City Accepting Applications for Annual Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Program

The City is now accepting applications for the 2021 Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Program with the goal of delivering such activities in a unique and safe manner during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted the way many festivals and events are currently able to deliver their programming.  With this is mind, applicants are encouraged to explore possibilities for new projects such as virtual and digital installations, or temporary outdoor art installations that will still engage the community at large, while also operating within COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

“It is important to ensure that the arts and cultural vibrancy in Fredericton remains strong, despite current circumstances,” said Angela Watson, the City’s cultural development officer. “The new grant criteria are meant to ensure that funds don’t get tied up in projects that may not be able to happen due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.”

More details about these additional guidelines and new criteria can be found on the Grant web page at www.fredericton.ca/grants.  

The annual funding program is designed to encourage new projects or activities in the creative arts, culture and heritage sectors. Non-profit arts, culture, ethno-cultural and heritage organizations are eligible for small grants to assist with festivals, events, series, projects, and shared equipment. 

Since the program's establishment in 2001, a variety of cultural projects and events have received support, including music, theatre and film festivals, exhibitions, artists-in-residency programs, theatre productions, heritage publications, concert series, workshops and demonstrations.

Application forms and guidelines are available online at www.fredericton.ca/grants. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 12, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. For more information: culture@fredericton.ca.