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.

2019 Allocations:

The 2019 cultural grant applications were reviewed by a peer advisory committee made up of representatives from the arts and business community.

2019 Cultural Grants Review Committee:

Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
Indira Roy Chouhdury
Angela DiCintio
Nicholas Pye
Paul Wu
Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
Tonia DiRisio, Cultural Coordinator, Town of Oakville

Listing of 2019 Cultural Grants

Organization

2019 Allocation

ArtHouse

$8,000

Bandology

$2,000

BOTG

$6,000

Canadian Tapestry & Texture Centre

$2,000

Carousel of Nations

$4,500

Circle of Harmony

$7,000

Halton Jazz Singers

$1,500

Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association

$2,500

High Rendition Jazz

$6,900

Intrada Brass

$3,800

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre

$4,700

Masterworks

$6,000

Oakville Arts Society

$6,000

Oakville Camera Club

$8,000

Oakville Chamber Orchestra

$7,000

Oakville Childrens Choir

$5,500

Oakville Chinese Network Society

$6,000

Oakville Choral Society

$4,500

Oakville Festival of Film & Arts

$6,000

Oakville Improv

$7,500

Oakville Oriental Arts Club

$2,500

Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers

$2,400

Oakville Suzuki

$5,000

Oakville Symphony Orchestra

$7,000

Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra

$4,250

Oakville Vocal Arts Festival

$5,000

Oakville Wind Orchestra

$5,700

OTMH Arts Council

$7,000

Tempus Choral

$5,000

The Oakville Players

$6,000

The Wearable Art Show

$2,500

Tottering Biped

$3,000

World of Threads

$8,250

TOTAL

$169,000



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