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Arts & Cultural Grants

Arts & Cultural Grants

 

 

The Ontario Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

In 2013-2014, OAC funded 1,737individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 Ontario communities, for a total of $52.1 million. Learn More

New Ontario Arts Council Grants Supporting Arts Managers

Micro-grants: Professional Development for Arts Managers

Deadline: March 1, 2016 and November 1, 2016

Individual arts managers can apply for micro-grants to support management skills training. Learn More

Arts Management Internships

Deadline: July 5, 2016

Organizations that receive OAC operating funding can apply for a grant to host an arts management intern who is Aboriginal, of colour, Deaf and/or has a disability.  Learn More

CanExport

The Government of Canada’s CanExport Program will provide up to $50 million over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities and markets, particularly high-growth priority markets and sectors. CanExport is expected to assist up to 1,000 exporters per year across the country. Learn More

 

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts – fostering and promoting the arts in Canada since 1957. Learn More

 

 

Ontario Trillium Foundation

One of the largest grantmakers in Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation is unique for its deployment of 330 volunteers to review and analyze more than 3,000 grant applications each year. To make great grants that help create vibrant and healthy communities, program staff rely on our volunteers to bring their knowledge of local community needs and sectoral expertise to the grant review process.

OTF awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors. An agency of the Ontario government with an annual budget of over $100 million, OTF is always looking for ways to be a more effective grantmaker as well as a thought leader.

In 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation celebrated thirty years of granting. The Foundation marked this important milestone with a reflection on its successes, challenges, and lessons learned over the past three decades. Learn More

Grow Grant Deadline: May 25, 2016 (registration) and June 22, 2016 (application). Learn More

Seed and Capital Grant Deadline: June 8, 2016 (registration) and July, 6 2016 (application). Learn More

Collective Impact Grant Deadline: Ongoing. Learn More

Ontario150 Community Capital Program Deadline: September 14, 2016

This new program is a one-time $25 million program of the Government of Ontario that is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and will award one-year grants that range from $5,000 to $500,000 to support local capital needs. More precisely, this program will strengthen communities by repairing, renovating and retrofitting existing infrastructure to better address the diverse needs of Ontario communities while fostering economic growth. Learn More

 

 

 

 

Theatre Ontario - Professional Theatre Training Program

Deadline: March 1 and October, 2016

Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance. This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Learn More

 

 

First Nations Writers Grant Proposal Handbook & Guidance

The First Peoples' Cultural Council is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia. We provide funding and resources to communities, monitor the status of First Nations languages and develop policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government. For many of us, writing a grant application or proposal can seem overwhelming. Simply figuring out which funding program to apply to can be confusing and explaining our ideas clearly on an application form isn’t always easy.

Arts staff at FPCC developed the Artist Grant Proposal Writing Handbook to offer suggestions and clarify the process of writing an arts grant proposal. Learn More

 

 

Community and Cultural Grant Program

Deadline: November 4, 2016 

The Community and Cultural Grant Program provides project funding to community and cultural organizations and individual artists whose projects support a more vibrant Richmond Hill through the delivery of programs, services or activities that enhance the quality of life for Richmond Hill residents. Applicants may apply for funding to support a specific project. Funding is awarded annually for projects to be completed within a 12-month time frame.

The $65,000 Community and Cultural Grant Program replaces the Mayor’s Endowment Fund for the Arts and Community Grants program. Organizations and individual artists are eligible to apply for a grant that is a maximum of 50 per cent of their project budget, up to a maximum of $5,000. Learn More

 

 

Newmarket Celebrates the Arts - Grant Program

The Town of Newmarket in partnership with Newmarket Celebrates the Arts launched a grant program that will support Newmarket's established and aspiring artists, local groups and community organizations in a range of artistic disciplines including visual arts, performing arts (theatre, dance), music, film and literary works.

Newmarket residents, or those involved in Newmarket-based events, can apply for a grant in the following categories: grants for youth (17 and under) - up to $1,000; grants for post-secondary education- up to $5,000; and grants towards project-based events put on by individuals, groups or community organizations - up to $5,000. Learn More

 

 

The Government of Canada - The Canada 150 Fund

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the Canada 150 Fund as Signature Initiatives. Learn More

 

 

ArtsBuild Ontario - Energize Microloan Fund for the Arts 

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings. Learn More

New Energy Conservation Grant

Deadline: CLOSED

ArtsBuild Ontario is pleased to provide a limited number of one-time grants of $2,500 towards the cost of a new renovation or project that will result in lowering of your organization’s monthly energy bill. This grant is part of ArtsBuild Ontario’s Energy Conservation Program, which endeavors to provide energy conservation training and resources to arts organizations that support efforts to reduce yearly energy consumption. Learn More

 

 

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf
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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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