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:
ApprovalsSCCIP 2020 Program Update
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: 
For Sustaining Programs, click here.
For Development Programs, click here.

For general info, please visit:  
DeadlineUpcoming SCCIP Deadline
DEADLINE: Monday June 22, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Application materials are  now available for the Sustaining - Core, Midsized and Festival Programs.  In order for staff to expedite funding to organizations, there is one streamlined application form for all three programs. Please note that only organizations that received Sustaining Program funding in 2019 may apply to this program.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on deadline day. 

If you have any questions, or if you wish to obtain an Expedited Funding Program application form:  please contact Ashley Judd-Rifkin, Culture Coordinator, at or 905-359-7348.
"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.