Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) – Support to Creative Hubs

Department of Canadian Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
In Budget 2017, the Government of Canada announced an additional USD 230 million (CAD 300 million) over a ten year period, starting in 2018-2019, to further support creative hubs and other cultural spaces. This additional investment is a part of the social infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Plan.
A Creative Hub is a multi-tenant facility which:
- brings together professionals from a range of arts or heritage sectors and creative disciplines;
- features diverse business models, such as not-for-profit and for-profit organizations and self-employed creative workers; and
- provides multiple users with shared space, equipment and amenities; opportunities for idea exchange, collaboration and/or professional development; and offer space and programming that is accessible to the public.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Since 2018, CCSF has provided funding for 13 creative hub initiatives.
Through this investment, Canadian creative talent will have access to spaces where they can build their entrepreneurial skills, create, collaborate and innovate, and help generate new markets for Canadian creativity in all its forms.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Budget 2017 invested $230 million (CAD 300 million) over 10 years starting in 2018-19 $23 million/year (CAD 30 million /year), to continue support to cultural spaces with a focus on creative hubs.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Type of entity
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)