History

2002: artsVest was piloted in Oakville, Ontario

2005-2006: artsVest three year pilot launched, with Prince Edward County, Peterborough, Sudbury and Waterloo participating

2006-2007: artsVest was implemented in Sarnia-Lambton, Owen Sound and Thunder Bay

2007-2008: artsVest was awarded the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s “Great Grants Award,” based on the stellar results of the three year pilot

2008-2009: artsVest communities in the final year of the three year pilot included Kingston, Orillia, Sault St. Marie and the Niagara Region

2010-2011: artsVest distributed a total of $250,000 in matching incentive funds to Brantford, Chatham-Kent, Haliburton/Dysart, London and Stratford, St. Marys & Perth County in a new round of the program

2011: artsVest, which has flowed +2M to Ontario’s arts and culture sector, goes national

artsVest™ is run by Business for the Arts™ with the support of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canadian Heritage.