Community Culture Grants

Community Culture Development Fund

The Community Culture Development Fund (CCDF) is a City of Red Deer grant program that provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations delivering arts, culture, and heritage initiatives in our community. Grant funds are intended to assist organizations, build their capacity to provide a service, manage a cultural facility, act as an umbrella organization for other cultural organizations, develop new cultural programs and services, and/or produce a community-based special event or festival.

We are working diligently to update our grant forms, as we do, please note our new contact information.

Main Contact Information

5205 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB
Phone: 403-406-8820
Email: culturemailbox@reddeer.ca 
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (facility is currently closed)

2021 Funding

Culture Development Category

Provides support to service providers to offset operational costs required to deliver culture programs and services within the community. The next three year cycle for grant intakes will be in the spring of 2022.

Community Culture Development Fund Grant Application Guide (pdf)

Culture Opportunities Category

Provides support to offset short notice and/or one-time costs related to unforeseeable culture opportunities where longer term planning was not possible. Applications for this category are accepted year-round, until funding is fully expended at which point intake will be closed.

Intake is open for the 2021 funding year.

Annual Reports

View the annual reports to learn about local culture activities that received support from the Community Culture Development Fund grant program in that year.

Community Public Art Grant Program

The Community Public Art Grant Program supports the development of collaborative art projects between community groups and/or businesses, artists, and The City of Red Deer with the shared financial support of the project sponsor and The City.

Community Public Art Project Grant Application (pdf)

For more information, please contact Culture Services at 403-406-8820 or CultureMailbox@reddeer.ca.

Visit our Grants web page to see other funding opportunities administered or offered through The City of Red Deer.

News & Notices

Mayor Veer addresses COVID-19

April 20, 2021

“The rising number of cases of COVID-19 in our community and in our province is affecting us all, and although we are pandemic weary we need to continue to be diligent in ensuring we limit the spread of the virus.

City Administration recommending

April 20, 2021

A new agreement between Westerner Park and The City of Red Deer will be considered by City Council at a Special Meeting on April 22 with the goal to ensure financial and operating stability for Westerner Park

City reviews Federal Government budget

April 19, 2021

This year's Federal Government budget is the first in two years and identifies focus areas of: COVID-19 relief programs, the economy, business resilience, affordable housing and infrastructure funding; however, The City awaits further detail on how much Fe