From June through October 2024, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on the Jane and Finch community. This prioritizes supporting and highlighting communities within the geographic boundaries of Steeles Avenue to the north, Wilson Avenue to the south, Weston Road to the west and Keele Street to the east.

The Cultural Hotspot provides a variety of funding opportunities for high impact and innovative project proposals that foster community engagement and create opportunities for people to connect and participate in community arts through workshops, activities and events.

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Ignite Ideation Funding supports emerging, equity-deserving artists, artist collectives, not-for-profits and community-based organizations from diverse communities with up to $5,000 per capacity-building project.

Ignite Ideation Funding applications have closed for the 2024 funding cycle.

Contact

For further information on Ignite Ideation Funding please emailĀ CulturalHotspot@toronto.ca.

SPARK Project funding supports emerging and established equity-deserving artists, artist collectives, not-for-profits and community-based organizations from diverse communities with up to $7,500 per project.

SPARK Project funding applications have closed for the 2024 funding cycle.

Contact

For further information on SPARK Project funding please emailĀ CulturalHotspot@toronto.ca.

Signature Projects are intended for established organizations with a proven track record to successfully deliver mid to large-sized community-based arts and cultural projects. These projects are free for both participants and the public, which aim to promote and grow community arts and provide new opportunities to engage residents in the arts and celebrate local creativity and culture through workshops, activities, events and other initiatives. Youth employment and/or mentorship opportunities are built into each Signature Project with priority given to youth from equity-deserving communities. Signature Projects are eligible for funding of up to $22,000 each.

Signature Project funding applications have closed for the 2024 funding cycle.

Contact

For further information on Signature Project funding please email CulturalHotspot@toronto.ca.