Funding: Creative Economy and Liveable Communities
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture is launching the 2011-12 application period for three funding programs that foster a prosperous creative economy and build vibrant liveable communities.
Applications and complete program details will be available on the ministry's website on Friday, May 6, 2011 for the following programs: The Cultural Strategic Investment Fund helps not-for-profit organizations working in the culture, heritage and public library sectors to undertake projects that stimulate job growth, support new, dynamic content and encourage cultural tourism. The Museums and Technology Fund provides arts and heritage organizations that house collections, such as community organizations, art galleries and archives with support to invest in digital technology that makes Ontario's history in their collections more accessible to the public. The Creative Communities Prosperity Fund supports municipalities and Aboriginal communities in undertaking cultural planning initiatives. The fund also supports not-for-profit organizations in carrying out specific projects that increase capacity for cultural planning in Ontario communities.
The application deadline is Monday, June 6, 2011. I encourage you to explore the opportunities available through these programs to develop new and exciting projects. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the culture program advisor for each program. Contact information is available on the program web pages provided above. Supporting economic and creative growth in communities across our province is part of the Province's Open Ontario plan to help the economy in Turning The Corner and create more jobs for Ontarians.