Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Greater Sudbury is a northern cultural capital celebrated from coast to coast for its artistic excellence, vibrancy and creativity. A diverse cultural sector breathes life into our entire community through a range of programs and events which showcase the immense talent of local artists who draw inspiration from the land and the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Our city is home to a growing base of arts and culture businesses and employment, in a diverse range of arts and culture industry sub-sectors. The business base has grown by over 30% over the last six years, and employs an estimated 4,500 people in Greater Sudbury.

Greater Sudbury has a small, but growing, motion picture and video industry that has seen close to 100 film and and television productions shot here since 2013. We are proud to be the main filming location for Crave TV’s hit, Letterkenny and our local brewery, Stack Brewing even produces the show’s popular Puppers beer. Our production highlights also include Bad Blood, The Captive, The Intruders, John Cardinal Series, Hard Rock Medical and much more!

2019 Arts and Culture Grant Applications


Step 1:  Complete the application form below to start your application, include your name, email, organization and grant stream to which you are applying.

You will receive a link to a Google Drive Folder in the next 1-2 business days in order for you to complete the application process.

Step 2: Read the Guidelines and Cultural Plan (Version Français).

Step 3: An email via Google Docs will be sent to the email provided in the application form. You can access your Google Doc/Folder with any email. Open the link to the application documents, fill in the PDFs, save copies for your records:

  • Application Form
  • Post-project Report
  • Budget Form*
  • Statistical Form*

*Project applicants only.  Operating applicants are to submit financial and statistical information using CADAC.

Note: Operating applicants must also include:

  • Year-end Report
  • Strategic Plan
  • Signed Board Motion

Step 4: Attend a mandatory grant information session.  Attendance is required and grant information sessions will be held on Monday, January 21 at 10:00 am and Wednesday, February 6 at 5:30 pm - location TBD.  Live streaming will be available via Register in advance by sending an e-mail to

Step 5: Use the link provided via email to upload the final version of your completed application package and three (3) pieces of support materials, e.g.: video clips, photos, programs, etc.

N.B.: The deadline to upload completed application packages is Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm.


Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan

The Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan (Version Français) and Cultural Action Plan (Version Français) have clearly articulated four interconnected strategic directions: Creative Identity, Creative People, Creative Places and Creative Economy. Our community is multicultural and has a unique historical relation with its geographical landscape. Cultural resources help define the identities of individual communities as well as the shared identity of Greater Sudbury as a whole. We are a community of communities; our creative individuals are at the heart of the creative economy, and they also help the sector to foster social development, as nearly everyone participates in creative pursuits in some aspect of their lives.


Our Creative Culture

We pride ourselves on our unique cultural and music festivals and events throughout our City and over every season. We invite you to discover Sudbury.

We don’t just celebrate our creative community, we also provide support through our Arts and Culture Grants, which in 2017 invested close to $775,000 into local arts and culture organizations and events.

Greater Sudbury Council supports the growth and development of local arts and culture through the provision of annual grants. Applications will be assessed on the basis of artistic/cultural merit, organizational/financial health and impact to the community, aligned with the four goal areas of the Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan (Version Français): Creative People, Identity, Places and Economy. An independent jury reviews applications to make funding recommendations to the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Board of Directors


Are you looking to host an event in Greater Sudbury? Check out Spacefinder, a venue directory for performance, rehearsal and event space in Greater Sudbury.  Do you have space for rent? List your space on SpaceFinder Sudbury. 


The Arts Advocate Hosts Panel Discussion

In September of 2018, the City of Greater Sudbury hosted the Arts Advocate panel discussion that explores questions around the mutual responsibilities of public policy makers and arts and cultural organizations. Watch a video of the panel discussion.