Arts & Culture

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Burlington 2019 Arts and Culture Fund (BACF). The annual program gives project grants to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to help foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture. Last year’s BACF supported 19 arts and cultural …

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Twenty community groups have received funding under the Burlington Arts & Culture Fund Grant Program for 2018/2019. Recipients: Halton Freedom Celebration, $5000 One Burlington Festival 2018, $5000 Burlington Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Exhibition, $4,104 Rhythm ‘n’ Art Truck, $2,400 Burlington — A City Through the Seasons, $3,010 The Healing Portraits Project, $3,500 Emerging Artists …

20 arts and cultural projects receive city grants for 2018/19 Read More »

Press Release — Halton Environmental Network is launching The Halton Green Screens “Amateur Film Festival” to get our local community involved in environmental stewardship. Qualifying videos will be uploaded to the Halton Green Screens YouTube channel and may be included in the Halton Environment Network’s schools program. A selection committee will choose films to be shown …

Halton Green Screens Amateur Film Festival open to submissions; screening of selected films June 14 Read More »

The Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) is back, an annual program that 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. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2018 and will fund projects from April 2018 …

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A lovely piece of art commissioned by staff which combines wood plank from the Spencer Smith Park willow tree, glass and special designs has been placed in City Hall in the public meeting room 247. We would like to thank Jennifer Johnson for turning this piece of art into a reality, as well as Arborwood Tree Service …

Art from Spencer Smith Park willow tree on display at City Hall Read More »

City staff are proposing the creation of an arts and culture funding program to directly assist Burlington artists and cultural groups. Individuals and groups located in Burlington (non-profit, charitable, multicultural or arts “collectives” with a minimum of three people) can apply each year for up to a $5,000 maximum grant. Twenty percent of the grant …

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Restoration work is currently underway on the Burlington Cenotaph at City Hall. The work, approved by City Council with $25,000 in funding, is being overseen by the Royal Canadian Legion – Burlington Branch #60, and will be completed by Remembrance Day 2017. Restoration work includes: Correcting two names from the First World War portion of …

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The Arts and Culture Council of Burlington, ACCOB, is holding its first fundraiser Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The evening will feature renowned playwright, novelist and musician, Tomson Highway, the first Indigenous person to be awarded an Order of Canada for his work …

Arts/Culture Council fundraiser with Tomson Highway Nov. 4 Read More »

Standing committee and council meetings resume Tues. Sept. 5 with the Planning & Development Committee, at 1pm and 6:30, and Committee of the Whole – Workshop on Sept. 7. On the P&D agenda: Draft new official plan: Public consultation and engagement summary Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee 2016 annual report and 2017 workplan Arts and culture …

P&D Agenda Sept 5: Arts funding & cultural action plan; Official Plan public input summary; Zoning amendment 1215 Appleby; Accessibility cmte annual report Read More »

Get your fill of jazz with free performances Aug. 11-13 on the plaza of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre patio, 440 Locust Street. The lineup includes: Fri. Aug. 11, 7pm-9pm: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Sat. Aug. 12, 7pm-9pm: Laila Biali. Sun. Aug. 13, 3pm-5pm: Kellylee Evans. Come by all weekend! For additional details visit: Jazz …

Burlington Downtown Jazz Fest offers free performances Aug. 11-13 Read More »

The Halton Black History Awareness is sponsoring the 2017 Halton Freedom Festival, a month of activities August 4 to September 2, 2017 celebrating “community, roots & culture.” Some events are ticketed. A full day of free activities is planned for Sat. Aug. 5, 11am to 9pm in Spencer Smith Park, including exquisite musical and dance …

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Libraries, like our population, are constantly evolving. In order to ensure Burlington Public Library continues to offer the services, facilities, and programs that serve our customers, BPL wants to get your input! BPL wants to know how you use library facilities, what you like, and what you would like to see offered in libraries. Take …

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The following recommendations were approved at standing committees and come to city council for approval July 10, 6:30pm. This is the last council meeting before summer break. Standing committee meetings resume Sept. 5. Update on John St. development Construction is underway for a 17 storey residential tower, 6 storey parking garage and 8 storey office/medical …

To council: update on John St. development; tall building guidelines; budget 2018; $1 million for JoBrant Museum; living wage study; active aging plan Read More »