St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program applications rolling out for 2024 cycle

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St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) applications are open for the 2024 funding cycle. With important deadlines approaching, cultural organizations, arts initiatives, and festival producers are encouraged to apply for funding to support their creative endeavours.

SCCIP offers six program streams tailored to specific priorities, eligibility criteria, and evaluation standards.

Important deadlines for 2024 applications:

  • April 11: Sustaining Core and Midsized Programs;
  • May 2: Post-Aug. 2024 Arts Development, Culture Builds Community, and Culture Days Activity Programs;
  • Sept. 19: Post-Jan. 2025 Arts Development, Culture Builds Community, and Sustaining Festival Programs.

“The St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program is designed to support the creative sector and strengthen the overall cultural ecosystem in our city. Through our diverse program streams, we aim to invest in arts and cultural activities that enhance public life and contribute to the vibrancy of St. Catharines.”

Ashley Judd-Rifkin, culture coordinator for the City

Application materials for each program stream will be staggered and released between February and July 2024.

Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria. To ensure eligibility and find the most suitable program for their projects, applicants must contact staff for guidance before applying.

Eligibility criteria include being active in St. Catharines, providing programming or services open to the public and publicized city-wide, and – excluding the Culture Days Activity Program – having a diversified revenue base.

All applications will be reviewed by members of the St. Catharines’ Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, who will then make recommendations for investment to City Council.

To find more information and SCIPP applications visit

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