This fund will support local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations. Applicants must:

  • encourage local community engagement through activities that promote, celebrate, and preserve local performing and visual arts or local heritage; and
  • have successfully organized a prior edition of the festival, within the last two years, that met all eligibility requirements of this component.


Funding: up to $200,000


  • January 31 – for festivals starting between September 1 and December 31 at 5pm
  • April 30 – for festivals starting between January 1 and June 30 at 5pm
  • October 15 – for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31 at 5pm


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