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Burlington Arts & Culture Fund Accepting Applications Until Feb. 3

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*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 3, 2023 — The City of Burlington is inviting artists to apply for the 2023 Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF). This is an annual grant program that provides $70,000 of total available funding 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.

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 and will fund projects from April 2023 to March 2024. Successful grant applicants will be announced at the beginning of April 2023.

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

  • An incorporated not-for-profit arts and culture organization or a charitable arts and culture organization;
  • An individual artist or arts and cultural collective (defined as three or more individuals) that exhibit high achievement in arts and culture programming;
  • 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 info@artscultureburlington.ca by Feb. 1, 2023.

“This grant continues to offer support and boost a variety of arts and cultural activities, adding vibrancy to the city. Burlington’s Arts and Culture Fund fosters creativity at all levels and enriches how Burlington residents engage with arts and culture. It is important that diverse identities, perspectives, languages, cultures and various artistic practices be recognized, experienced and supported and this fund helps to do so.

Burlington is home to a large creative and culturally diverse community, which we have seen benefit from this arts and culture initiative since it began in 2019. The wonderful thing about the projects that evolve through this process is the wide range of benefits to our community. We look forward to connecting with those artists thinking about applying for the grant on Jan. 17, hearing from Burlington artists and receiving their applications.” — Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts & Culture, City of Burlington

To learn more about this fund, the jury opportunity and the application process join City staff and arts and culture professionals for a virtual information session on:

Date:               Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
Time:               7 to 8 p.m.
Location:        Microsoft Teams

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

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