Town of Oakville Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Brief History:

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit cultural organizations. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville administers this process at-arms length, with the applications reviewed by the Cultural Grants Review Committee commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of the Oakville Arts Council.  Over the past 27 years, 64 different cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $2.3 million. In 2010, the OAC renewed our Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Oakville for the following purposes:

  1. To ensure that Oakville shall be a community where art is embraced and Oakville artists and art organizations are supported and recognized as vital and central to the creative life of the Town.
  2. To service the Oakville community through enabling the activity of artists, arts groups and businesses.
  3. To provide, through the OAC, a non-partisan, arms-length service that advocates, communicates, enables, and sustains the arts for the community of Oakville.
  4. To administer grants to the artists and arts groups of Oakville on behalf of the CTO, ensuring accountability and transparency.

2021 Allocations:

The 2021 cultural grant applications were reviewed by a peer advisory committee made up of representatives from the arts and business community.

2020 Cultural Grants Review Committee:

Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
Hughene Acheson
Angela DiCintio
Nicholas Pye
Teresa Suen-Campbell
Paul Wu
Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
Tonia DiRisio, Cultural Coordinator, Town of Oakville

Listing of 2021 Cultural Grants


2021 Allocation







Canadian Croatian Choral Society


Circle of Harmony


Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association


High Rendition Jazz $2,500
Intrada Brass $3,800
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre $6,500
Masterworks $7,000
Oakville Arts Society $6,000
Oakville Camera Club $7,000
Oakville Chamber Orchestra $8,000
Oakville Chinese Network Society $5,000

Oakville Choir for Children & Youth


Oakville Choral Society $6,000
Oakville Festival of Film & Arts $8,500
Oakville Improv $8,000
Oakville Oriental Arts Club $2,500
Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers $1,000
Oakville Suzuki $5,000
Oakville Symphony Orchestra $9,000
Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra $5,000
Oakville Vocal Arts Festival $5,500
Oakville Wind Orchestra $3,500
OTMH Arts Council $8,000
Suite Melody Care $3,500

Tempus Choral


The Oakville Players


The Wearable Art Show


World of Threads


Yuan Yin Group $5,000



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