Town of Oakville Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Brief History:

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit cultural 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 27 years, 64 different cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $2.3 million. In 2010, the OAC renewed our Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Oakville for the following purposes:

  1. To ensure that Oakville shall be a community where art is embraced and Oakville artists and art organizations are supported and recognized as vital and central to the creative life of the Town.
  2. To service the Oakville community through enabling the activity of artists, arts groups and businesses.
  3. To provide, through the OAC, a non-partisan, arms-length service that advocates, communicates, enables, and sustains the arts for the community of Oakville.
  4. To administer grants to the artists and arts groups of Oakville on behalf of the CTO, ensuring accountability and transparency.

2019 Allocations:

The 2019 cultural grant applications were reviewed by a peer advisory committee made up of representatives from the arts and business community.

2019 Cultural Grants Review Committee:

Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
Indira Roy Chouhdury
Angela DiCintio
Nicholas Pye
Paul Wu
Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
Tonia DiRisio, Cultural Coordinator, Town of Oakville

Listing of 2019 Cultural Grants


2019 Allocation







Canadian Tapestry & Texture Centre


Carousel of Nations


Circle of Harmony


Halton Jazz Singers


Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association


High Rendition Jazz


Intrada Brass


Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre




Oakville Arts Society


Oakville Camera Club


Oakville Chamber Orchestra


Oakville Childrens Choir


Oakville Chinese Network Society


Oakville Choral Society


Oakville Festival of Film & Arts


Oakville Improv


Oakville Oriental Arts Club


Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers


Oakville Suzuki


Oakville Symphony Orchestra


Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra


Oakville Vocal Arts Festival


Oakville Wind Orchestra


OTMH Arts Council


Tempus Choral


The Oakville Players


The Wearable Art Show


Tottering Biped


World of Threads




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