2017 / 2018 Niagara Investment in Culture Projects

Learn about the Niagara Investment in Culture Program.

Applicant Project Description Funding
Bravo Niagara! Inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival The inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival brings leading Canadian and international jazz artists to Niagara, showcasing the rich history and future of jazz music. $20,000
Carousel Players Community Tour of Peter Pan Carousel Players will produce and tour the Dora-award-winning adaptation of Peter Pan to 23 community venues and high schools across Niagara in October 2018. $18,264
Central Station Education Initiative Central Station Celebration Central Station Education Initiative, through a community open house, will feature the heritage of the 1920 Central Fire Station in downtown Welland along with Welland's firefighting history. $5,000
City of Welland Canoe Polo World Championships 2019 Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo World Championships at Welland's Merritt Park Amphitheatre in conjunction with a free public concert. $5,000
Township of West Lincoln Movie in the Park Movie in the Park is going to bring arts and culture to all demographics in the West Lincoln community with a cinematic experience under the stars with family and friends. $4,000
Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Community Mural Project The Community Mural Project is the creation of a tile mosaic mural, painted by the general public and artists, with a public mounting / display. $7,250
Fort Erie Festivals Fort Erie Multi-Cultural Day Fort Erie Festivals is building on the success of last year's multicultural celebrations by adding a "Fort Erie Proud" showcase. In addition to our newcomers, we will be collaborating with the Italo Club, local artists, food vendors, musicians and historians to highlight the rich history and culture that our town has to offer. $5,500
Grimsby Public Art Gallery The Ripple Effect: The First Circle A project to increase awareness of and access to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery collection by using selected works of art as creative catalysts for community art making. $7,000
Heartland Forest Nature Experience Intergenerational Puppetry Heartland Forest's natural setting is a beautiful place to explore and embrace the visual arts. With our all ages - all abilities passion we will create puppets and perform shows. $4,000
Music Niagara Inaugural Young Musicians of Niagara Competition This classical music competition is open to 11-14 and 15-18 year olds in Niagara with outstanding skills with strings, piano and voice. $9,000
Nelles Manor Heritage House Battle of the Forty Celebration To provide a celebration of the Battle of the Forty in Grimsby and its strategic role in the outcome of the War of 1812. $1,647
Niagara Artists Centre The Studio Steps Project This project shares the skills of process-based art-making through workshops for marginalized Niagara citizens. $9,750
Niagara Arts Showcase Carmel Fine Arts and Music Festival Engaging residents in a 3-day indoor / outdoor festival including fine art, musicians, artisans, free interactive activities and educational workshops. Free admission for children and seniors. $19,000
Niagara Cricket Club Inc. South Asian "QAWALI" Cultural 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 2018, club board is adding a new and innovative South Asian QAWALI Concert involving Qawals and Musicians. $5,000
Niagara Falls Museum Niagara Falls Night of Art Expand and improve on the existing Niagara Falls Night of Art. A night filled with art and hands on art experiences for all ages. $5,500
Niagara Historical Society NOTL Pop-Up Exhibits A series of pop-up exhibits that take our collection and resources outside the Museum and into the community, highlighting the history of the community in which we "pop-up". $5,475
Niagara Regional Native Centre Niagara Indigenous Festival The Niagara Regional Native Centre will initiate a new relationship with Gathering of Nations creating a local Indigenous festival, connected to Celebration of Nations. $6,000
Niagara Symphony Association The Niagara Symphony Orchestra's Inaugural Composer-In-Residence Program with Kevin Lau Composition Residency will augment the Niagara Symphony Association's in-school education programming, nurture a creative connection between community and players and result in a work specifically developed for a unique ensemble of the Orchestra. $10,000
Rodman Hall Centre / Brock University Rodman Hall Community Arts Program Through the Community Arts Program, Rodman Hall strives to engage Niagara residents in responsive and enriching art-making opportunities delivered outside of the gallery walls. $5,000
Suitcase in Point In the Soil Arts Festival In the Soil Arts Festival is an explosion of creativity in downtown St. Catharines. Celebrating 10 years, In the Soil Arts Festival is Niagara's premiere multi-arts festival. $26,439
TD Niagara Jazz Festival World Music on the Beach Presented by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, World Music on the Beach is a celebration of music and culture in picturesque Port Dalhousie. $17,925
The Foster Festival Enrichment and Education - Deepening the Foster Festival Experience A rehearsal week to each of the two World Premieres and to create the Foster Festival Fore and Aft Lounge for audience education / enrichment events. $8,500
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Voices of Freedom Park The Town is requesting funding in order to host an unveiling ceremony for the Voices of Freedom Park. The park will honour local Black history. $6,000
Town of Pelham Pelham Street Performer Program The Town of Pelham Street Performers Program aims to create a more culturally diverse, dynamic and positive atmosphere in the downtowns for Fonthill, Ridgeville and Fenwick. With a partnership through the Pelham Business Association the Program will allow all different ranges of performances to animate the streets of Pelham. $3,750
Twitches & Itches Theatre September Songs September Songs is an original devised piece of physical theatre, rooted in extensive collective research and exploring the meaning of education and maturity in the 21st century. $11,000
Welland Public Library Shake the Shelves Tour: Battle of the Bands The proposed project is a three-part Battle of the Bands competition showcasing the talent of Niagara youth aged 12-25 as well as performances by established local musicians. $5,000
Yellow Door Theatre Project The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Yellow Door will commission an exciting musical adaptation of the classic adventure Robin Hood which will be written and performed by Niagara professionals and children from Niagara. $14,000


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