Apply for the Niagara Investment in Culture program by Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Our goal is to support interesting, innovative and high quality cultural programming that is Niagara-based, inclusive, collaborative and accountable.
Delivery of the 2020 Niagara Investment in Culture program is subject to budgetary approval.
There are two categories of eligibility for the program:
Arms-length cultural organizations, such as organizations which receive some regular municipal operating funding but answer to a board or are similarly separate from the municipality, such as museums or libraries, may submit under the cultural organization-led category.
Program Manager, Grants and Incentives
905-980-6000 ext. 3357
Email Marian Bannerman
Learn about the application process for the Niagara Investment in Culture program.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Niagara Region headquarters
Campbell West Building - Community Room 4
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold
Application deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m.
All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline.
To be eligible for funding under either category, the project application must meet the following criteria
Each application will be reviewed by Niagara Region staff to determine if it meets the eligibility criteria. A panel composed of qualified members of the cultural community, a member of the Niagara Region Culture Committee, up to two regional councillors and Niagara Region staff (non-voting) will review and rank the proposals based on evaluation criteria for the program.
Based on the rankings, available monies for the Niagara Investment in Culture program will be tentatively allotted for the funding year by the panel. The list of successful applications will be endorsed by the Niagara Region Culture Committee and received by the Planning and Development Services Committee and by Niagara Regional Council as an information report, followed by a public announcement of the projects.
The Niagara Investment in Culture program reserves the right to determine award amounts which may or may not reflect applicant requests, and the right not to designate awards in any given instance. There will be no appeals. Available program monies will be subject to council budget approval.
Key evaluation criteria for project submissions are:
Niagara Investment in Culture program funding may NOT be used for: