Celebrate Ontario Awards $300k in Tourism Grants to Chatham-Kent Expo

Celebrate Ontario Awards $300k in Tourism Grants to Chatham-Kent Expo

Earlier this year, Celebrate Ontario 2018 announced over $20M in government funding for tourism initiatives to 328 festivals and events. This was the largest number of festivals and events supported in the history of the program. The municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario is hosting one of these awarded festivals, and received tourism grants for the International…

Celebrate Ontario Provides $20M in Tourism Grants to Local Festivals

Celebrate Ontario Provides $20M in Tourism Grants to Local Festivals

Celebrate Ontario is an Ontario government grant intended to offset a portion of costs related to hosting large-scale events which increase tourism. Each year, the province supports first-time and recurring events that demonstrate the ability to draw attendees from inside and outside Ontario. The provincial government is investing over $20 million in tourism grants through…

Celebrate Ontario 2019: Funding for Tourism Events

Celebrate Ontario 2019: Funding for Tourism Events

Every year, festivals and events in Ontario attract thousands of visitors, contributing millions of dollars in tourism-related revenue to support the provincial economy. Tourism events are a great way of demonstrating Ontario’s diversity, culture, and heritage. In 2017, the Government of Ontario provided funding through the Celebrate Ontario program to support 304 events/festivals to help…

Celebrate Ontario Grants Needed to Sustain Large Scale Community Events

Celebrate Ontario Grants Needed to Sustain Large Scale Community Events

The Kultrun World Music Festival is a free, two-day community event held in Kitchener, Ontario. For the past three years, the festival has celebrated world music and cultural diversity by showcasing a variety of musicians and other performers. To deliver this festival for free, event organizers Neruda Arts used corporate sponsorships and Ontario government grants…

Celebrate Ontario 2017 Grants for Tourism Event Funding (Deadline Approaching)

Celebrate Ontario 2017 Grants for Tourism Event Funding (Deadline Approaching)

Celebrate Ontario government grants provide funding to festivals and events across the province. Since 2006, the event funding program has helped organizers enhance their product and attract larger audiences, which in turn boosts tourism in Ontario. Some well-known events that have received grants through Celebrate Ontario include the Shaw Festival, Canadian Music Week, Burlington’s Sound…

Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster: Large-Scale Tourism Event Grants

Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster: Large-Scale Tourism Event Grants

Tourism has had a profound impact on Ontario’s reputation as one of the most economically successful, culturally diverse, and geographically beautiful regions on earth. By hosting large-scale tourism events, Ontario has an opportunity to bring long-term improvements and sustain this reputation. The Government of Ontario provides grants for events, festivals, and cultural organizations that host…