Creative Economy Department
Phone: (705) 739-4299
Business for the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Province of Ontario
The Department of the Creative Economy's Culture Branch is pleased to present one-time funding for LGBTQIA2+ initiatives. The deadline for this year's application process is Friday, August 16, 2019.
Barrie City Council has allocated $7,000 towards LGBTQIA2+ initiatives, including, but not limited to Pride Celebrations and anti-bullying programs. Council's intent is for a community-led fund, to which organizations can apply for funding. Organizations must be not-for-profit, and the intended target are the smaller organizations with limited access to other government funding. The benefit of the funding should be local to Barrie.
Currently, the funding is a one-time program. Please be sure to read the LGBTQIA2+ Fund Application Guidelines fully before submitting an application.
There are two City of Barrie grant streams that are now open for submissions from community organizations:
Organizations may apply to both grant programs. When doing so, they must submit two separate applications with support documents and financial forms for each.
What we don't fund:
Required Application Documents
An impartial jury of non-Barrie-based individuals with expertise in LGBTQIA2+ issues in cities of similar size to Barrie will be recruited to review applications and make recommendations on the awards. Individuals affiliated in any way with any of the organizations submitting proposals will be ineligible to participate.
Applications and support materials are to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, unless otherwise arranged with the Creative Economy Department.
The awards will be made public within three weeks of the closing date of the submissions.
Organizations will be required to sign an agreement committing to using the funds in the manner described in their proposal and completing a final report. These documents will be provided upon announcement of the grant awards. If for any reason the organization is unable to follow through with the project for which they have applied, the funds must be returned in full to the City of Barrie prior to December 31, 2019.
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 of under $50,000 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 2018, you will need to complete the Report Form and submit it to the Culture Branch prior to applying for 2019 funds. This may be submitted by email to Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca or in hard copy, and should be separate from your 2019 grant application.
The application process has now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for 2020 Cultural Grant application information.
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 email@example.com.
Barrie Concert Band - $ 4,000Barrie Film Festival - $ 35,000Huronia Symphony - $ 20,000Kempenfelt Community Players - $ 5,000MacLaren Art Centre - $ 137,000Ontario Musicians Cooperative - $ 5,000Simcoe Contemporary Dancers - $ 15,000Talk Is Free Theatre - $ 62,000Theatre By The Bay - $ 24,000Word Up - $ 1,000
Barrie Concert Band - $ 3,000Barrie Native Friendship Centre - $ 4,000Bravado Show Choir - $ 4,000Caring Kids Concerts - $ 4,000Huronia Symphony - $ 3,000King Edward Choir - $ 4,000La Cle de la Baie - $ 2,000Skyliners Youth Big Band - $ 2,000
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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