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.
Applications for Fall/Winter Small Grants Funding have now closed. Applications for the Spring/Summer Grants will be available in the New Year.
Applications are now open for the Winter 2022/Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program. Artists from all media currently residing in the City of Saint John are invited to apply. The Artist in Residence Program emphasizes interactive community engagement and encourages applicants to use this opportunity to advance their practice. The Guidelines and Application Form are available on this page.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday December 7th 2022