Amanda DykeCultural Development Officer, Economic & Creative Development
Business for the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Province of Ontario
mandate of the Arts & Culture Investment Program is to promote and assist
in the development of the arts in all its diversity for the enjoyment and
benefit of all Barrie residents and visitors.
Since 2006 the City of Barrie has
provided funding for not-for-profit organizations with a focus on the arts
through a Cultural Grants Program. In 2021, the program underwent a review,
resulting in a comprehensive list of recommendations, to be implemented in
phases, culminating upon completion of an updated Cultural Master Plan in 2023.
The changes implemented for 2022 include a renaming, to the Barrie Arts &
Culture Investment Program, increased clarity in eligibility and evaluation,
and simplification of the application process.
Applications are now being accepted for Barrie’s Arts & Culture
Investment Program. The deadline is Monday, January 31st at 4:30 pm
The mandate of the Cultural Grants program is to promote and assist in
the development of the arts in all its diversity for the enjoyment and benefit
of all Barrie residents and visitors
Changes to this funding program thus far have addressed the prioritized
recommendations related to:
the purpose of the grants program and provide clarity / transparency around the
funding guidelines (categories, streams, eligibility criteria and evaluation
grant adjudication process with an eye to effectiveness, transparency and
length of the application and labour required to fill it in.
Organizations with budgets of $75,000 or moreOrganizations with budgets of less than $75,000
ProjectsCapacity BuildingProject and Capacity Building Grants
are for up to $5,000 and support new initiatives and special projects as well
as serve to support arts organizations in their growth.
Groups that apply for Operating
Grants of under $50,000 may also apply for a Project or Capacity Building Grant
provided that the project is unique and separate from their regular annual
operations. If your organization is applying for both, please do not
reference your Project or Capacity Building Grant in your Operating Grant
application.The deadline for
submission is 4:30 pm on Monday, January 31, at 4:30 pm. Applications will
not be accepted after this time.
Applications and supplemental forms must be submitted
electronically via APLI (the link will
be live in the coming week). Carefully read the Barrie Arts and Culture Investment Program Guidelines 2022.pdf prior to beginning the application process. This will help you
determine which forms are required and provide you with key information
relevant to completing your application.
Barrie Arts Operating Application 75K+ 2022.pdf
Operating Application Under 75K 2022
Barrie Arts Project
Building Application 2022
Barrie Arts Investment
Program Statistical Form 2022
Barrie Arts Operating
Application 75K+ Financial Form 2022
Operating Application under 75K Financial Form 2022
Barrie Arts Project
Financial Form 2022
Barrie Arts Capacity
Building Financial Form 2022
**If your organization applied
and received funds in 2021, you will need to complete the Report Form for Barrie Cultural Grants 2021.pdf and submit it to Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca by January 10, 2022
to be eligible for 2021 funds.
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 Jury Panel - Recommendation Form and submitting it to the Economic & Creative Development Department 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, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 4T5, (705) 739-4220 Ext. 4593.
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