City of Mississauga seeking Applications for Arts and Culture Grant Program

City of Mississauga
Last date: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Country: 
Canada

Detailed Description

The City of Mississauga is seeking applications for Arts and Culture Grant Program.

The Arts and Culture Grant Program (the “Program”) provides funding for not-for-profit cultural organizations to:

develop exemplary programs and services
advance participation, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of arts, culture, and heritage for the citizens of Mississauga
The City is committed to the long-term growth and sustainability of culture, and improvement to the quality of life for its residents. The program aligns with the Culture Master Plan to support the Council’s commitment.

Funding Information

  • New and Emerging Established: May apply for up to 50% of their total operating budget or $15,000, whichever is less.
  • Established: May apply for up to 50% of their total operating budget or $120,000, whichever is less.

Qualifying Organizations

  • Performing Arts Organizations
  • Visual Arts Organizations
  • Arts and Culture Service Organizations
  • Heritage Organizations

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to receive funding through the City of Mississauga’s Arts & Culture Grant program you must meet all of the criteria outlined in one of the following levels of funding.

New & Emerging Organizations

  • Operating on a not-for-profit basis and governed by volunteers;
  • Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support arts, culture or heritage activities;
  • Operating year-round;
  • Based and active in Mississauga; and
  • Providing programs and services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide.

Established Organizations

  • Operating as a not-for-profit for a minimum of four years;
  • Received funding through the Arts & Culture grant program in the past four years;
  • Legally incorporated as a not-for-profit/charity arts, culture or heritage organization;
  • Operating with a specific mandate to provide and support arts, culture or heritage activities;
  • Operating year-round;
  • Based and active in Mississauga; and
  • Providing programs and services that are open to the public and publicized city-wide.

Multi-Year Funded Organizations (Three Year Funding)

  • Legally incorporated as a not-for-profit/charity arts, culture or heritage organization;
  • Based and active in Mississauga;
  • Operating year round;
  • Operating as a professional arts/heritage organization with professional staff/artists who are paid industry standard rates;
  • Total revenue of $400,000 or more a year;
  • Identified by the Culture Division, as providing programs/services the City would otherwise have to provide;
  • Provide programs/services that align with the Culture Division’s strategic priorities as outlined in the Cultural Policy and Culture Master Plan;
  • Received funding from the City of Mississauga for more than five years;
  • Are in good standing with the City of Mississauga; and
  • Receive a score on their application of at least 4 out of 5 from the Peer Assessment Committee.

Source: https://www.mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/community-support-programs/apply-for-a-grant/arts-and-culture-grant/

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