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Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grants to Ontario, Nonprofits to Advance
Arts Appreciation in Mississauga

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City of Mississauga - Culture Mississauga

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Deadline Date:

10/11/19 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario nonprofit cultural organizations for projects to advance understanding and appreciation of the arts in Mississauga. Applicants may be required to attend an information session before applying.

Funding is available to:

  • Expose more individuals, communities, and areas of the City to culture
  • Develop strong creative collaborations
  • Encourage more cultural practitioners to create a wider variety of cultural experiences for the City of Mississauga

City Council is committed to the long-term growth and sustainability of culture and improving the quality of life for its residents. The program aligns with the Culture Master Plan to support Council's commitment. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 141757

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations can apply for up to 50% of their total project budget or $5,000, whichever is less.

Term of Contract:

Projects should take place between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants
- Nonprofit organizations governed by volunteers, or
- A collective with a legal identity

Grants are not available for:
- Government agencies
- For-profit organizations
- Organizations aligned with any political party, or to support programs or services thereof
- Individuals/individual artists
- Commercial ventures
- Donations to charitable causes
- Bursaries or granting programs
- Fundraising projects and initiatives
- Deficit reduction funding
- Major capital expenditures (such as the purchase of land, buildings, building renovations, machinery and vehicles)
- Projects where participation is conditional upon partaking in the religious activities of the organization
- Travel and accommodation
- Attendance at, or fees associated with conventions, conferences, workshops, or seminars
- Banquets, trophies, or awards presentations
- Competitions and travel to competitions
- Project proposals, beginning before the start of the calendar year
- Expenses accruing prior to the current granting cycle
- Organizations or activities that the City deems may promote discrimination, contempt or hatred for any individual or entity

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants that have not received an Arts & Culture grant in the past two years are required to attend an information session to be eligible for funding.

All other applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to hear about the grant process, the requirements, tips for success and to ask questions.

The next session is:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Noel Ryan Auditorium
Central Library (ground floor)
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 11, 2019, by 4:30 PM.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Culture Division
201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4
905-615-3200 ext.5476
905-615-3200 ext. 5476

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Mississauga

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