Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Approves Arts and Culture Operating Grants

Jul 15, 2014

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) Board of Directors has confirmed support for local arts and culture with the approval of grant disbursements totaling $536,886 to offset the operating expenses of 17 not-for-profit organizations in 2014, an increase of $40,866 over the previous year. Operating grants are awarded to organizations with an ongoing presence in the city and an established track record of success.

“We value the economic potential and contributions of our arts and cultural community,” said GSDC Board Chair Dr. Darren Stinson. “An investment in arts and culture provides a significant return to the entire community in terms of benefits in education, entertainment, aesthetics, employment and volunteer opportunities. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express gratitude to our grant subcommittee volunteers for their diligence and dedication to an important part of our community.”

To ensure a sound investment, a Major Arts and Culture Grant Subcommittee of the GSDC evaluates applications for funding based on three criteria: artistic/cultural merit (45 %), community impact/benefits (25 %) and organizational/financial health (30 %). Their recommendations for grants are then approved by the GSDC Board of Directors.

An additional $57,819 of City funding has been awarded to 23 not-for-profit arts and cultural institutions through a separate Community Arts and Culture Grant Panel for special or one-time activities or exhibits, skills development or acquisition of new equipment.

Recipients of the 2014 Community Arts and Culture Operating Grants are:



2014 Grant

Art Gallery of Sudbury


Carrefour francophone de Sudbury


Centre franco-ontarien de folklore


Cinéfest International Film Festival


Cultural Industries Ontario North


Galerie du nouvel-Ontario


Jazz Sudbury Festival


Les concerts la nuit sur l'étang


Myths & Mirrors Community Arts


Northern Lights Festival Boréal


Éditions Prise de parole


Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury


Sudbury Symphony Orchestra


Sudbury Theatre Centre


Sudbury Summerfest Foundation


Theatre Cambrian


Théâtre du nouvel-Ontario


For a complete list of 2014 arts and culture grant recipients, please visit For more information about the development of a Cultural Plan for Greater Sudbury, please visit or dial 3-1-1 for municipal services.