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Lambton’s Creative County Committee will be hosting four Cultural Forums during the month of September


Posted: August 29, 2017

Creative County Grant Program 

General Information

2018 Application Intake – October 2, 2017 to November 13, 2017

For more information visit  Program Guidelines & Application

2017 Cultural Forums

The Creative County Committee will be hosting four Cultural Forums in September, to promote collaboration across the cultural, arts and heritage sectors.  The forums will also provide the opportunity for prospective applicants to the Creative County Grant Program to discuss their ideas with County staff and other potential partners in their community.

In addition, the forums will include demonstrations on writing effective grant applications and an overview of eligibility criteria and the related evaluation process.

Forums will be held:

Central Lambton
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thursday September 7, 2017
Oil Museum of Canada – Theatre Room
Oil Springs

South Lambton
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017
Alvinston Library
Alvinston

North Lambton
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Lambton Heritage Museum
Grand Bend

Sarnia
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery – Gurd Room
Sarnia

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What is the Creative County Grant Program?

The Creative County Grant Program invests in new and innovative projects that build cultural capacity, strengthen the creative community, define the County’s unique identity and enrich the quality of life of all residents.

Objectives:

The objectives of the program respond to “Building a Creative Economy: A Cultural Plan for Lambton County” and the overall intent of the Creative County Committee (CCC) to:

  • nurture creativity and imagination through arts, culture and heritage projects;
  • promote innovation and support new, dynamic efforts in the creative community;
  • develop unique cultural resources that enhance the health and vitality of our communities;
  • support the development of new audiences;
  • encourage inclusion and celebrate diversity through our rich creative community;
  • foster creativity by encouraging collaborative partnership; and
  • promote culture as a key component of economic growth and quality of life.

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Building Community Partnerships

The Cedar Point II Wind Power Project recently donated $200,000 to the Creative County Grant Program.  This significant investment will provide additional opportunities for all of Lambton County starting in 2017.  

The Cedar Point II Wind Power Project is committed to building partnerships that foster the cultural capacity of our community.  Through the newly formed partnership with the County of Lambton Creative County Grant Program, Cedar Point II Wind Power Project is committed to strengthening the creative community and expanding the capacity to innovate through arts and culture.

For more information about the Creative County Grant Program, please contact:

Andrew Meyer                                                           
Corporate Cultural Officer                                                                     
Cultural Services Division I County of Lambton         http://bit.ly/LambtonCCGP
519-845-0809 ext. 5236                                        
andrew.meyer@county-lambton.on.ca

or

Tara Pounds
Revenue Officer
Office of the CAO I County of Lambton
519-845-0801 ext. 5471
tara.pounds@county-lambton.on.ca

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