Burlington Arts and Culture Fund applications now open

News 100 yellowBy Staff

January 8th, 2019



The City of Burlington is launching the 2019 Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF), an annual program that provides project grants to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture.

Arts fund graphic 2019Applications will be accepted until Feb. 8, 2019 and will fund projects from April 2019 to March 2020. Successful grant applicants will be announced at the end of March 2019.

To be eligible for BACF funding, applicants must be located in Burlington and must be:

• An incorporated non-profit arts and culture organization, or;
• A charitable arts and culture organization, an individual artist, an arts and cultural collective or a multicultural group that fulfills a significant role in the Burlington community through the arts and culture.

Grants will be evaluated in part by a peer assessment jury for artistic merit and by city staff for program merit and strategic initiative, citywide and community impact and economic impact. If you are interested in being part of the peer assessment jury, please contact the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington (ACCOB) at artscultureburlington@gmail.com by Feb. 1, 2019.

A committee of local arts and cultural professionals and the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington, supported by city staff, have worked together to develop this arts and culture grant program.

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity and the application process is encouraged to join staff and arts and culture professionals for an information session on:

Date: Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 426 Brant St. Room 247

Applications can be completed and submitted online at burlington.ca/artsandculturefund.

For more information, contact Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts and Culture, 905-335-7600, ext. 7352 or email angela.paparizo@burlington.ca.

Angela Papariza was a recreational planner when this picture was taken. Her job was changed to that of a cultural planner and she is now the goto person on the cultural file - at least until a cultural Manager is hired. Is she a candidate for the Cultural Manager position? Papariza talks with Trevor Copp one of the movers and shakers within the arts and cultural community.

Angela Papariza, Manager Arts and Culture for the city of Burlington talks with Trevor Copp during a cultural event at the Performing Arts Centre.

Angela Paparizo, Manager, Arts and Culture said that:  “Last year’s BACF grant program supported 19 arts and cultural projects across the city. The program’s objective is to nurture the capacity of the arts and culture sector in Burlington, while fostering creativity, encouraging social cohesion and stimulating cultural and economic development through direct investment.”

Tim Park, President of the Board of the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington explained that “Many local Arts and Culture groups, individual artists and members of Burlington’s Cultural communities were able to put on successful events last year because of the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund. We hope that many more will apply this year so they can present their talents to the residents of Burlington and we are happy to be involved with this initiative again.”

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