artsvest Regional returns to Ontario!

04 April, 2024 - 25 April, 2024
00:00 - Late

artsvest Regional returns to Ontario, offering matching funds for new sponsorships!

Apply by April 25, 2024

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.

“We are incredibly appreciative to have been involved in the program. The information, mentorship, and matching funds secured will help us for years to come. We are proud that this year we will have names on our sponsorship page that I never thought I would see. We leveraged the training and the information and resources provided to us by our mentor to secure new sponsors, which in turn also supported our tourism sector and our community. It’s a win-win!”

–Tweed & Company Theatre

The 2024 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. Returning participation is permitted, with priority given to new organizations.

Please note that organizations must first enrol in artsvest National. While both programs run concurrently, the Regional program offers more focused training and matching funds as an additional component.


Interested organizations are invited to submit their applications until April 25, 2024. 


About artsvest and artsvest Regional

artsvest is Business / Arts’ signature mentorship and training program, offered in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage. It’s open to organizations nationwide, with ongoing registration. 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 here.