Eligibility for Municipalities

All Ontario municipalities are eligible to apply for artsVest, with particular attention paid to those who have developed or are in the process of developing their cultural plan.

Applications are juried based on the presence and strength of cultural planning processes; the number, capacity and size of local non-profit cultural organizations; the strength of support from local municipal leadership and the strength of support from Chamber of Commerce/BIA and business community.

Each year, five municipalities across Ontario are selected.  The matching funds range from $25,000 for small municipalities (pop. of 60,000 or less) to $50,000 for mid-sized communities (pop. of 60,000 to 200,000) and $75,000 for large municipalities (pop. of 200,000 or more).

If you are a municipality in Ontario and would like more information on applying to the program, contact us.