Festivals and Events Subsidy Program
2021 Festival and Event Subsidy Applications are no longer being accepted. The application period has closed.
2021 subsidy applications - now in review
We understand that it is difficult to plan an event for 2021, as we do not know what City or provincial guidelines and regulations will be next year at the time of your event. Please plan for the best-case scenario to ensure maximum subsidy coverage to accommodate a full-scale version of your event.
Eligibility for subsidy is determined by the Event Advisory Committee, based on your application score.
Application period closed
The 2021 Festival and Event Subsidy Application deadline was October 31, 2020. We are no longer accepting applications for 2021.
A 2021 Festival and Event Subsidy Application is required if your 2021 event is changing from your 2020 application in one or more of the following ways:
- Event location
- Event size
- Event programming
For annual events that have not changed from 2020 to 2021, you needed to confirm you would like to 'roll over' your 2020 Festival and Event Subsidy Application before October 31, 2020 (contact your Event Liaison or Event Services at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Changing, new and first-time events
A 2021 Festival and Event Subsidy Application is required for:
- A new event applying for subsidy for the first time
- A 2021 event that is changing location, increasing or decreasing in size, or adding or removing programming elements, as described in your 2020 application.
For more information, read the 2021 Festival and Event Subsidy Guidelines.
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