Arts and Culture microgrant
About the microgrant
Bring your idea for a public arts and culture experience to life! With close to $1 million in available funding, the 2023 Arts & Culture microgrant program is now accepting applications.
Non-profits and registered charities, including Community Associations and Business Improvement Areas, can apply for between $500 and $50,000 in funding for community-based arts and culture initiatives. Artists are invited to partner with one of these organizations to create an initiative that makes public spaces more inviting.
Eligible initiatives must:
- Be new or improved over previous years.
- Support local and publicly accessible programming and creative placemaking.
- Include community-run projects and installations, opportunities for local artists and culture makers, events, activations in winter months, or activities with an Indigenous or multicultural focus.
- Strengthen the local economy and contribute to community spirit and wellbeing.
Activity ideas could include a community mural, neighbourhood concert, winter carnival, cultural celebration or another creative idea you have.
Note: Organizations that receive funding support from the Festivals and Events Subsidy Program are not eligible to receive an Arts & Culture microgrant.
Apply for a microgrant
Tier 1: $500 to $5,000
Supports small initiatives with up to 100 per cent of eligible expenses per applicant.
Tier 1 funding is fully subscribed for 2023. Applications will re-open in early 2024.
Tier 2: $5,001 to $50,000
Supports up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses per initiative.
Tier 2 funding is closed for 2023. Applications will re-open in early 2024.
Innovative activities and projects
A collaboration, workshop, installation or creative placemaking that makes public spaces more inviting.
Productions and presentations
A production or presentation of any work in any artistic discipline.
Festivals and Events
An organized performance/activity that appeals to a broad range of the community.
Truth and Reconciliation
Honour the history of Indigenous people; celebrate Indigenous arts and culture.
Programs, events or services that build awareness and celebrate language, culture and traditions
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