City of Grande Prairie - Arts & Culture Festival Funding

Wednesday, January 1, 2025 - 11:45pm
Funding region: 
Grand Prairie

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to offer a multitude of funding and granting opportunities to support local individuals and organizations who are making a positive impact in our community. Whether  you're an athlete, an artist, a community organizer or a business owner there are financial supports available to help meet your goals!

Arts & Culture Festival Funding

Application Criteria

  • The benefactor of the festival should be a community group that is involved in the community year-round.
  • Applicants for festival grants must be located within the community. Preference will be given to those applicants who work in partnership with other groups/organizations to organize the event.
  • The annual festival fund may be allocated to existing and newly proposed festival applications.
  • The group/organization must supply a budget specifying the uses of the grant and the period for which the grant is requested. Groups without a previous financial statement may not be considered.
  • Festival grants will be supplemental in nature and not form the basis for hosting the event.
  • No single grant will exceed 50% of the applicant's budget up to a maximum of $14,000.00 per grant.
  • All funding received must be used for the sole purpose identified in the application

Evaluation Criteria

  • Festival grants will be considered for non-profit groups/societies provided they have demonstrated organizational ability and good financial management, are operating year round and have been in existence for three (3) or more years. Recently formed organizations (less than 3 years in existence) will be considered but must come under the umbrella of an existing registered, not for profit organization meeting these requirements to be eligible.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that a variety of activities or performances are planned.
  • The festival (including ethnic festivals) must be open to the public.
  • The festival must be publicized both locally and regionally.
  • The determination of successful applicants will be based on the Committee’s evaluation of the entertainment value of the event, the cultural /artistic benefit to the community, and its ability to attract visitors to the area.
  • Incomplete applications may not be considered.