At its Council meeting on Wednesday June 3 2020, Council
approved motions to:
- expedite funding to 2019 Sustaining - Core, Midsized and Festival grant recipients;
- maintain SCCIP at the budgeted 2020 level of $400,000; and,
- direct a portion of the $400,000 budget be used to create a temporary COVID fund for music, arts and cultural activities that support downtown revitalization and enhance public life during the recovery.
What does this mean for potential SCCIP applicants?
SCCIP programs and timelines will be different this year.
For 2020, SCCIP funding programs will generally proceed as follows:
Culture Days Activity Program (CDAP) -
The deadline for CDAP applications was March 27 2020. Applications will be evaluated by the review committee and funding decisions announced in the summer.
Sustaining - Core, Midsized and Festival Expedited Funding Program - The deadline for this program will be June 22, 2020. The application review process will be expedited.
St. Catharines Arts & Culture Community Revitalization Program - Deadlines will be published in the coming weeks and program materials will be released soon after.
The Cultural Services Office will continue to keep the arts community informed of changes and timelines as programs become solidified - both via this newsletter and through the SCCIP webpage.
More information about SCCIP: