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Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Each of Canada's communities

Department of Canadian Heritage [www.pch.gc.ca/communities / www.pch.gc.ca/communities/index_f.cfm] has released the following program announcement:

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Each of Canada's communities is unique, and each is uniquely Canadian. This includes your community!

Communities are shaped by geography, history, their founders and those who came to live there. They continue to grow and change as the people who live there now build on those foundations.

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals or other events and activities, for your local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate your local history and heritage.

Eligible events and activities must be local - created by and for your community. They must be open and accessible to the public and strongly encourage and promote the participation of everyone in your community.

The Program has two components:

Local Arts and Heritage Festivals
Festivals, events and activities that involve your whole community, give opportunities to local artists and artisans and/or celebrate local history and heritage.

Community Historical Anniversaries Programming One-time commemoration through festivals or other activities that celebrate a major anniversary of a significant local person or event.

Apply for Funding
Please note that new versions of the BCAH Guides and Application Forms are now available.
Application Deadlines
Next deadline is September 1st, 2008. Click below for more details.
September 1st, 2008 is a national holiday. As such, BCAH
applications must be postmarked no later than September 2nd, 2008.

For more information about the program, or to discuss a project with one of our Program Officers, please contact your nearest Canadian Heritage office.

Northwest Territories
Government of Canada Building
5101 - 50th Avenue, Third Floor
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2N4
Toll-free: 1 800 661 0585