As described in the City of Saint John Arts and Culture Policy, adopted by Common Council on September 26, 2005, the arts make a substantial contribution to the quality of life and vitality of our community.

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The City of Saint John believes that one of the most effective means of facilitating the development of arts and culture in Saint John is to provide funding support to non-profit arts and/or cultural organizations serving our community. In this way, arts and culture organizations are encouraged to establish themselves, enhance their services, and provide their programming to the community.

Accordingly, the City through the Saint John Community Arts Board has implemented the Community Arts Funding Program. This program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. There are currently two rounds of funding each year: Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

Spring/Summer round of funding has now closed. Fall/Winter applications will be live in August.

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Saint John Community Arts Board’s Artist in Residence Program

“Celebrating the diversity of artistic practice while making meaningful connections”

The Saint John Community Arts Board invites local artists to apply to the Artist in Residency Summer/Fall 2022 program. This residency encourages local artists to engage and collaborate with the city while developing their artistic practice.

Application and guidelines are here.

The deadline for Summer/Fall Artist in Residence applications is July 7th 2022.