County of Brant announces 2024 Culture Days funding opportunities

Culture Days is returning this fall and we are proud to share that the County of Brant has been chosen as a “Festival Hub” location. We are also pleased to announce that funding opportunities to assist local contributors in their Culture Days programs are available.

Culture Days, happening nationwide from September 20 to October 13, 2024, celebrates arts, culture, and heritage, providing communities with opportunities to appreciate diverse artistic expressions and connect. The County of Brant has been chosen as one of fifteen Ontario “Culture Days Festival Hubs” and on Saturday, September 28, downtown Paris will transform into an artistic corridor, bustling with lively interactive events and immersive experiences, spotlighting the County’s rich cultural offerings.

We are thrilled to have been chosen as an Ontario Culture Days Festival Hub for 2024, building on the success of last year’s celebrations,” said Kayla Cicman, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Officer. “Additionally, we are pleased to once again provide funding opportunities to support our local creators.”

For the second year the County of Brant will provide funding opportunities for organizations and individuals to support their Culture Days programs. This funding aims to empower creatives of all backgrounds to enhance their communities with unique experiences. Also, for the second year, a portion of this funding is being supported through the Mayor’s budget. Organizations and individuals interested in funding can find more information and submit applications through the County of Brant website. Applicants could receive up to $1000.00 in funding. The application for funding is now open and the deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

“We encourage creatives from across the County of Brant to take advantage of this opportunity and showcase their talents during Culture Days,” said Cicman. “Whether you’re a musician, dancer, visual artist, or historian, Culture Days is a platform for everyone to share their passion for arts, culture, and heritage and contribute to the vibrancy of our County.

Those interested in learning more about participating in Culture Days, including funding opportunities, are invited to join staff for a free information session and workshop on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the County of Brant Council Chambers, 7 Broadway Street West, in Paris. You can also participate online via zoom, please visit the Culture Days webpage for more information.

To learn more about Brant Celebrates Culture Days and to apply for funding visit the Culture Days webpage.

Participants can also register their event on the Culture Days website, to gain access to support including marketing tools, nationwide promotion, and resources to help build a successful event at Culture Days website. For more information, email or phone 519.44BRANT (519.442.7268) or 1.855.44BRANT ext 3031.