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Organization: Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa - Laurier Ave W - City Hall - Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services - Cultural Funding Support Section  
Phone Numbers: Heritage Funding Program 613-580-2424 ext 27208
Arts Funding Program 613-580-2424 ext 29404
Youth in Culture 613-580-2424 ext 28517 or 28517
After Hours: 3-1-1 * 613-580-2424
Ottawa City Hall
100 Laurier Ave W
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1J1
Intersection: Elgin St and Laurier Ave W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Irregular, call for details
Contacts: Anik Després - Cultural Funding Officer
Service Description: Support for the creation, production and presentation of the arts by local professional artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, as well as numerous festivals, fairs and heritage activities

Arts Funding Program: supports professional artists and not-for-profit arts organizations in the creation, production, presentation, exhibition and dissemination of the literary, performing and visual and media arts as well as independent film and video within Ottawa's bilingual and culturally diverse community

Heritage Funding Program: supports and promotes activities that increase awareness of Ottawa’s distinct local history and heritage through education, research and documentation, and preservation/conservation

Youth in Culture: financial assistance to cover living expenses and/or project expenses relating to: arts, culture, and heritage creation, production, and presentation projects * arts, culture, and heritage festival and agricultural fair administration and/or management training opportunities * training and mentorship opportunities for youth to work with established cultural workers and professionals within the arts, heritage, festivals and fairs sectors

Fees: Service
Application: Art Funding Program: for contact information for a specific discipline, visit the website at

Heritage Funding Program: send an email to Anik Després at for a copy of guidelines and the application form

Youth in Culture: send an email to for a copy of guidelines and the application form
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Arts Funding Program and Heritage Funding Program: individuals, groups and not-for-profit organizations
Youth in Culture: individuals 18-30 years old
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on October 16, 2017

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