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Not-for-profit organizations receive funding support from The City of Red Deer’s Community Culture Development Fund

December 20, 2023 11:06 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Five not-for-profit organizations in Red Deer have been granted a total of $96,450 in multi-year funding from The City of Red Deer’s Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) – Culture Development Category.

The CCDF 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 to service providers to offset operational costs required to deliver culture programs and services within the community. The category operates on a three-year cycle. This year, over $380,000 was requested via 12 applications.

“New books for school children, theatre collaborations, choir programs, Indigenous connections, and an update to the Museum + Art Gallery are some of the initiatives our community can benefit from as a result of this program,” said Bobby-Jo Stannard, Community Development Superintendent. “The City of Red Deer is proud to support these organizations in reaching their goals and improving quality of life for Red Deerians.”

The following organizations were each awarded up to two-years of funding, for the remainder of the 2023-2025 funding period:


Amount approved

Amount approved

Project description

Central Alberta
Historical Society


(one-year project)

Produce draft, illustrated versions of four Kerry Wood books for elementary school readers

Red Deer Arts Council



Red Deer Theatre collaboration cooperative marketing and development program 

Red Deer Museum +
Art Gallery (MAG)


(one-year project)

Re-imagining the MAG Phase 4: Launch of new identity and direction

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Association (RDSO)



Choir Kids - expand Red Deer school choirs' access to workshops and performances with RDSO

Sustainable Red Deer Society
(o/a ReThink Red Deer)



Performer, elder, and knowledge keeper honoraria, re: Community Harvest Supper and related events

The next intake of CCDF applications will occur in 2025, for the 2026-2028 funding cycle.

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