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. The Operating Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

ORGANIZATIONGRANT
Agnes Etherington Art Centre$78,000
Cantabile Choirs of Kingston$26,000
Le Centre culturel Frontenac$12,000
Kingston Canadian Film Festival$30,000
Kingston Symphony Association$75,000
Kingston WritersFest$30,000
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre$42,500
Reelout Arts Project Inc.$20,750
Theatre Kingston$36,500
Union Gallery$8,000
TOTAL Operating Grant Funds Awarded in 2013$358,750

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. The Project Grant Award recipients are listed in alphabetical order below:

ORGANIZATION/COLLECTIVEPROJECT TITLEGRANT
An aRc TheatreWhen I get Home$3,375
ARTigniteCandeo: An ARTignite Centrepiece$4,000
Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions Inc.Mentorship Production of "Pippin"$8,550
Corridor Culture CollectiveCorridor Culture$14,100
Fauxhemian Films CollectiveDance Speak$4,900
H'art School of SmilesAble Artists 2013$15,000
Kingston Chamber ChoirSpirit Stirring$6,400
Kingston Community Health CentresKingston Multicultural Arts Festival$15,125
Kingston Jazz SocietyLive @ your Library - 10$9,850
Kingston Punk Productions CollectiveFun House Festival 2014$6,500
Kingston School of ArtPaint the Town$2,350
Live Wire Music SeriesLive Wire Music Series - 2013-2014$4,700
Melos Music SocietyCelebrating the Past and Planning for the Future$4,400
Organization of Kingston Women ArtistsOKWA 25th Anniversary Project$3,500
Rotting Pumpkin CollectiveKingston Horror Film Festival$10,050.00
The Prison Theatre InitiativeSomething More Than Time$14,000
Salon Theatre ProductionsBold as a Lion$11,400
Single Thread Theatre CompanyFeasibility Study & Action Plan for site-specific Theatre Festival in Kingston$3,850
Sway CollectiveThe Destiny Umbrella$5,100
Tone Deaf Festival CollectiveTone Deaf 12$13,100
TOTAL Project Grant Funds Awarded in 2013$160,250

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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