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Arts and 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.

We’re bursting with culture and are home to one-of-a-kind and world-renowned events celebrating a combination of art, music, food and so much more year-round.

Now open: Arts & Culture Grants 2021

The 2021 Arts and Culture Grant applications are now open. Visit the arts and culture grant application portal to review and complete your submission.

Guidelines: Read the 2021 Arts and Culture Guidelines for more information on the grant program and eligibility requirements.

Deadline: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm for 2021 applications and 2020 reports.

In 2020 the City of Greater Sudbury awarded over $571,670 in funding to 40 organizations through the Arts & Culture Grant Program across both Operating and Project streams. Review the arts and culture grant funding allocation breakdown for 2020.


Juror Recruitment

Apply to be a part of the volunteer group that assesses project grant applications in April. All letters should clearly indicate your reasons for wishing to serve on the jury, your résumé, and a list all direct affiliations with local arts and culture initiatives, emailed to [email protected] by January 29 2021 at 4:30 pm. Review the Arts and Culture Jury Application Guidelines for more information.

Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan

The Greater Sudbury Cultural Plan and Cultural Action Plan articulates the City’s strategic direction to further enhance our cultural sector in 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 and this plan celebrates that diversity.