City launches its new Arts & Culture Assistance Program (ACAP)

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The City of SSM is launching its new Arts & Culture Assistance Program (ACAP). This program replaces the existing Cultural Financial Assistance (CFA) program with the first intake of applications opening September 24, 2021 at 8 a.m. and closing Friday October 29, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The ACAP program will offer arts, culture & heritage funding through several streams including Project (Large and Small), Operational/Seed, Festival/Events (Large and Small) and Cultural Diversity to local and area arts, culture and heritage organizations, collectives/groups and individuals who practice in and/or service the City of Sault Ste. Marie. The new program will also offer two intakes to better support the needs of the arts, culture and heritage sector.

Details on the ACAP program, including guidelines, application process and other supporting documents can be found on the City’s website at www.saultstemarie.ca/culturalgrants.

To support applicants with their submission, the City will be offering two workshops to explain the new procedures and features of the ACAP program.

ACAP Workshop One – In person

Thursday, September 16 from 4–6 p.m. at the John Rhodes Centre, upstairs meeting room. Space is limited with COVID protocols in effect. Masks must be worn and social distancing observed.

ACAP Workshop Two – Online

Friday, September 17 from 12–2 pm via Zoom. Zoom meeting details will be e-mailed to participants prior to the workshop.

It is recommended that applicants read the new program guidelines and speak with City staff about the application prior to submission. For more information about the program and to register for one of the workshops contact Todd Fleet at 705-989-8240 or [email protected].