Volume 9 - Issue 1

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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SUPPORTING ARTS & CULTURE

St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) 

SCCIP is designed to serve distinct segments of the creative sector and strengthen the overall cultural ecosystem in St. Catharines. 

2020 Deadlines and Funding Available
 
In 2020, a total of $400,000 is available for all six grant programs.
 
2020 Application Deadlines include:
 
March 27
Development Funding - Culture Days Activity Program (applications available early February)
 
May 29
Sustaining Funding - Core
Sustaining Funding - Midsized
Development Funding - Arts Development
Development Funding - Culture Builds Community
 
October 23
Sustaining Funding - Festivals
Development Funding - Arts Development
Development Funding - Culture Builds Community

IMPORTANT!  Before you apply: Please contact Ashley Judd-Rifkin, Culture Coordinator, at ajuddrifkin@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext 5229 to discuss your plans. 
 
For more information on these programs, as well as eligibility requirements, please visit:   www.stcatharines.ca/SCCIP

 
NEW ACQUISITION :


New Acquisition for the City of St. Catharines Civic Art Collection
 
The City of St. Catharines owns approximately 500 works of art and cultural property. Th e collection includes such items as: paintings, photographs, war memorials, plaques, monuments and much more! In order to continuously grow and improve the collection, t he Public Art Advisory Committee, at its discretion, may acquire a piece of art from the Annual Juried exhibit. Recently, "This Way" by Jon Shaw was selected.
 
Jon Shaw is a visual artist who was born and raised in St. Catharines, subsequently leaving to pursue his education and then relocating to Vancouver. He returned to St. Catharines in September 2018 and has since presented solo exhibitions at Mahtay Café and the Niagara Artists Centre. He has also facilitated community art engagements as part of the In the Soil and Culture Days Festivals. His current body of work documents the devolution of the former General Hospital on Queenston Street. The piece "This Way" was among the first of this series and is currently part of the juried exhibition "Transformations", presented at City Hall.
 
"This Way" memorializes the state of the hospital on March 17, 2019. The next day, that particular manifestation of internal and external components had disappeared forever. This piece, along with the rest of the series, continue to encapsulate the overall transformation of the historical icon.
 
For more information on the collection and this acquisition please visit: www.stcatharines.ca/civicartcollection 
 
Image: Shaw, Jon, "This Way", ink and acrylic on wood, 2019, City of St. Catharines Civic Art Collection.
UPCOMING ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS: 

RODMAN HALL ART CENTRE
109 St. Paul Crescent
Artist and Curator in Conversation
Thu, Jan 16, 7:00 pm
Curated by Carina Magazzeni


 
NIAGARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Masterworks 3 - Triumph of Destiny
Sun, Jan 19, 2:30 PM
Masterworks 4 - Simply Irresistible
Sun, Feb 2, 2:30 PM
Pops!3 - Music of the Knights
Sat, Feb 15, 7:30 PM and Sun, Feb 16, 2:30 PM
 


GALLERY PLAYERS OF NIAGARA
At Silver Spire United Church
From Home and Afar - A Journey of Enchantment
Sun, Feb 9, 2:00 pm
 

BRAVO NIAGARA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Kurt Elling
Fri, Feb 14, 8:00 PM

UPCOMING CAMPS FOR KIDS: 
RODMAN HALL ART CAMPS
PA Day Art Camp
Fri, Jan 17 or Fri, Feb 20, 9 am to 4 pm
5 to 10 yrs | $50 | Members $45
March Break Art Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20, 9 am to 4 pm 
6 to 8 yrs & 9 to 12 yrs | $215 | Members $195 
Questions: kmitchell3@brocku.ca



CAROUSEL PLAYERS DRAMA CAMPS
PA Day Drama Camp
Fri, Feb 20, 9 am to 4 pm
Grades 1-4 | $40
March Break Drama Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20, 9 am to 4 pm 
4 to 6 yrs & 7 to 10 yrs | $225

OPPORTUNITIES:
FUNDING: 
CELEBRATE ONTARIO
Celebrate Ontario supports programming improvements at new and existing festivals and events that attract tourists for longer stays, create great experiences for visitors and support communities across Ontario.
Deadline to Apply: Jan 21, 2020, 5 pm
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 
THE CREATIVE SPACES MENTORING NETWORK 
Delivered by ArtsBuild Ontario
Leaders in Ontario's arts community who are responsible for their spaces or capital-related issues will have the unique opportunity of one-to-one learning with an experienced professional. The program will include an in-person Kick-Off workshop, Wrap Up Webinar and several optional webinars on topics around creative spaces.
Contact Person: amy@artsbuildontario.ca
Deadline to Apply: Jan 30, 2020
Cost: $200 + HST

 
HIRING: 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Deadline to Apply: Jan 31, 2020

The Cultural Services office is a division of the City of St. Catharines' Community , Recreation and Culture Services department. Cultural Services focuses on public art, community development, planning and policy related to arts and culture in the City of St. Catharines.