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Cultural Grants Program

The Department of the Creative Economy's Culture Branch is pleased to present the 2017 City of Barrie Cultural Grants Program. The deadline for this year's application process was Friday December 2, 2016.

There are two grant types available: Operating Grants and Project Grants. Operating grants are specifically for not-for-profit organizations that have been in existence in the community for over two years and have an established history of excellence in the arts. 

Groups that apply for operating grants may also apply for a project grant provided that the project is unique and separate from their regular operations.  If your organization is applying for both, please do not reference your project grant in your operating grant application. 

Carefully read the Cultural Grant Guidelines prior to beginning the application process.  This will help you determine which forms you require and provide you with key information relevant to completing your application.

**If your organization applied and received funds in 2017, you will need to complete the Report Form and submit it to the Culture Branch prior to applying for 2018 funds.

Submitting Your Application

Completed applications being considered for 2017 funding were to be submitted by Friday December 2, 2016. The submission deadline for 2018 grant applications will be announced in the summer of 2017.

In Person:
Culture Branch, 56 Mulcaster Street (beside City Hall)

By Mail:
City of Barrie, Culture Branch
C/O Amanda Dyke
PO Box 400, 70 Collier Street
Barrie, ON   L4M 4T5

By Email: 


The City of Barrie Cultural Grant applications are judged by a panel of individuals with significant expertise in the arts.  City of Barrie staff select these individuals from other municipalities across the province to participate in the jury process.  If you know of an individual that has extensive education and/or experience in the arts and you believe they would be an objective juror you are welcome to recommend them by completing the Juror Recommendation Form and submitting it to the Culture Branch at

Personal information collected as part of this application process is under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended and will be used for the purpose of evaluating submissions for the Cultural Grant Program by the jury panel and City staff. When the process is complete, the names of the individuals that received funding, the amount they received and in which category - whether project or operating - will be made public.   

No other personal information will be released without the express written permission of the grant applicant. Questions about this collection should be directed to Amanda Dyke, Culture Branch, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4T5, (705) 739-4220 Ext. 4593.

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