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$600K of your tax dollars helped fund 34 arts, culture groups this year

Deadline to apply for 2020 grants is Feb. 6, 2020
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Half Moon Run performs on the final day of NLFB 2019. (Marg Seregelyi/ Sudbury.com)

Greater Sudbury taxpayers helped fund 34 arts and culture groups to the tune of $584,357 in 2019.

The city announced this year's recipients of the 2019 Arts and Culture Grants on Dec. 6. Greater Sudbury Development Corporation administers the funds.

Since 2005, taxpayers have provided $7.4 million to more than 100 arts and culture groups in the Nickel City, helping employ more than 200 artists over the years. 

This investment, the city said, has paid dividends, estimating that for every dollar spent there was a return of $7.85 in salaries, taxes and spending.

Applications for the 2020 grants are now being accepted. If you plan on applying, take note the guidelines and the application process have been updated for 2020. 

You can find all information and forms here

If you would like to volunteer to serve on the operating and project grant juries for the 2020 Arts and Culture Grant Program, you can apply by sending letters and résumés will be accepted until Jan. 23, 2020, by email at culture@greatersudbury.ca

Applicants are encouraged to review program details, which can be found here or by calling 705-674-4455, extension 4429.

These are the groups who received funding in 2019:

Operating funds

  • Carrefour francophone de Sudbury $55,000 
  • Centre franco-ontarien de folklore $10,500 
  • Cinéfest Sudbury $52,500 
  • Cultural Industries Ontario North $10,000 
  • Éditions Prise de parole $36,970 
  • Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario $45,200 
  • Jazz Sudbury $39,500 
  • Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury $36,500 
  • Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario $52,500 
  • Les Concerts La Nuit sur l'étang $14,000 
  • Myths and Mirrors Community Arts $23,500 
  • Northern Lights Festival Boréal $42,500 
  • Sudbury Symphony Orchestra $27,000 
  • Sudbury Theatre Centre $35,000
  • Youth Entertaining Sudbury Theatre $22,500 

Total $503,170 

Projects

  • Branch Collective $3,000
  • Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl $2,999
  • Fierté Sudbury Pride $2,999
  • India Canada Association $2,900
  • La Bibitte $1,500
  • Nickel City Wind Ensemble $1,000
  • No Strings Attached Community Band $1,000
  • Northern Initiative for Social Action $2,999
  • Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre $5,000
  • N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre $5,000
  • Odd Hawks $2,000
  • Pat the Dog Playwright Development Centre $17,250
  • Rayside Balfour Whitewater Brush Art and Palette Club $1,500
  • ReThink Green (Greater Sudbury Environmental Network)
  • Earth Fest $1,000
  • Sudbury Downtown Independent Cinema Co-operative $4,540
  • Sudbury Performance Group $2,500
  • We Live Up Here (Up Here) $15,000
  • Wordstock $5,000
  • Young Sudbury Singers $4,000

Total $81,187
 




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