Congratulations to Chatham-Kent artsVest participants for the outstanding partnerships created between local businesses and cultural organizations in 2010.

In the spring of 2010, with funding from the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts entered Chatham-Kent, offering $50K in matching funds to encourage business sponsorship and providing sponsorship training for local cultural organizations. The public, private and cultural leaders of Chatham-Kent rallied behind the cause to strengthen arts and culture locally by building partnerships between business and the arts.

The results? 5 cultural organizations partnered with 17 local businesses, stimulating $59K in sponsorship generated of arts and culture.


Chatham Capitol Theatre
Van Kesteren Hyundai
Retro Suites

Theatre Kent
Blackburn Radio
Pioneer Hybrid
Sun Media

Historical Society of Blenheim District
McKinlay Funeral Homes
Classic Coachworks
Kerr & Wood Barristers
Murray Little Plumbing & Heating
Bayview Clendenning Farms
B&C Hall Renovations
David Jacklin Professional Corp
Blenheim Community Funeral Home

CK on the Edge
Downtown Chatham Mall
Historic Downtown BIA
Five Amigos Broadcasting
Hughes Advertising Agency

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Blackburn Radio