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Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Jan. 16, 2023 – What is the Burlington Arts & Culture Fund?

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms.

At the end of the month, we publish a roundup of those most pressing questions we’ve received in the weeks prior.

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Jan. 16, 2023

QUESTION:

“What is the Burlington Arts and Culture Fund and how can I apply for it?”

ANSWER:

The Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF) is an annual grant program from the City of Burlington 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.

Intake for the 2023 BACF round is open now and applications will be accepted until noon (12 p.m.) on Friday, Feb. 3. Applications can be completed and submitted online at burlington.ca/artsandculturefund

The 2023 BACF will fund approved projects from April 2023 to March 2024 and successful applicants will be announced at the start 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; or
  • A multicultural group that fulfills a significant role in the Burlington community through the arts and culture.

Grants are 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.

Anyone interested in being a part of the peer assessment jury can the Arts and Culture Council of Burlington (ACCOB) at info@artscultureburlington.ca by Feb. 1.

The public can also learn more about this fund, the jury opportunity and the application process at a virtual information session with City staff and arts and culture professionals tomorrow (Jan. 17) from 7-8 p.m. Click this link to participate in the virtual session over Microsoft Teams.

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