CACV’s annual fundraiser was successfully held from 2012 to 2017 raising over $600,000. The event included performances by groups supported by CACV and the sale of visual art created by selected local artists. CACV has plans to restart the program after review of funding objectives.
Funds raised contributed to the Community Arts Fund (CAF), held by the Vancouver Foundation, provided grants to organizations working collaboratively with artists to meaningfully engage with community members in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods. The collaborative projects funded ranged from theatre and spoken word to fibre and visual arts, and were selected by a committee. Funds also supported CACV’s citywide programming including the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF).