Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Overview

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program offers funding through three separate components:

Local Festivals

The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers.

Read more about who can apply for funding through the Local Festivals component.

Community Anniversaries

The Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non–recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project. Eligible events and capital projects are those that commemorate the 100th anniversary or greater (in increments of 25 years) of a significant local historical event or personality. Projects that commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events related to the Canadian participation in the Second World War are also eligible.

Eligible capital projects such as community art projects, restoration of objects, community history books, statues and murals can be funded up to a maximum $25,000.

Read more about who can apply for funding through the Community Anniversaries component.

Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects that restore, renovate or transform an existing building or exterior space (such as a statue, community hall, monument, garden or work of art) intended for community use. Eligible capital projects are those that commemorate the 100th anniversary or greater (in increments of 25 years), of a significant local historical event or personality. Projects that commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events related to the Canadian participation in the Second World War are also eligible.

Read more about who can apply for funding through the Legacy Fund component.

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