As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community.
The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community.
Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program (Small Grants Funding). This program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. There are currently two rounds of funding each year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
The Fall/Winter 2023 Small Grants Program is now open and the deadline to apply is Monday September 25th at 4:00 p.m.
The Artist-in-Residence program is now closed.