Cultural Grants Program
The Department of Culture is pleased to present the applications for the 2013 City of Barrie Cultural Grants Program. All of the necessary forms can be accessed from this page. The deadline for applications is extended this year to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
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 the Culture Officer, Development, Department of Culture, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4T5, (705) 739-4220 Ext. 4794.
Please note that there have been some minor changes made to the granting program this year, primarily in respect to individual artist applicants. In an effort to ensure that the granting program is serving Barrie well, we are requesting that individual artists provide proof of residency along with their applications. This can be accomplished in one of two ways. For those that prefer to mail in their applications they will be encouraged to attach a photocopy of their driver’s license or an appropriate piece of identification that proves their current residence is within Simcoe County. If applicants do not wish to mail in their applications, they are welcome to drop them off at the Department of Culture, 24 Maple Avenue, Barrie – second floor. When dropping off their application they will be asked to provide proof of residency to the Culture Officer, Development or another Department of Culture staff.
It is also important to note that individuals that are employed either full time, part time or on contract with the City of Barrie who are directly employed by the Department of Culture, may not apply during the year in which they are employed.
It is important to remember that if you applied and received funds in 2012, you will need to complete the Report Form and submit it to the Department of Culture, City of Barrie, c/o Onalee Groves, at 70 Collier Street, PO Box 400 Barrie ON L4M 4T5, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying for 2013 funds.
Whether you are a not-for-profit organization or an individual artist it is imperative that you carefully read the Cultural Grant Guidelines prior to completing any forms. This will help you determine which forms you require and provide you with key information relevant to completing your application.
There are two types of applications, Operating and Project. 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 funds may also apply for a project grant. Project Grants exist for arts organizations and individual artists. Please click here to access an Operating Grant Application or here to access a Project Grant Application.
If you are an arts organizations applying for either a Project or an Operating Grant, both applications will require that you complete Statistical Forms and Financial Forms. The statistical forms and financial forms have been designed with arts organizations in mind.
The project grant applications are divided into two categories for individual artists. The first category A. will be for artists in mid-career that have practiced their art form over a sustained period of time. These artists can apply for up to a maximum of $5,000.00. Category B. is intended for emerging artists and those applying can request up to a maximum of $2,000.00. Please read the guidelines carefully so that you ensure you apply for the proper category.
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.
We hope that we have provided you with all the necessary information on the grants program, however if you require assistance or have any questions, please contact Onalee Groves at (705) 739-4220 Ext. 4794 or at email@example.com. Good luck with your applications.