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Cultural funding

Supports the creation, production, presentation, exhibition & dissemination of the literary, media, performing & visual arts.

Supports local heritage organizations & professionals preserving Ottawa’s distinct local history & heritage through education, research & documentation, & preservation/conservation.

Supports production & presentation of artistic activities that represent Ottawa’s equity-seeking communities.

Through its Cultural Funding & Awards Programs, the City of Ottawa annually supports the creation, production & presentation of arts, festival, fair & heritage activities undertaken by individuals & not-for-profit professional organizations, as well as, community & amateur groups.

The City of Ottawa invests in local culture through its Cultural Funding and Awards Programs. These programs provide support to local not-for-profit cultural organizations, professional artists and heritage workers.

Assists organizations to build organizational sustainability through projects that increase capacity in fundraising, governance, marketing & strategic planning.

The Cultural Funding Support Section is always looking for community members with expertise in arts, heritage and culture to sit on our juries. If you are interested in participating as an assessor or would like to refer someone, please complete the form below.