2016 / 2017 Niagara Investment in Culture Projects

We are pleased to present the funded projects for this year and welcome you to experience some of the wonderful events and activities happening in Niagara.

Learn more about the Niagara Investment in Culture Program.

Applicant Project Description Funding
Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts Bi-National North Star Freedom Festival Honouring Canada's Black history through the arts, the North Star Freedom Festival will expand throughout Niagara and become the first bi-national festival of its kind $15,000
Canada Sesquicentennial Committee Commemoration of 225th Anniversary of Ontario's First Parliament To commemorate the 225th anniversary of the first parliament of Ontario, we are planning to produce a reenactment to take to Niagara-on-the-Lake communities. $15,000
Carousel Players Celebrating 45 Years of Carousel Players Carousel celebrates its 45 year history with a retrospective photo exhibition, three new videos, community birthday party and special performance on May 1. Video launch on May 27, 2017. $2,500
City of Port Colborne Arts Week Arts Week is a series of arts and culture classes that will provide the residents of Port Colborne and surrounding communities the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge. $6,750
Essential Collective Theatre The Welland Canal Play A new original theatre production for all ages that animates the story of the Welland Canal and its significance to Niagara. $15,000
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Celebration of Nations Local students will look at and experience our surroundings in new ways by participating in a garden walk from two perspectives (artist and arborist), followed by responsive art-making. $22,500
Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Arts Alive To present a one day arts event combining ethno-cultural and contemporary Canadian art, in as many forms as possible, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship that each need the other to flourish. $8,500
Fort Erie Festivals Fort Erie Festivals Showcase cultural diversity and history of our community. $7,500
Gallery Players of Niagara Flutes en Route! A collaboration of The Gallery Players, Flutes en Route! and The Brain Farm to present an innovative, multi-media performance with a world music perspective. $10,000
Grimsby Public Art Gallery Special Skills Summer Art Program Summer workshops inspired by Grimsby Public Art Gallery exhibitions and taught by Niagara artists that will provide instruction in specific techniques and media to adults and teens. $7,750
Heartland Forest Discovering our Roots Creative Art Utilizing the expertise of new community partners, our goal is to engage children in nature art. This project will preserve memories, inspire participants and will offer the extraordinary pleasure of discovery. $7,500
Niagara Cricket Club Inc. South Asian Comedy and Music Show Niagara Cricket Club, a non profit sports and cultural organization conducts its popular "Niagara Cricket Festival" at Niagara Cricket Centre located in Thorold. In 2017, club board is adding a South Asian Comedy and Music Show with singers, musicians and comedy poetry. $11,500
Niagara Falls Art Gallery MADD Camp for Kids A collaborative partnership between the Niagara Falls Art Gallery and The Firehall Theatre to present a summer music, art, drama and dance camp for children. $6,250
Niagara Historical Society Society Administrator A fictitious film company. $9,000
Niagara Jazz Festival LIVE LEARN JAZZ: A Canadiana Suite A 5 part musical series celebrating Canadian and Niagara jazz performers with an educational component and outreach program set in Niagara wineries, breweries and schools. $15,000
Rodman Hall Art Centre Interpreting Trees: Exploration and Artistic Response Local students will look at and experience our surroundings in new ways by participating in a garden walk from two perspectives (artist and arborist), followed by responsive art-making. $8,750
Shaw Festival Two-way Theatre Initiative The Shaw will create new programs to engage audiences - the young and young at heart - to be active participants in the creative process. $20,000
Suitcase In Point In the Soil Arts Festival An explosion of creativity takes over the heart of downtown St. Catharines from April 28 - 30, 2017. $30,000
Town of Pelham Indie Music Festival A one-day event celebrating original art and live music performances by local artists. $6,500
The Norm Foster Theatre Festival Screwball Comedy To develop and produce the world premiere of Norm Foster's Screwball Comedy, the first period play to be undertaken by the Foster Festival. $20,000
Town of Lincoln This is OUR Lincoln - Canada 150 Harvest Homecoming Festival An all-inclusive three-day celebratory festival featuring the 'life and times' of the Town of Lincoln over the 150+ years and into the future. $20,000
Township of West Lincoln Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration The Township of West Lincoln will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with a full day of Canada-themed arts and cultural events. $18,000
Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area Supper Markets The market will be a gathering place for the community to enjoy 100 percent local cultural, food, wine and entertainment along the historical welland canal. $5,000
Yellow Door Theatre Project The Wind in the Willows We are requesting monetary assistance to commission the creation of a Canadian written adaptation of a musical theatre version of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. $12,000

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