Cultural Grants provide $110,000 for local arts community

Thursday, March 3, 2016 – for immediate release

Cultural Grants provide $110,000 for local arts community

Twenty-nine local organizations benefit from annual grant program

The Oakville Arts Council recently awarded a total of $110,000 in grants to 29 local not-for-profit arts and culture organizations as part of the Town of Oakville’s Cultural Grants program.

“Council is committed to supporting our vibrant arts and culture community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. We want to ensure our arts and culture groups continue to thrive and enrich the lives of all Oakville residents.”

Administered by the Oakville Arts Council on behalf of the Town of Oakville, the Cultural Grants program assists local not-for-profit arts, heritage and culture groups with their operating and program costs.

The following recipients were selected by the Cultural Grants Review Committee.

ArtHouse for Children and Youth
ArtWorks Oakville Association
Burl-Oak Theatre Group
Canadian Music Competition-Oakville/Mississauga Chapter
Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association
Circle of Harmony Chorus
Halton Jazz Singers
Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra
High Rendition Youth Jazz Band Inc.
Intrada Brass of Oakville
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra
Oakville Art Society
Oakville Camera Club
Oakville Chamber Orchestra
Oakville Chinese Network
Oakville Choral Society
Oakville Festivals of Film & Art
Oakville Improv Theatre Company
Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild
Oakville Symphony
Oakville Wind Orchestra Inc.
Streetwise Actors
Tempus Choral Society
The Oakville Childrens Choir
The Oakville Players
West End Studio Theatre
World of Threads Festival

“These groups offer an incredible wealth of programming. Delivered through the tireless dedication of volunteers, residents of all ages are able to access art classes, exhibitions, concerts, plays and more,” said Bernadette Ward, executive director of the Oakville Arts Council. “Kudos to the Town of Oakville for understanding how vital this support is to our local arts and cultural groups.”

The town’s Cultural Grants program has helped more than 62 local arts and culture programs since 1989. For more information about the program or to learn how to apply for funding, contact the Oakville Arts Council at 905-815-5977 or visit the Oakville Arts Council website.

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