City of St. Catharines Cultural Investment Newsletter!
The St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) is designed to serve distinct segments of the creative sector and strengthen the overall cultural ecosystem in St. Catharines. 
In this issue you'll find:
SCCIP Application Materials Now Available
DEADLINE: Friday October 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Application materials are now available on the City's website for the following programs:
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on deadline day.
No late applications will be accepted.

Before you apply: Please contact Ashley Judd-Rifkin, Culture Coordinator, at or 905-688-5601 ext 5229 to discuss your plans.  

For more information on these programs, as well as eligibility requirements, please visit:
Council SCCIP Recommendations Approved by Council
On Monday June 24, St. Catharines City Council approved $13,987 in SCCIP funding recommendations for applications received at the March 22 deadline. Successful applicants have been approved through the Culture Days Activity Program. For more information about Culture Days activities, taking place September 27-29, please visit the City's Culture Days page

On Monday August 12, St. Catharines City Council approved  $258,000 in SCCIP funding recommendations for applications received at the May 31 deadline. Successful applicants have been approved as follows:

Sustaining - Core Program
(2019/2020 Season)
Carousel Players $42,000
Chorus Niagara $16,000
Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) $42,500
Niagara Symphony Orchestra $53,000
Suitcase In Point Theatre $25,000

Sustaining - Festival Program
In the Soil Festival 2020
(Suitcase in Point Theatre)
Sustaining - Midsized Program
(2019/2020 Season)
Essential Collective Theatre $25,000
The Gallery Players of Niagara $11,000
Twitches and Itches Theatre $10,500
Willow Arts Community $6,000
Arts Development Program
Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts $3,000
Cicada Music & Arts $3,000
Lark & Whimsy Theatre $2,500
Songbook Players $1,000

Culture Builds Community
Niagara Regional Native Centre $7,500

Click here to read the report  (Agenda Item #2.3, pg.39-51)

Through these and the Culture Days Activity Program investments, a total of $271,987 has been committed (to date) this year to: increase cultural vibrancy; provide meaningful artistic and cultural experiences for residents of St. Catharines; and build the economy.

For more information, contact Cultural Services Staff .
"A vibrant arts and culture scene is important to a livable city. St. Catharines' creative sector is a foundation for community transformation and sustainability: artists and not-for-profit arts organizations are at the heart of this sector."
Vision Statement, St. Catharines Cultural Investment Policy 2016
Please forward this newsletter to anyone who may benefit from cultural funding, or who might be interested in learning more. 
The Cultural Services office is a division of the City of St. Catharines' Parks, 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.