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.
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!
2020 Arts & Culture Grants
Deadline for 2020 applications and 2019 reports: Thursday, February 6th 2020 at 4:00 pm.
ONLINE GRANT PORTAL
Create an account to begin your application using the new online grant portal.
Apply to be a part of the volunteer group that assesses grant applications March through May. All letters should clearly indicate your reasons for wishing to serve on the jury, your résumé, which of the two juries you wish you serve, and a list all direct affiliations with local arts and culture initiatives, emailed to Culture@greatersudbury.ca by Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at 4:00 pm. Read the jury call-out here (version française).
2019 Arts and Culture Grants
In 2019 the City of Greater Sudbury awarded a total over $584,357 in funding to 34 organizations through the Arts & Culture Grant Program across both Operating and Project streams.
Read the Arts and Culture Grant Impact Report to learn more about how these organizations have invested this funding in quality programming with strong community benefits (version française) across our city.
Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan
The Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan (version française) and Cultural Action Plan (version française) 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.
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 française): 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.