2011 Results

In 2011, with funding from the Government of Ontario, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian Heritage, Business for the Arts brought matching funds and sponsorship training to five communities across Ontario: Barrie, Guelph, Hamilton, Huntsville and Markham.

Impact of artsVest 2011:

  • 5 municipalities across Ontario received artsVest training and matching funds.
  • $275,000 in matching funds distributed to encourage business sponsorship.
  • $663,000 in business sponsorship of arts and culture across Ontario.
  • 46 arts and culture organizations received sponsorship training and matching incentive funds.
  • 185 local businesses partnered with arts and culture organizations – 128 of these businesses had never before sponsored arts and culture.

Total flow of $938,000 to the arts and culture sector in 2011 alone.

Results and Partnerships by Community: