Active8 Solutions | Specialists in Festival Fundraising
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Active8 Solutions specializes in fundraising for festivals in the City of Ottawa. Our key services include grant and proposal writing, sponsorship program development and long-term strategic planning for your festival.

Active8 has successfully acquired funding through programs like Celebrate Ontario for many well-known Ottawa festivals like Sparks Street’s Buskerfest and Ribfest, the Bank Street Glowfair, the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival and more.

Our mission is to be the leader in acquiring funding for festivals in Ottawa by helping emerging festivals create sustainable growth and enhancing the quality of established festivals for local and out-of-town festivalgoers alike.


Our services are designed to create and enhance funding streams for your festival that will strengthen the quality of your event’s programming over the short- and long-term.


Long-term Strategic Planning

Conducting a survey at your festival to develop performance measurements and a reliable dataset.
Consulting on strategies to develop your festival as a tourist destination event.
Facilitating project and long-term planning sessions with your festival planning committee.


Sponsorship Program Development

Active8 Solutions will provide one-on-one consultation to help develop a sustainable sponsorship program for your festival, including
brand identity and understanding of target markets;
sponsorship package development; and
stakeholder negotiations and contracting agreements.


Grant Writing

Since 2013, Active8 Solutions has secured over half a million dollars in grant funding for Festivals in Ottawa through the following programs:
Celebrate Ontario
Tourism Event Marketing Program
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage