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Diversity in the Arts Fund

Cultural Funding Support Section values

The Cultural Funding Support Section (CFSS) assists independent, local, not-for-profit organizations, as well as professional artists and heritage professionals in the presentation of arts and heritage events and activities that reflect a broad representation of communities within Ottawa.

The City of Ottawa supports cultural activity that is inclusive of Ottawa’s diverse community, including people from a diversity of ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations.

The City of Ottawa encourages submissions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, racialized people, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ communities

The City of Ottawa is built on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory. The Cultural Funding Support Section honours the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation as host nation.

The Cultural Funding Support Section is committed to supporting cultural activities that respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages as having the same rights, status and privileges, and therefore accepts applications in both English and French.

About the Diversity in the Arts Fund

Project Funding for equity seeking communities

This program is available to not-for-profit organizations and professional artist collectives from designated communities who have historically faced barriers to accessing funding support. Designed to support the production and presentation of artistic activities and events that are tied to distinct cultural communities, the initiative is available to the following equity seeking communities:

Projects proposed must have a cultural arts focus and be produced in partnership with a professional artist(s) or community elder/culture keeper.

Program objectives

Application deadline

The 2019 deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4pm

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