Canada Cultural Spaces FundGovernment of Canada
DescriptionThe Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
The objectives of the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) are to contribute to:
- improved physical conditions for professional arts and heritage related collaboration, creation, presentation, preservation, and exhibition; and
- increased and improved access for Canadians to arts and culture.
To be eligible for funding, your organization must be:
- A not-for-profit arts and/or heritage organization operating in a professional manner, incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, or under the equivalent provincial or territorial legislation.
- A not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, or under the equivalent provincial or territorial legislation, that is proposing the development and management of a creative hub.
- A provincial/territorial government, a municipal administration, one of their agencies or an equivalent Indigenous peoples’ institution or organization that has historically demonstrated its support to professional artistic or heritage activities including Indigenous cultural practice in their community.
The Program’s support for an individual project is limited to 50% of total eligible expenses. Maximum contribution amounts are set per type of project.
- The maximum contribution payable for an individual construction or renovation project is $15,000,000 or 50% of total eligible project costs, whichever is less.
- The maximum contribution payable for an individual project in respect to the purchase or rental of specialized equipment is $5,000,000 or 50% of total eligible project costs, whichever is less.
- The maximum contribution payable for an individual feasibility study is $500,000 or 50% of total eligible project costs; whichever is less.
In exceptional circumstances, we can fund up to 75% of eligible expenses per project. The specific funding criteria related to exceptional circumstances include:
- projects occurring in rural or remote areas;
- underserved communities and groups, such as:
- official-language minority communities,
- Indigenous communities,
- ethnocultural communities; and
- any other exceptional cases determined by us.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should contact a CCSF program officer at their nearest regional office of the Department of Canadian Heritage prior to submitting an application.