the first instance to discuss how you can get involved in arts and cultural programs as a volunteer on 08 68203740 or

How do I get a letter of support for a funding application?

Visit our Community Funding and Sponsorship page below, for the application forms to apply for a Letter of Support from the City of Albany. Please allow plenty of time before your grant is due to submit your letter of support application, as it can take up to 10 days to be processed.

City of Albany - Community Funding & Sponsorship Page

How do I apply for a community lease or licence?

All enquiries for a community lease or licence are to be directed to the City's Property and Leasing team by email