Burlington ready to hand out $75K in grants to local arts and culture projects


Published January 4, 2022 at 2:47 pm

There’s about another month for local artists to apply for a share of $75,000 in grants from the City of Burlington

The money is being doled out by the 2022 Burlington Arts and Culture Fund (BACF), an annual grant program that provides $75,000 of total available funding to local artists, multicultural groups and arts and culture organizations to foster creativity and enrich how Burlington residents experience and engage with arts and culture.

To be eligible for BACF funding, applicants must be located in Burlington and either:

  • An incorporated, not-for-profit arts and culture organization or a charitable arts and culture organization;
  • An individual artist or arts and cultural collective (defined as three or more individuals) that exhibit high achievement in arts and culture programming;
  • A multicultural group that fulfills a significant role in the Burlington community through the arts and culture.

Grants will be evaluated in part by a peer assessment jury for artistic merit and by city staff for program merit and strategic initiative, citywide and community impact and economic impact.

“The Burlington Arts and Culture Fund grant program has successfully supported many amazing arts and cultural projects across the City since its inception in 2019,” said Angela Paparizo, manager, Arts and Culture.

“The wonderful thing about the projects that evolve through this process is the wide range of benefits to our community. We continue to see the program nurture the capacity of the arts and culture sector in Burlington, while fostering creativity, encouraging social cohesion and stimulating cultural and economic advancements.”

To learn more about this fund, the jury opportunity and the application process, join a virtual information session on Monday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Applications can be completed and submitted online.

For more information, contact Paparizo at 905-335-7600, ext. 7352, or email [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 4, and will fund projects from April 2022 to March 2023. Successful grant applicants will be announced at the beginning of April.