2018 / 2019 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
Carousel Players CRANKED Youth Tour A powerful touring theatre production using hip-hop and spoken word about addiction and the fentanyl and opiod crises, especially for Niagara area youth. $20,000
Essential Collective Theatre The Team

A new award-winning Ontario play written to be relevant and accessible for young adult audiences who are underserved and vital to Niagara's cultural future.

$10,000
First Ontario Performing Arts Celebration of Nations Celebration of Nations is an annual gathering of Indigenous arts, culture and tradition in downtown St. Catharines from September 6-8, 2019 featuring a new Empathetic Traditions Teaching Series, expanded backyard programming and additional interactive workshop offerings. $15,000
Fort Erie Festivals Fort Erie Festival Music Component Fort Erie Festivals plans to add a new component consisting of a full day of music highlighting local, regional and musical and cultural performers. $8,275
Gallery Players of Niagara The Borodin Reaction: The Chemistry of Music An animated concert scripted by Anthony Magro, featuring the music of Alexander Borodin and his friends. Includes three actors, a pianist and string quartet. $11,000
Music Niagara Biennial Choral Festival Two new consecutive weekends of different high-quality professional choirs for audiences in the Niagara region. $27,000
Nelles Manor Heritage House Battle of the Forty Re-enactment Re-enactment of June 8, 1813 when a battle took place that could have changed the War of 1812 in Niagara. $5,000
Niagara Falls Art Gallery Kid's Arts Day An outdoor celebration day providing family activities including children's performers, music performances, hands on art activities for children and vendors at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery. $5,000
Niagara Folk Arts Festival Youth Arts Presentation Project Creation of diverse venues for youth or emerging artists to present various forms of art, with some mentoring support, within the annual Niagara Folk Arts Festival. $11,000
Niagara Historical Society St. Andrew's: 225 Years of Community History Theatrical presentations centred on the secular role played in early settler history by St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on its 225th anniversary, with stories of Scottish settlers, the first Black community school, the role of historical women and more. $7,875
Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Looking Back - Forging Forward A series of educational pop-up art-making opportunities and engaging cultural experiences for all ages in a variety of historical locations. Inspired by Niagara's history and delivered through contemporary perspectives by local artists. $8,500
Norm Foster Theatre Festival Aunt Agnes for Christmas - A Foster Festival Holiday Show To develop and produce a family-oriented holiday show entitled Aunt Agnes for Christmas by Norm Foster in December 2019 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. $25,000
Shaw Festival Theatre Holiday Inn The Shaw's first ever holiday production in its largest venue, the Festival Theatre, will build on the attraction of Niagara-on-the-Lake as a destination for the holidays. $20,000
Suitcase in Point In the Soil Arts Festival 2019 - Four New Projects Four new projects added to the Festival's site-specific outdoor performances and installations: SOUNDchitecture, Video Installation Series, Diverse Program Series and Niagara-Themed Main-stage Design $26,500
TD Niagara Jazz Festival Niagara's Summer Mardi Gras Niagara's Summer Mardi Gras is a celebration of music, art and culture for all ages in beautiful Niagara: 'New Orleans of the North'. $25,000
Town of Lincoln A Tale of a Town: Lincoln A Tale of a Town gathers stories in small towns and big cities alike through scheduled and impromptu interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders and neighbourhood residents inspiring performance installations that take place in site-specific downtown locations created in collaboration with local artists. $15,000
Town of Pelham Niagara Improv Festival The "Niagara IMPROV Festival" will be hosted on November 16, 2019, welcoming groups from across the Niagara region and local schools to participate in a fun morning of improv. $3,500
Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre Welland Multicultural Festival An event that brings our community together at Welland Market Square and gives the opportunity to all to celebrate and experience local cultural entertainment and food with no entry fee. $1,350

 

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