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Major arts, cultural festivals, agricultural fairs programs

About the programs

Deadline for application

  • November 23, 2020

Major arts and cultural festivals program

Program objectives

  • To support major local arts and cultural festivals that attract audiences and that celebrate the artistic and creative expression of Ottawa’s artistic and cultural communities
  • To enhance the quality of life in Ottawa by providing opportunities for community participation, social interaction and cultural involvement
  • To build the capacity and increase the sustainability of the local arts and cultural festivals sectors

Major agricultural fairs program

Program objectives

  • To support major local agricultural fairs that attract audiences and that celebrate the distinct rural nature of their communities through their operations, community engagement and event activities.
  • To enhance the quality of life in Ottawa by providing opportunities for community participation, social interaction and cultural involvement
  • To build the capacity and increase the sustainability of the local fairs

Application form

Please contact Infoculture for more information.

Activity report on previous funding

If funding was previously received from the City of Ottawa, an activity report detailing how the funds were used must be submitted at the completion of the project, or attached to a subsequent application. Applicants who fail to provide an activity report on previous funding will not be eligible to apply for subsequent City of Ottawa funding.

Please contact Infoculture to request a report form.

Contact us

General inquiries

For general information, technical issues, or to request an application form, contact infoculture@ottawa.ca.

Program inquiries

For specific information on your submission, or to discuss eligibility, contact:

Adrija Kličius
Arts and Cultural festivals

Marlène Barré
Agricultural fairs

Direct deposit information

Please be advised that over the next year, the City of Ottawa’s Financial Services Unit will be moving to the use of an automated Direct Deposit system solely in providing all payments, including Cultural Funding allocations.

If you have not already registered your organization’s banking information, please complete the Direct Deposit Form [ PDF - 664 KB ] and send to Financial Services mailing address as indicated.

For all inquiries, please contact Financial Services Unit:
Peggy Li 613-580-2424, ext. 13910

Marcel Johnson 613-580-2424, ext. 14633