Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

From: Canadian Heritage

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.

In Budget 2017 the Government of Canada announced an additional $300 million over a ten year period, starting in 2018-2019, to further support creative hubs and other cultural spaces. This additional investment is a part of the social infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Plan.

The Creative Canada Policy Framework outlined a commitment to include and support the work of a broader range of creative disciplines as part of the CCSF investment in creative hubs.

Creative hubs provide Canadian creative talent with access to shared space, equipment and other resources to develop the skills needed to thrive in, and contribute to, the creative economy. These spaces bring together professionals from a range of arts or heritage sectors and creative disciplines where they can build their entrepreneurial skills, create, collaborate and innovate, and help generate new markets for Canadian creativity in all its form.

The CCSF will continue to invest in traditional arts and heritage facilities, such as museums, theatres and performing arts centres.

The CCSF annual grants and contributions budget is $54 million for the period 2018-2028.

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund is supporting cultural infrastructure projects across the country. Find out where they are in your region through the Investing in Canada Plan Project Map.

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, your organization must be:

  • A not-for-profit arts and/or heritage organization operating in a professional manner, incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, or under the equivalent provincial or territorial legislation.
  • A not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, or under the equivalent provincial or territorial legislation, that is proposing the development and management of a creative hub.
  • A provincial/territorial government, a municipal administration, one of their agencies or an equivalent Indigenous peoples’ institution or organization that has historically demonstrated its support to professional artistic or heritage activities including Indigenous cultural practice in their community

Federal organizations and federal Crown corporations are not eligible for funding.

Application deadline

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund receives applications on an ongoing basis.

How to apply

Interested applicants should contact a CCSF program officer at their nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage prior to submitting an application.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M5
Email
PCH.info-info.PCH@canada.ca
Telephone
819-997-0055
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
TTY
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Regional offices of the Department of Canadian Heritage

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