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Burlington’s Arts and Culture Fund announces funding support for 16 projects

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The following is a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — April 10, 2019 The City of Burlington is pleased to award funding support through the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) grant program. Approved by Council in 2017, the BACF provides 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.

The BACF received 25 grant applications between Jan. 7 and Feb. 8, 2019. The applications were reviewed by a jury of peers and city staff. Decisions were based on artistic merit, program merit and strategic initiative, citywide and community impact, and economic impact. This year’s grant program was able to support 16 arts and cultural projects across Burlington.

“I would like to thank all of the individuals who applied for the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund. We are looking forward to seeing the funded programs come alive and add even more culture and vibrancy to our already amazing city.” — Heather MacDonald, Chief Planner and Director of City Building.

The BACF aims to nurture the capacity of the arts and culture sector in Burlington, while fostering creativity, encouraging social cohesion, enhancing quality of life, and stimulating cultural and economic development through direct investment. The program recognizes and supports diverse identities, perspectives, languages, cultures and artistic practices.

More information about the program and approved projects for 2019/2020 can be found online at burlington.ca/artsandculturefund.

PROJECT NAMEAPPLICANTFUNDING
One Burlington Festival – Celebrating Culture and FaithOne Burlington$8,200
Halton Freedom Celebration FestivalHalton Black History Awareness Society$7,500
Symphony on the Bay – Youth and Seniors’ OutreachSymphony on the Bay$7,000
Educational Diorama ExhibitFriends of Freeman Station$7,000
Lunar Year Culture CelebrationRedleaf Cultural Integration$5,800
Burlington Fine Arts Association Juried Show – The Artist’s MarkBurlington Fine Arts Assocation$5,150
Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Special Gala EventSouthern Ontario Lyric Opera$5,000
The Gospel According to St. NickBurlington New Millennium Orchestra$5,000
Shawn Brush Country JamboreeShawn Brush$4,000
PROJECT NAMEAPPLICANTFUNDING
Birds Adapted Juried ExhibitionTeresa Seaton$3,600
Bringing Music to the CommunityBurlington Welsh Ladies Chorus$3,500
PROSPECTS an Evening of Dance and DiscussionLisa Emmons$3,450
Authors in your NeighbourhoodSylvia McNicoll$3,000
Emerging Artist SeriesRotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore$2,500
A Green I.D.E.A.Yanting Zhao$2,350
KooGle Theatre – Entertainment for SeniorsKooGle Theatre Company$2,000

“Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients whose projects will allow residents to engage with arts and culture and to experience different ideas, perspectives, languages and cultures. Bringing such a wide variety of arts and culture to Burlington is a valuable asset that will add to the enjoyment and vibrancy of our community.” — Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts and Culture

Links and Resources

Burlington.ca/artsandculturefund
Burlington.ca/culture

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