Congratulations to Guelph artsVest participants for the outstanding partnerships created between local businesses and cultural organizations in 2011.

In the fall of 2011, with funding from Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts entered Guelph, offering $50,000 in matching funds to encourage business sponsorship and providing sponsorship training for local cultural organizations. The public, private and cultural leaders of Guelph rallied behind the cause to strengthen arts and culture locally by building partnerships between business and the arts.

The results? 9 cultural organizations partnered with 44 local businesses, stimulating a total flow of $142,000 of sponsorship of arts and culture.


Dancetheatre David Earle
Timothy Kanada Ltd.

Ed Video Media Arts Centre

Intrigue Media Solutions Inc.
Pruss Auto Body Limited
Wellington Brewery
Waterloo Region Record – Guelph Mercury
Red Tree Productions
Northern Village Inc
Dean Palmer Photography
GJA Communications Inc.
Downtown Guelph BIA
Magnolia Catering and Fine Foods
Baker Street Station

Guelph Arts Council
Intrigue Media
Dis-A-Ray Antiques
Meridian Credit Union
Downtown Guelph Business Association

Guelph Arts Council
Woolwich Arrow Pub
TD Canada Trust – Western Ontario Region
RLB LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
Norfolk Family Medical

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
Arrowood Consulting
Murray Marketing
Cargill Limited
Intrigue Media

Guelph Jazz Festival
The Neighbourhood Group of Companies Limited
Meridian Credit Union

Guelph Symphony Orchestra
TD Canada Trust
John Sutherland and Sons Ltd Insurance Specialists
Debra C. Enright, MSW, RSW
Mark’s Piano Service Ltd.
Open Strings
McKenna Plumbing and Heating
Heaven on 7 Bistro and Pub
Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre
Malison Accounting Tax Services
Steele Brothers
Artelli String Quartet
Great World Artists Ltd

Guelph Youth Singers
Via Rail Canada
Metalumen Manufacturing, Inc

Royal City Musical Productions
Hush Salon and Spa