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Grants to Ontario Arts Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Arts Projects and General Operational Support

Barrie Arts & Culture Investment Program

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City of Barrie Department of Culture

Deadline Date:

01/31/22 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit arts organizations for the development of the arts in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support general operations and to assist arts organizations in the creation, production, and presentation of arts programs and projects. Eligible applicants are based in Barrie. There are two streams of funding: Operational Streams and Projects & Capacity Building Streams.

The mandate of the Cultural Grants 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. 

Operational Category: Provides annual grants with a stable funding base to support the operation (administration and programming) of established professional, semi-professional and emerging arts and culture organizations operating within Barrie to enable them to further their mission. All ongoing artistic and administrative expenses are eligible.

Projects and Capacity Building Category: Provides grants to arts and culture organizations to support project-based initiatives that contribute to the
development of Barrie’s arts and culture sector by exposing more individuals, communities, and areas of
the City to creative experiences (Projects) or; to support capacity building strategies, organizational
development projects and professional development initiatives to build administrative and management
capacity in the arts (Capacity Building). For information about eligible expenses related to these categories, see: https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Barrie%20Arts%20and%20Culture%20Investment%20Program%20Guidelines%202022.pdf#page=5

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142460

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project and Capacity Building Grants are for up to $5,000

For organizations whose operating budgets are $75,000 or more funding requests cannot exceed 30% of the total organization budget. For organizations whose operating budgets are less than $75,000 funding requests cannot exceed 60% of the total organization budget.

Term of Contract:

The City of Barrie does not fund activities, events or projects that have taken place before the program deadline date or that have been completed before the results of the granting process have taken place.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Operational Category:
1. Operating Budget of $75,000 or more - An incorporated not-for-profit professional or semiprofessional arts and culture organization that has an operating budget of $75,000 or more at the time of application and has a history of sustained activity on a year-round basis.
2. Operating Budget of less than $75,000 - An incorporated not-for-profit professional or semiprofessional arts and culture organization that has an operating budget of less than $75,000 and has a history of sustained activity on a seasonal or year-round basis.

Eligibility:
• Must be an incorporated not-for-profit organization or co-operative operating as a not-for-profit.
• The organization’s head office must be located within Barrie with the majority of their funded activities occurring in the city.
• Must have been in operation for two years at the time of application.
• Must be operating year-round with a demonstrated record of offering programs and services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide.
• Must have proof of sound financial management (ie. Balance sheet, statement of income and expenses, auditor’s report, etc.)

For information about ineligible expenses, see: https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Barrie%20Arts%20and%20Culture%20Investment%20Program%20Guidelines%202022.pdf#page=4

Projects & Capacity Building Category:
1, Projects - Open to both established and emerging not-for-profit professional or semi-professional arts and culture organizations that have been in operation for at least one year.
2. Capacity Building - Open to both established and emerging not-for-profit professional or semiprofessional arts and culture organizations that have been in operation for at least one year.

Eligibility:
• Can be an incorporated not-for-profit organization or an unincorporated group with not-for-profit goals and governance structure.
• The majority of the organization’s operations or the funded project activities are occurring in Barrie.
• Must have been in operation for at least one year at time of application.
• Must have a demonstrated record of offering programs and services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide.
• Must have proof of sound financial management (ie. Balance sheet, statement of income and expenses, etc.)

For information about ineligible expenses related to these categories, see: https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Barrie%20Arts%20and%20Culture%20Investment%20Program%20Guidelines%202022.pdf#page=6

Organizations That Qualify:
- Performing Arts Organizations (includes theater, dance, spoken word, and music)
- Visual Arts Organizations (includes public art galleries)
- Arts Services Organizations
- Literary Arts Organizations
- New Media Organizations
- Heritage Organizations

For more information on eligible organizations, see https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Barrie%20Arts%20and%20Culture%20Investment%20Program%20Guidelines%202022.pdf#page=7.

Please note: Applications will not be accepted from organizations whose report forms for previously awarded City grants are overdue or incomplete.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline is Monday, January 31, 2021, at 4:30 pm.

You will be required to create an account before submitting your application, so it is recommended that you login in early to do so.

The City of Barrie’s Cultural Development staff is willing to support you in your application. If you are unclear as to how to complete a portion of the application form, please do not hesitate to call the Creative Economy Department.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online: https://eservices.barrie.ca/

Direct questions to:
Amanda Dyke
Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca
(705) 728-9850

City Hall
70 Collier Street
P.O. Box 400
Barrie, ON, L4M 4T5

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