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Deadline: December 14, 2023

The Cultural Festivals Funding Program (CFFP) is designed to support the development of the festival sector in a manner that is accessible, transparent and accountable. The CFFP advances the City’s access, equity and inclusion goals, including reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

The program provides financial support to recurring cultural festivals whose programming supports community-building, focuses on engaging with the people of Toronto, serves Toronto residents across the city and promotes opportunities for emerging artists, Indigenous artists and artists from other groups. A significant programming component must occur in the public realm and be free to the public or offered at a nominal fee.

The decision to fund all or part of an applicant’s request depends on the festival’s alignment with City of Toronto’s current strategic priorities PDF, assessment criteria and overall demand for funds in the program.

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