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Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit arts organizations. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville administers this process at-arms length, with the applications reviewed by the Cultural Grants Review Committee commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of the Oakville Arts Council.  Over the past 33 years, 78 cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $3.2 million. 

Information for applicants:

2024 PowerPoint Presentation

how to apply for funding

The funding cycle for 2024 grants is now closed. If you are interested in applying for funding for 2025, please sign up as a subscriber or organizational member to ensure that you receive information about the process.

Returning Grantees:

Organizations that received funding in 2024 must complete a Final Report (due September 2024) prior to applying for 2025 funding. Once your final report is approved, you will be invited to apply for 2025 funding. You will receive confirmation via email and the application will be available to you in the AMS/OAC grant portal. Please ensure the information in the grant portal is up-to-date. The application deadline for 2025 funding will be in late fall of 2024.

New Applicants:

If this is your first time applying for funding from this program, or if you have not applied in the previous year(s), please contact Bernadette Ward via email at bward@oakville.ca or by phone at (905) 815-5977 to discuss the eligibility criteria before completing an application.

    2024 Grant Recipients

     Organization  2024 Allocation
     Arthouse Oakville
    $9,000
     Bandology$8,000
     Burl Oak Theatre Group $6,500
     Canadian Croatian Choral Society $4,800
     Circle of Harmony $6,000
     High Rendition Jazz $4,000
     Intrada Brass $5,000
     Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre $9,000
     Masterworks of Oakville $7,000
     Oakville Art Society $5,600
     Oakville Camera Club $6,500
     Oakville Chamber Orchestra $9,000
     Oakville Chinese Network $6,500
     Oakville Choral Society $7,000
     Oakville Festivals of Film & Art $8,500
     Oakville Improv $8,900
     Oakville Oriental Arts Club $3,000
     Oakville Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild $1,600
     Oakville Suzuki $5,000
     Oakville Symphony $9,000
     Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra $5,000
     Oakville Vocal Arts Festival $4,500
     Oakville Wind Orchestra $7,500
     Rainbow Roof Gallery $4,000
     Tempus Choral Society $7,000
     The Oakville Children's Choir $6,500
     The Oakville Players $4,500
     The Wearable Art Show $4,500
     World of Threads Festival $10,000
     Yuan Yin Group $4,000
     Jury Honorariums

     $2,100


    Phone: (905) 815-5977  |  Email: bernadette@oakvillearts.com  Address: 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON, L6L 2G6

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