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We are writing to let you know that applications are open for the Recovery Funding for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF).

If you own or operate a non-commercial performing arts venue you may be eligible to apply for support for your space’s operating costs. Please note, commercial spaces are not eligible.

If you do not own or operate a venue, please circulate this note to any performing arts venue operators who should be made aware of this initiative.

About the Recovery Funding for Professional Arts Presentation Organizations

Applications are open until December 6th, 2021.

Support will be awarded on tiered levels ranging from $5,000 to $95,000.  This support will be provided according to the size of applicants’ total operating budget and will be disbursed amongst all successful applicants that meet all eligibility criteria.

The fund supports:

  • eligible owners and operators of performing arts spaces who are experiencing a 50% or greater loss of earned revenue when comparing financial statements of the pre-pandemic and pandemic periods;
  • venue operating costs including mortgage principal or rent, utilities, maintenance, insurance, property tax, etc;
  • current CAPF recipients who own or operate a performing arts venue; and,
  • organizations that are eligible but not current clients of CAPF, and can supply 3 letters of support that demonstrate they regularly provide professional presentation venues for the live performing arts.

Please check the program parameters for more detail regarding eligible applicants, eligible expenses and other details here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/arts-presentation-fund/parameters.html

How to Apply:

If you would like further clarification, or believe your performing arts venue is eligible to apply and would like to request an application please contact us:

For Ontario: ontariofcpa-capfontario@pch.gc.ca

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