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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Local Festivals

Canadian Heritage

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program supports activities and projects that celebrate local historical heritage as well as local artists and artisans, and are intended for and accessible to the general public.

Program objective
To engage citizens in their communities through performing and visual arts, as well as through the expression, celebration, and preservation of local historical heritage.

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program delivers its funding through three separate components (Local Festivals, Community Anniversaries and Legacy Fund). These components are administered independently and have separate guidelines and application forms.

Local Festivals (Component 1)

The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:

  • present the work of local artists, artisans, or performers of local historical heritage;
  • actively involve members of the local community;
  • are intended for and accessible to the general public.

Application accepted on a continuous basis.

Beginning in January 2013, the new deadlines are January 30, April 30 and September 30.

View the Canadian Heritage website for the updated Guide and Application Form.


Contact Phone: 1-866-811-0055
Subject Area(s): Heritage, Events and Celebrations
Last Reviewed: May 13, 2016, 10:56 am
Deadline: No Official Deadline
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