Announcing the artsVest Kingston program launch

artsVest is a matching incentive and sponsorship training program designed by Business for the Arts to spark corporate engagement in arts and culture and build strong ties between public, private and cultural sectors. It will operate in Kingston from 2014-2015 and will provide local cultural organizations with a free sponsorship training workshop and a total of $85,000 in matching incentive grants. Combined with sponsorships of equal or greater value from local businesses, this will translate to an influx of over $195,000 into Kingston’s creative economy this year alone.



Tuesday, June 17

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Memorial Hall, City Hall

Open to local Kingston arts and culture organizations only

This full-day Sponsorship Training Workshop provides valuable tools to help small and mid-sized cultural organizations secure and nurture long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses. It also covers artsVest application procedures and guidelines and is an integral component of the program. In order to ensure that we can accommodate everybody, only two people per organization may attend the Sponsorship Training Workshop. Please note that workshop attendance is mandatory in order to apply for artsVest matching funds.

All attendees must register at

For questions, please contact Claire Hefferon, Program Manager at


Main: 613-546-2787
Grants: 613-546-2999

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