Community Festivals and Events Program

The Community Festivals and Events program provides rural and northern communities with operating grants towards organizing a festival that takes place over a minimum of two days. These festivals must be recognized as the community’s signature annual event and promote the understanding, awareness and appreciation of their heritage, culture and identity. The program supports events that encourage youth participation and leadership; reflect, celebrate, and profile the unique character of the community; foster a sense of identity and pride; and contribute to local tourism and economic activity.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program consultant or Recreation and Regional Services staff before filling out an application.

In Winnipeg, please contact:

Mr. Perry Grosshans
Arts Consultant
Telephone: (204) 945-7581

Outside of Winnipeg, please contact your nearest Regional Office (PDF).