Council approves new Arts and Culture Development Fund


submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of NG

A new Arts and Culture Development Fund has been created to support and strengthen the arts in the Municipality of North Grenville.

“We are thrilled to leverage some modest municipal funding for innovative, and high-calibre projects and programming that promote access to arts and culture in the community for residents of all ages,” highlighted Mayor Nancy Peckford.

An annual $10,000 has been allocated to the Arts and Culture Development Fund.

The purpose of this annual fund is to stimulate growth and leverage additional resources for the arts and culture sector. The funding is meant to support individual artists, groups of artists, and arts organizations in North Grenville.

“This fund is intended to support and help showcase the rich and diverse artistic and cultural contributions within the Municipality of North Grenville,” added Deputy Mayor John Barclay, Co-Chair of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.

“As the Co-chair of the North Grenville Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, I speak for the Committee when I say how excited we are to be an active part of cultural development in North Grenville, and to see the community response to this development fund,” emphasized Lisa Poushinky.

Application Process:

Interested and eligible applicants can download an application on the North Grenville website at or pick up a hard copy at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 CR44, Kemptville.

There is $20,000 in the 2023 fund (an accumulation of funding from 2022 and 2023), with amounts awarded to individuals and groups between $250 and $3,000.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, July 24 at 5:00pm.

Eligible projects must take place in North Grenville and must align with the Arts and Culture Development Fund’s objectives.

Successful applicants will be notified in early September.

“We look forward to celebrating and further promoting and strengthening arts and culture in our community,” added Councillor Debbie Wilson, member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.

For more information about the Arts and Culture Development Fund, visit


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