Experience Ontario 2023 program for Festivals and Events is OPEN

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Experience Ontario 2023 program for festivals and events taking place between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

Festival and event organizers continue to adopt innovative approaches to delivering programming that attracts visitors, boosts local and regional economies and celebrates diverse cultures and identities across the province. This year, the Ontario government is investing $19.5 million in one-time funding through the Experience Ontario 2023 program to provide support to in-person festivals and events that will have an economic impact and generate increased tourism spending.

For information on the program, please see the Experience Ontario Application Guide.

Information about how to apply is available at Ontario.ca.

Regional Advisors are available to assist with questions about the application process.

The application period is now open – applications will be accepted until April 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. (EDT).

Note: Experience Ontario is a highly competitive program. Applications will be measured against program criteria and there is no guarantee of funding.