Operating grants support on-going operational costs for arts activities and public programming benefiting residents in the capital region.
Given budget limitations, some activities are beyond the scope of this grant program, regardless of their merit. The following do not qualify for the Operating Grant Program:
- Contests and competitions
- Capital projects
- Tourism promotion
In addition, arts training organizations are not eligible for operating funding in order to fulfill prescribed curriculum requirements or other educational activities: recitals, exhibitions and other presentations intended to present or showcase the ongoing or final results of courses, classes, workshops, etc., are not eligible for funding under this program.