Grants to Ontario nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible locations for activities that advance the development and growth of arts and culture in the local community. First-time applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects, events, training, equipment, and operational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the development of the local arts sector, increase its potential to attract and retain a skilled and creative workforce, and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Greater Sudbury.
Support for the local arts and culture sector is an investment in the quality of life for the community. The City of Greater Sudbury developed the Cultural Plan in 2015 to create a vision statement, guiding principles, goals and recommendations to foster growth and development of the arts and culture sector in Sudbury. (See the Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan: Grants fall within two streams, Project Grants and Operating Grants, and are administered separately as follows:
Project Grants“Projects” may include (but are not limited to):Special/one-time activities including exhibits, performances or specific aspects of festival participation (e.g.: website development, ticketing system, etc).Training and development for skills upgrading within the organization for the benefit of the community (capacity building). Examples may include board training in governance or financial literacy, volunteer programs or development opportunities for staff.Acquisition of equipment necessary for the ongoing development of the organization (e.g.: point-of-sale system), which does not include equipment that must be replenished each year. Applicants must demonstrate how the equipment fits with the following criteria to be considered eligible:Is vital to the success of a larger project or program that aligns with the assessment criteriaIs of reasonable cost and specification for the use describedThe organization has the training and capacity in place to use the equipment properlyThe organization will retain the equipment as a long-term resource and/or must be portableThere are 2 types of Project Grants:Small Project Grants: Amount requested under $2,999, to a maximum of 75% of the Project budgetLarge Project Grants: Amount requested between $3,000 up to $20,000, to a maximum of 50% of the Project budgetOperating GrantsAmount requested between $10,000 up to $75,000, maximum of 25% of operating budget. “Operating Grants” support organizations that have an ongoing presence in the City of Greater Sudbury

and an established track record of successfully providing quality programming and/or services.  For eligible expenses, see


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