The Barrie Arts Awards honour individuals and organizations for their contributions to the arts sector. The annual gala in November features presentations and performances, and celebrates the sector and winners. Recipients work, live, attend school, exhibit, or perform within Barrie.
Looking to promote your business or organization?
As a 2023 Barrie Arts Awards event sponsor, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign including radio advertising, social media, website, on-site, and printed materials. Our partnerships are valued and contribute directly towards providing recognition to and celebration of our local arts community.
The Arts Awards gala will take place on November 14, 2023. Opportunities are available for in-kind or monetary sponsorships starting at $500. For more information contact Amanda Dyke, Culture Officer - Development, at (705) 739-4220, ext. 4593 or Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca.
An evolution of the former Street Performers Program, the Busking Program works to animate downtown Barrie, while giving performing artists of all ages and stages an opportunity to perform.
Busker permit applications are open until the end of 2023.
The 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.
The goal of the Arts & Culture Investment Program, formerly the Cultural Grants Program, is to strengthen Barrie’s arts and culture sector through strategic investments in the work of artists and creative organizations.
Congratulations to the 2023 Arts & Culture Investment Program funding recipients!
In an effort to develop the arts sector, the City offers workshops and provides outreach year-round to educate and engage interested community members, artists, and arts organizations. If you have suggestions for the kinds of workshops that would support your sustainability as an artist or organization, please reach out to Amanda at Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca!
The Professional Development for Artists workshop series aims to assist artists of all genres in furthering their professional practices, providing increased professional arts opportunities for artists in Barrie.
- Session 1: View the Preparing a Professional Artist Submission Presentation (hosted in May 2023)
- Session 2: Grant Writing for the Arts (hosted in September 2023)
Stay tuned for future workshops!
Workshops, training and professional development opportunities are also available with other organizations: