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Creative Industries Arts Fund


Creative Industries Arts Fund aims to bolster the arts, artists and the creative sector in North Bay, Nipissing while fostering creativity, enhancing quality of life and stimulating economic development through direct creative sector investment.


The Arts Fund is a direct investment from the City of North Bay that seeks to support and grow the local creative sector through the following objectives:

  • Foster creativity within the North Bay, Nipissing community at all levels;
  • Enrich how all North Bay, Nipissing residents experience and engage with the arts to encourage awareness, understanding, appreciation, participation, inclusion, diversity, and access;
  • Leverage the creative sector to assert North Bay, Nipissing’s uniqueness and to stimulate economic development and growth;
  • Ensure that arts funding aligns with that of comparable municipalities; and
  • Bring recognition to North Bay, Nipissing as a centre for arts and culture

The Arts Fund aligns with Creative Industries North Bay Inc. mandate to support, connect and promote the creative sector to foster a progressive, prosperous community and our vision where every community member sees the creative sector as a vital part of North Bay, Nipissing’s identity and prosperity.

Eligibility and Funding

Project and Applicant Location

In order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Industries Arts Fund grant, applicants must be located in the City of North Bay/Nipissing First Nation and their projects must take place within the City of North Bay limits.

Project Eligibility

The project must include the involvement of one or more creative/artistic disciplines, and be open to the general public for participation. More information about funding priorities below.

Funding Amount

Applicants may apply for up to $4,000 per project and may only apply for up to one Arts Fund grant per year.

Timeframe Requirements

The project must take place between the eligible window of October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be based in North Bay or Nipissing First Nation and be:

1. A provincial or federal registered non-profit/charitable organization whose mandate/mission focuses on the creative and arts sector, presenting, advancing and/or servicing the arts, artists & community.


2. A group or a cooperative enterprise of people acting/functioning together as a group towards a mandate/mission that focuses on the creative and arts sector, presenting, advancing and/or servicing the arts, artists & community (ie. arts collectives or groups)


To see all program guidlines and to download the application form see the files below. 


Applications are due no later than August 11, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Application Forms and Guidelines