Vancouver developer offers up new Mount Pleasant Community Arts Grant amid COVID-19 crisis

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      The local real-estate developer known for projects like the Acorn and Viridian Green are offering up 10 $500 grants to artists struggling amid the pandemic.

      The new Mount Pleasant Community Arts Grant is named for the neighbourhood where the family-owned Cape Group is based--and where a dense population of artists live. It is a supplement "intended to assist eligible low and moderate income makers that have occurred hardships brought on by COVID-19", its website announced today.

      Applications for the one-time grant are due May 29. The application is here, and includes a short paragraph on how COVID-19 has affected your life.