ArtsBuild has been working hard to better understand how Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) money can be utilized and accessed by our small to mid-sized organizations – and we have good news to share!
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund has a specific amount allocated to Ontario projects for 2016/17. We are encouraging you to inquire about your project (big or small) to understand the funding process. The eligibility requirements have not changed but the CCSF budget has been significantly increased – so now is the time to apply! You can click here to see if your project and organization are eligible.
On April 14, the Department of Canadian Heritage announced that it now has the delegated authority to approve funding under $75,000, without Ministerial approval. This means a shorter turnaround time for asks of $75,000 or less in an application.
Feasibility studies are now funded! For those organizations interested in pursuing a feasibility study for your capital project, Canada Cultural Spaces is now funding 50% of the eligible costs of a feasibility study.
CANADA CULTURAL SPACES FUND WEBINAR
To better understand these changes to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, ArtsBuild Ontario hosted a webinar with Valerie Hopper, Manager of the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Ontario Region and arts organizations registered on Bricks&Mortar. Topics covered included the changes to the CCSF, eligibility, the applications process and more.