City of Kingston Arts Fund 2013 Grant Recipients Announced

The Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Grants. The Grants were awarded in two categories, Operating Grants and Project Grants. The 2013 CKAF totalled $519,000 and was proportionally divided 70 per cent for Operating Grants and 30 per cent for Project Grants. All CKAF applicants will be notified by mail as to the status of their grant request, and, in the case of the successful applicants, how they should proceed to redeem their grant.

Operating Grants

The Operating Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Reena Kukreja, Bill Penner, Al Rankin, Su Sheedy and Gary Wagner. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillors Bill Glover and Liz Schell, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services, were non-voting members on the Operating Grants Committee.

The Operating Grant program received 12 applications requesting a total of $462,250 in funding. Of these, 10 applications were successful, and $358,750 in funding was awarded to Operating Grant applicants.

Project Grants

The Project Grants Review Committee (voting) was comprised of Sadiqa Khan, Gary Kibbins, Ian Malcolm, Ginger Pharand, and Sarah Garton Stanley. The Chair of the Committee was Craig Walker. City Councillor Bill Glover, Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director, and Colin Wiginton, Manager, Cultural Services were non-voting members on the Project Grants Review Committee.

The Project Grant program received 32 applications requesting a total of $361,911 in funding. Of these, 20 applications were successful, and $160,250 in funding was awarded to Project Grant applicants.

About the City of Kingston Arts Fund

The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) was established by Kingston City Council in 2007 to support the arts and arts organizations and is administered by the Kingston Arts Council on behalf of the City. Each year the Kingston Arts Council submits a plan for the administration of the Arts Fund for approved by City Council.

Operating and Project Grants are awarded based on the decisions of two separate CKAF review committees that include members of Kingston’s various arts communities. In 2013 these committees met in May and their decisions were ratified by the Kingston Arts Council’s Board of Directors before being submitted for approval to Kingston City Council.

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