Announcing artsvest Regional in ON!
Business / Arts is thrilled to announce the launch of artsvest Regional in Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Read the press release here.
Through in-depth training, individualized mentorship, and peer-to-peer sessions, artsvest Regional aims to build capacity in the area of sponsorship for small and mid-sized arts, culture, and heritage organizations. Combined with matching fund incentives for new sponsorship dollars raised, the regional program equips organizations with tools to attract and retain corporate partners, enabling them to grow and thrive. artsvest Regional is complementary to the national artsvest program, which launched in February 2023.
The 2023-24 program will welcome 15 organizations, prioritizing small arts and culture organizations serving equity-seeking and/or rural communities. Specifically, the focus will be on organizations that are IBPOC-led or serving, operate in rural and remote communities, or are located in northern regions of Ontario. To be eligible, organizations must have an operating budget of under $1.5 million or fewer than five employees, and they must be located outside of the city of Toronto.
Interested organizations are invited to submit their applications until Sunday, June 11, 2023
About artsvest and artsvest Regional
In February 2023, artsvest began its first truly national iteration, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage. Reimagined as a free, virtual training and mentorship program available to organizations from anywhere across the country, artsvest is focused on building the capacity of small to mid-sized arts, culture, and heritage organizations, particularly those serving rural and equity-seeking communities. Registration for the national program is ongoing. Interested organizations can register here.
In addition to the national artsvest program, select regions with local funding partners are able to access matching fund incentives through artsvest Regional – a smaller, more focused program. artsvest Regional currently operates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the city of Toronto. Learn more and apply here.