Arts and Culture Organizations Invited to Submit 2017 Grant Applications

Nov 4, 2016

For Immediate Release                    Friday, November 4, 2016 

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) invites arts and culture organizations to complete a grant application for 2017. Grant applications and reports from 2016 grant recipients may be completed online at Deadline for submission of applications and reports is Thursday, January 12, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.

Some changes have been made to the 2016 arts and culture grant application process:

•    The deadline for 2017 applications is earlier this year to accommodate a forecasted volume of activities which would take place during the summer months.  During this transition year reports on 2016 funding will be accepted until Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
•    Information sessions, which will begin late November 2016, and are mandatory for new applicants. Previous applicants are not obligated to attend; however, attendance is strongly recommended. Session dates will be posted at
•    An online application portal has been enhanced for easier access and use.

The combined budget for two funding streams, “Project Grants” and “Operating Grants”, was $547,796 in 2016, and grants were awarded to 44 organizations. The combined budget for 2017 will be determined following completion of the municipal budget process.

Eligible requests under Project Grants include special or one-time activities or exhibits, skills development and acquisition of new equipment. Operating Grants support organizations that have an ongoing presence in the city and an established track record of success.

Greater Sudbury Council supports the growth and development of local arts and culture through the provision of annual grants. Applications will be assessed on the basis of artistic/cultural merit, organizational/financial health and impact to the community, aligned with the four goal areas of the Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan: Creative People, Identity, Places and Economy.  An independent jury reviews applications to make funding recommendations to the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Board of Directors.

For more information about the 2017 Arts and Culture Grant Program, please dial 705-674-4455 ext. 4429 or email