2019 Fund Recipients
Alley and Laneway Project
Celebrate Out Downtown
This pilot would be designed to engage Niagara artists to design alley and laneway spaces in Downtown as entertainment hubs, photo experiences, downtown beautification, legacy pieces and assist in bring our community to life. Five launches are planned for June 17, June 23, June 27, June 28 & July 1.
Day of 1000 Musicians
A unique music event bringing a diverse group of a 1,000 amateur and professional musicians to perform music together … a positive, organic experience! At the Gale Centre on July 20,2019 (rain date July 21,2019)
This project is a creative, playful and interactive exhibit depicting the complexity of our inter-dependent external and internal ecosystem in an easy to digest way. By using simple concepts like the food chain, recycling and the water cycle, people can participate in altering and nourishing the environments. Locations will include the Canada Day Parade and the Niagara Falls Night of Art Sept 19, amongst others.
Funk-tional Art Installation
Third Space Cafe
“Funk-tional Art” features local artists May, June, July and August in a unique gallery in the Third Space Café, and encourages community engagement through workshops and an Open House showing the completed art pieces.
Mock Archeological Dig
Niagara Falls Art Gallery and Children's Museum
To create a mock Archeological Dig program to provide opportunities for students grade 3 – 8 to participate in learning experiences related to math, science, history, archeology and visual arts.
NF Writers Festival
Niagara Falls Writer’s Festival (Writer’s Festival Group)
A series of literary workshops, readings and lectures spanning across Niagara Falls featuring local and national authors. October 12, 2019, NF public libraries.
Niagara’s Gift Shop
Permanent Vacation (Art Collective)
Permanent Vacation is partnering with NFHM, NFAG, NAC to create a series of innovative souvenir themed art-objects to be exhibited at various Niagara Falls venues. Multiple venues, premieres at Niagara Falls Night of Art on September 19.
Producing two full operatic productions for the Niagara region. Now in our 3rd season, Opera Niagara is Niagara’s only operatic company. Bellini’s La Sonnambula, April 26 & 27, and Massenet’s Manon in autumn 2019.
Pollinator Trail Native Species Sculpture Installation
Heartland Forest Nature Experience
With this grant we will host an artist competition to create a sculpture for our new pollinator trail. The outdoor sculpture will have both visual and tactile components and be environmentally and kid friendly.
An exhibition combining Photography, See Through Canvas and Dance! This show will be a zoom-in lens on how Letourneau Art appropriates the movements of dance she captures on the camera to the see through canvas. September 26th at the QUBE Escape Rooms.
The Boy from Niagara
A documentary film about an international artiste, Big John ‘T-Bone’ Little, and his city, Niagara Falls. Niagara screenings in November and December at the Seneca Theatre, NF Museums, City Library and the BME Church.
The Harder They Fall
A 4 part episodic comedy series centered around the trials and tribulations of a comic trying to make it big while living in Niagara Falls. In collaboration with numerous local comics, actors, musicians and dancers with support of local business and organizations. This will submitted to the Canadian Comedy Awards and to online streaming sites Crave TV, Crackle and Hulu.
Water for Life Children and Adolescent Art Workshops
Art Workshops engaging 120-240 kids/adolescents through art sensitize the importance of clean drinking water in our lives today and to protect it in the future. Artworks will be displayed to the public at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery and NF Library. Selected Artworks from 10 - 12 participants approved by an Art Committee will represent NF in itinerant art exhibitions in prestigious spaces in Florence, Italy in November 2019 as part of the United Nations’ III edition of the World Day for the Rights of Children.