Cultural Financial Assistance

Arts and Cultural Assistance Program (ACAP)

Requests for financial assistance are considered from not-for-profit organizations, un-incorporated groups or collectives and/or individuals located in, and/or serving residents of Sault Ste. Marie in the arts, culture and heritage field as defined in the SSM Cultural Policy and supporting the priorities of the SSM Community Cultural Plan 2019-2024. These document are available for reference and download below.
SSM Cultural Policy
SSM Community Cultural Plan 2019-2024
The details and guidelines for submissions as well as an application form can be downloaded below. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval. The program, activity or service must serve clearly identified community needs and priorities.
Please be sure to read the ACAP Program Guidelines prior to filling out your application. Your submission must include a completed application and both a completed Project Plan and Budget template in order for your submission to be considered complete for review. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
ACAP Guidelines Final 2024
ACAP Individual Artist Application Form
ACAP Unincorporated Not-For-Profit Application Form
ACAP Incorporated Not-For-Profit Application Form
ACAP Application Project Plan Template 2023
ACAP Application Budget Template 2023
Post Grant Report
ACAP Funding Acknowledgement
Incorporated Not for Profit Eval Rubric
Unincorporated Individual Eval Rubric

It is highly recommended that you contact City staff prior to submitting your application to discuss your project, as the ACAP program is new, and does not follow the format of previous funding programs. If you have any questions relating to your application please contact the Community Services Division at 705-759-5310 or

Provincial/National/International Cultural Competition Financial Assistance

The City of Sault Ste. Marie provides financial assistance for individuals, non-incorporated groups or collectives or not-for-profit cultural groups participating in provincial, national, or international cultural competitions.

Cultural Financial Assistance for Provincial, National, and International Competitions

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