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SCCIP Development Funding

Development funding has three grant programs, designed for small and emerging arts organizations and artist ad-hoc groups, non-profit organizations leading culture-related projects and businesses and individuals leading community-engagement activities. Repeat applicants must show evidence of organizational evolution, program innovation, creative partnerships and/or growth in community engagement.

Arts Development Program - Deadline Oct. 27, 2017 and May 2018

Application release date: March 2017

Intended for emerging arts organizations and artist ad-hoc groups, or arts organizations that work on a project to project basis, as well as for new arts festivals. This program supports a range of cultural activities, art forms, and art practices, with priority given to Niagara-based arts creation and diverse cultural traditions. Applicants will have been active and/or in existence for at least one (1) year. Equipment and small capital costs will be considered under this program if it is demonstrated that this investment will directly serve the priorities of the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Policy.

In addition to the General Eligibility requirements, Arts Development Program applicants must:

  • pay principal artistic contributors for their services in accordance with generally accepted industry standards, and according to the applicant's practices and associations;
  • have been in existence for a minimum of twelve (12) months, with evidence of public activity.

Repeat applicants must show evidence of organizational evolution, program innovation, creative partnerships and/or growth in community engagement.

View the 2017 Arts Development Guidelines

Download the 2017 Arts Development Application in Word

Download the 2017 Arts Development Financial Form in Excel

Download the 2017 Arts Development Statistical Form in Excel

Culture Builds Community Program - Deadline Oct. 27 2017 and May 2018

Application release date: March 2017

Intended to support projects that engage residents through community art experiences, neighbourhood cultural activities and/or experiences that encourage participation, creativity and innovation. The program is open to artists, cultural organizations and other not-for-profit organizations that have the ability to engage residents at a local community level. Projects will culminate in a work of art or a public event. Projects that engage under-served local communities will be given priority.

In addition to the General Eligibility requirements, applicants must:

  • engage people from a local community in St. Catharines;
  • pay lead artists for their services in accordance with generally accepted professional arts management standards.

All organizational applicants must have been in existence for a minimum of twelve (12) months, with evidence of public activity.

Eligibility Exceptions for Arts Development and Culture Builds Community Programs

  • Non-cultural organizations that are registered not-for-profits and meet all other program requirements may apply for the Culture Builds Community Program.
  • Individual artists leading a community art project that engages the broader community and meets all other program requirements may apply to the Culture Builds Community Program stream.
  • Arts organizations and artist ad-hoc groups that operate on a not-for-profit basis, but are not registered, may apply to the Arts Development and Culture Builds Community Programs.
  • Subject to prequalification, first-time applicants that have been in existence for less than a year at the time of the application deadline may be permitted to submit an Arts Development grant application outside of normal program deadlines. Prequalification will require that the applicant demonstrate that they are on a 2-year trajectory to be eligible for sustaining programs. Consultation with City staff will be required and the applicant may also be required to present to the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee. All other program eligibility requirements apply. Prequalification must be granted prior to submitting an application and does not guarantee that the application will be successful.

View the 2017 Culture Builds Community Guidelines

Download the 2017 Culture Builds Community Application in Word

Download the 2017 Culture Builds Community Financial Form in Excel

Download the 2017 Culture Builds Community Statistical Form in Excel

Culture Days Activity Program - Deadline May 2018

Application release date: March 2018

Intended for artists, businesses or organizations who wish to run a Culture Days activity in St. Catharines. Activities must respond to the mandate of Culture Days and create public participation in cultural experiences, with the aim of inspiring future involvement in the cultural life of the community. Culture Days is a 3-day national event at the end of September to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Applicants to the Culture Days Activity Program are not required to meet all of the General Eligibility Requirements of SCCIP. Activities must:

  • take place in St. Catharines during the Culture Days weekend;
  • be free and open to the public;
  • engage the public in hands-on, interactive cultural experiences and encourages continued involvement in local culture;
  • employ (and pay) local artists and cultural workers;
  • be distinct from normal activities offered by applicant.

Eligibility Exceptions to Culture Days Activity Program

For-profit businesses are eligible for this program when all other eligibility requirements are met. Business applicants are eligible for artist fee costs only.

 

View the 2017 Culture Days Activity Program Guidelines

 

Please contact staff if you have questions about how to complete a form or require other file formats.

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