16 not-for-profit organizations in Red Deer have been granted a total of $346,825 in multi-year funding from The City of Red Deer’s Community Culture Development Fund – Culture Development Category.
The Community Culture Development Fund has provided financial support to not-for-profit organizations delivering arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in our community since 2000. Grant funds are intended to assist organizations, build their capacity to provide a service, manage a cultural facility, act as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, develop new cultural programs and services, and/or produce a community-based special event or festival.
The Culture Development Category provides long term support (up to three years) to service providers to offset operational costs required to deliver culture programs and services within the community. A maximum of $30,000 is available per application, and eligible organizations may submit multiple applications.
$573,875 was requested of the $400,000 in available funds for this funding cycle and approximately 60 per cent of requests were approved. $20,000 was assigned to the next intake of the Community Culture Development Fund - Culture Opportunities Category in 2023. The remaining funds of $33,175 have been allocated to the next intake of the Culture Development Category.
“The City is proud to support the variety of events and educational opportunities provided to Red Deerians by these important community organizations,” said Bobby-Jo Stannard, Community Development Superintendent. “From arts, music and children’s theatre to heritage, improv and annual festivals, the vibrancy of Red Deer’s arts scene is evident from this list of not-for-profit groups.”
The following organizations were each awarded three years of funding for the 2023-2025 funding cycle.
|Project description/support for:|
|Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra||$10,000.00||Central Alberta Chamber Orchestra regular season concerts, educational and community outreach performances|
|African Caribbean Centre of Central Alberta||$5,000.00||Annual Red Deer Afro-Caribbean Festival|
|Against the Wall Theatre Society||$9,375.00||Improvisational theatre programming, education and performance|
|Association Canadienne Francophone de l'Alberta Regionale de Red Deer (French Canadian Association of Alberta, Red Deer Region)||$5,000.00||A bilingual Celebration of Winter event|
|Central Alberta Film Festival Association||$10,000.00||Growth and expanded engagement: annual Central Alberta Film Festival, educational workshops and film challenges|
|Friends of Sunnybrook Farm Society||$30,000.00||Sunnybrook Farm Museum programs: preservation, education, entertainment and access to historic site|
|Norwegian Laft Hus Society||$15,000.00||Expanding public cultural and educational programming|
|Prime Stock Theatre Co. Society||$30,000.00||Bard on Bower outdoor summer Shakespeare festival|
|Red Deer Arts Council||$30,000.00||Arts presentation programming|
|Red Deer Arts Council||$30,000.00||Arts outreach programming|
|Red Deer Arts Council||$15,000.00||Arts development programming|
|Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society||$30,000.00||Canada Day celebrations|
|Red Deer Family Services||$15,000.00||Central Alberta Children's Festival|
|Red Deer Festival of Performing Arts Society||$25,000.00||Annual Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts|
|Red Deer Pottery Club||$5,450.00||Year-round ceramic arts program opportunities for members and community outreach programs|
|Red Deer Summer CentreFest Society||$30,000.00||CentreFest Street Performer Festival|
|Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Association||$12,000.00||Symphony @ the Snell programming|
|Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Association||$20,000.00||RDSO Community Concerts: Accessible performances in the community|
|Tree House Youth Theatre Society||$20,000.00||Tree House Youth Theatre skill development programs and productions|
For more information, contact:
The City of Red Deer