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New culture grant program available for Canada 150 themed projects

April 20, 2017 11:31 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

City Council has approved $25,000 in funding for Canada 150 themed projects, celebrations and initiatives.

The one-time fund is for Canada 150 activities and initiatives to be held in Red Deer no later than December 31, 2017, that celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in a way that will foster a sense of belonging, support, meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.

“Our community’s unique culture is conveyed through artistic expression, creative citizens, public art, natural and built heritage features, cultural heritage, festivals, special events, and more,” said Tara O’Donnell, Culture Superintendent. “The City of Red Deer provides grant programs designed to support these initiatives and build the kind of vibrant community that Red Deerians have expressed is important to them.”

A maximum of $5,000 per submission is available and applications must meet at least one of the following Canada 150 outcomes:

  • Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation;
  • Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that have shaped our community; or
  • Build a vibrant and healthy community with the broadest possible engagement of all Red Deerians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

The intake period for the Community Culture Opportunities Canada 150 Fund grant program will run from April 20, 2017 to December 31, 2017, or until funds have been fully expended.

View the Q&A Backgrounder here and access the Fund Application Guide including Application Form here.

For more information visit http://www.reddeer.ca/recreation-and-culture/arts-and-culture/culture-in-the-community/community-culture-grants/.

For more information, please contact:

Tara O’Donnell
Culture Superintendent
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer


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