2015 / 2016 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.

Organization / Municipality Project Description Funding
Carousel Players Carousel Players Develops New Play with Youth Inspired by Rodman Hall Art Centre Niagara youth will create a new interactive theatre piece at Rodman Hall working with professional artists from Carousel Players and Outside the March theatre company. $14,500
City of Port Colborne ArtsWeek 2016 ArtsWeek is a series of arts and culture classes that will provide the residents of Port Colborne and surrounding communities the experience and opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge about different forms of art, music, and culture. $9,266
City of Welland Welland Art Crawl A night of live music, food, artisans, interactive visual art, film, theatre and family fun - a night to remember with something for everyone! $9,000
Essential Collective Theatre The Fighting Days A theatre performance that portrays the struggle on the Canadian home front during World War One and the parallel fight for voting rights for women. $18,439
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Hear and Now Local Music Series A Niagara focused music series to raise the profile and capacity of local emerging and established professional musicians. $16,500
Fort Erie Festivals Fort Erie's Cultural Diversity Showcasing the very different cultures that make up our community. $5,000
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Sharing Our Traditional Gifts Aboriginal Elders and community members will share their knowledge of traditional crafts and customs in this learning program with opportunities for hands on activities. $7,500
Gallery Players of Niagara Interactive Elements An interactive multimedia live performance that incorporates three musicians, a dancer, technology and projected visuals. It will include live streaming to the internet. $10,000
Niagara Artists Centre Big Dreams - Big Screens This project provides Niagara artists with skills and professional fees to develop media art works for large format 3D projection and tiled wall displays. $22,500
Niagara Falls Art Gallery Senior Teaching Art to Seniors Artists throughout the Niagara region will go into senior citizens' residences and provide art lessons in painting, drawing and sculpture. $5,000
Niagara Falls Museums FACES: Portraits from our City A collaborative endeavour to produce an exhibition focused on portraits. Along with the exhibition, interactive community based educational programming will occur. $7,000
Niagara Falls Music Theatre Society (Firehall Theatre) She Loves Me An award-winning Broadway musical presented live on stage. $5,000
Niagara Folk-Arts The Robby Presents... To present culturally inspired music and performances throughout the year while at the same time fostering artistic explorations and presentation space within a heritage building. $10,000
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival The Home Grown Country Music Festival Extending the New Vintage Festival to include a full day of local musical talent in front of a large audience of tourists and Niagara residents. $12,000
Niagara Historical Society and Museum Five and Dime Film Series For six consecutive Mondays the museum will present a film accompanied by contextual information and live music to complement programming by local arts groups. $5,130
Niagara Jazz Festival Jazz in the Park A free one day event featuring three stages (Fiesta, Youth and Acoustic) in Simcoe Park with artisans, food, wine and a kid's zone. $15,000
Niagara Symphony Association String Ensemble of Niagara Symphony Association Principal Musicians Tours Niagara Schools The tour will connect professional musicians with elementary students throughout Niagara, facilitating curriculum expectations, extending the orchestra's cultural outreach and enriching young lives. $15,000
Ontario Power Generation Light Up Niagara The Winter Festival of Lights has partnered with Fallsview Business Improvement Area and local artists to come up with new illuminations for the Festival of Lights. $9,000
Ridgeway Reads Literary Society Battle of Ridgeway Diorama and Historical Tableau Students from both South Niagara Secondary Schools will build a diorama of the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866, and drama students will portray roles of 5 key figures. $1,600
Rodman Hall Art Centre Site Lines - Animating Niagara's History from Contemporary Perspectives - Digital Projects by Elizabeth Chitty and Maggie Groat Niagara-based artists create online digital content that animates the history of Rodman Hall and its location from a contemporary perspective. $10,000
Shaw Festival Alice in Wonderland The Shaw will produce the beloved classic "Alice in Wonderland" in a new Niagara-grown adaptation using a mixture of Victorian magic and brilliant contemporary technology. $20,000
Suitcase in Point Theatre Company In the Soil Arts Festival A three day multidisciplinary showcase of the unique artistic talents of Niagara artists in downtown St. Catharines. $24,000
Town of Pelham Shopping, Dinner and Music Providing an opportunity for Niagara folk and acoustic acts to perform music Thursday nights at the Pelham Markets from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. $5,000
Town of West Lincoln Harvest Routes 2016 Build upon the proven successful Harvest Routes event as a Township wide "Celebration of Arts and Culture" by continued growth and partnerships in the community. $14,000
Twitches and Itches The Bacchae Film-noir adaptation of the Greek tragedy that investigates contemporary conflicts between the extremes of neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism and questions of gender and sexuality. $10,000
Willowbank School of Restoration Arts Rock the Harvest: A Stone Music Festival Celebrating the fall harvest through music, local food and traditional craftsmanship. $7,000

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