The following changes to the Cultural Economic Development Program are effective immediately:
The deadlines for receipt of 2013/14 applications are as follows:
The Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) provides financial support to professional arts organizations for events or projects which stimulate sustainable economic development of the Province's cultural resources.
The objectives of the program are:
Eligible sectors include the following:
**CEDP supports film sector organizations and film festivals. Other Provincial support for film and TV is offered through the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council .
Crafts: For information on provincial support to craftspeople, please contact the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador or the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council offers granting programs to individuals and organizations, professional and community based, in all disciplines.
Not for profit and for profit arts and cultural enterprises are eligible to apply for funding to assist with the costs associated with a major cultural attraction or marquee event, smaller festivals or performance series, or one-off projects.
Sector based organizations are eligible to apply for funding to assist with costs associated with implementing their mandate or for projects which have an industry-wide benefit.
Arts and cultural enterprises (for profit or not for profit) should:
Sector organizations should:
Please note that applications from individuals are not eligible.
Please note that eligibility does not guarantee an automatic right to assistance and applicants are eligible to receive only one CEDP grant per fiscal year.
Applicants are expected to seek support from other government agencies, as well as private and corporate sources, to complement CEDP funding.
All costs associated with a major cultural attraction or marquee event, with a smaller festival or performance series, or with a one-off project are eligible, including office expenses, staffing, strategic planning, professional development, and marketing.
Touring and/or market access costs are not eligible.
Costs associated with web-site development are not eligible.
Support will be based on the submission of an annual strategy and work plan with clearly defined and measurable outcomes for increasing the economic impact for the cultural industries and for the provincial economy.
Preference will be given to groups with an established track record of significant professional commitment to cultural industries development in the province.
Support will be based on the size and significance of the event, professional development opportunities offered the potential audience and/or networking opportunities, and overall project costs.
In the case of activities such as workshops, training or mentorships, organizations which receive CEDP support are expected to charge a nominal fee to participants.
In all cases, applicants must contribute at least 10% towards eligible costs.
The minimum level of support will be $2,500.00.
It is strongly recommended that applicants discuss their proposal with a CEDP Program Officer at the preliminary stage.
The Cultural Economic Development Program supports initiatives with a strong potential for sustained development and employment over the long term. Projects are reviewed in the context of sound market and business planning, the application of best practices, and competitive impact.
Applications should be concise, comprehensive and professional, and must include a balanced budget (see budget template ). Applicants must provide their most recent financial statement. A complete list of required information is provided on the application form.
The Cultural Economic Development Program Assessment Committee will make the final determination as to what constitutes eligible costs for a given project. For project-based initiatives, eligible costs can include additional operating costs, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, linked directly to a project and without which the project could not proceed. Eligible costs are retroactive to the date of receipt of a completed application.
Where deemed a part of approved project costs, per diems (accommodation and meals) and gas mileage rates will be reimbursed based on current provincial rates (available form the Program Officer). Extended periods of travel will be subject to a limit on per diem expenses. Meal and accommodation receipts are not required; however, proof of travel cost is required. Air travel should not exceed full fare economy.
For grants less than $10,000, successful applicants will receive a 90% advance for the approved project contribution.
For grants above $10,000, successful applicants will receive a 50% advance for the approved project contribution. A second installment of 40% may be issued midway through the project upon submission of an interim report.
In all cases, there will be a holdback of 10% of the approved contribution pending receipt and approval of a final report.
All projects must be completed and a final report submitted within ten weeks of completion of the project. Failure to submit the Final Report will result in a forfeiting of the final payment.
All funding recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador by including the official logo in any printed or electronic materials, events or performances related to the activity. To obtain the logo for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, call (709) 729-7518.