2018 Youth in Culture Pilot Program

[Source: City of Ottawa]

2018 Youth in Culture Pilot Program

The Youth in Culture Pilot Program aims to directly support youth (aged 18 – 30) towards professional careers within the cultural sector in Ottawa. This program is intended to provide you with an artist fee and/or cover project expenses relating to:

  • Creation and Production: Research, creation, production, and presentation projects relating to arts, heritage, or culture
  • Training: masterclasses, workshops, residencies and other training opportunities in the arts, heritage, cultural festival or agricultural fair sectors (including administration and/or management training)
  • Mentorship: opportunities for youth to work with mentors within the arts, heritage, festivals and fairs sectors. Mentors include established cultural workers, professional artists, or elders/knowledge keepers.

The Youth in Culture Pilot Program was developed by youth for youth, and offers funding up to $1,000.

2018 Application deadlines:

March 19, 2018
September 17, 2018

PDF forms are now available on the City of Ottawa website:

Please note: Do not complete the fillable PDF forms through web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and others. Please first download the form onto your computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete. Any information added to the form through the web browser will be lost when the form is downloaded to your computer.

 Complete applications must be received by 4pm on the deadline date. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible. Applications received after a deadline date will be considered for the following deadline.

 Recipients of Youth in Culture Pilot Program funding for a previous project must have completed the project and submitted a Final Report before reapplying. Subsequent applications will not be considered until the Final Report has been approved.

We encourage applicants to speak to a Cultural Funding Officer to discuss eligibility requirements, your proposed project, or the application process.