Summer is a great time to enjoy the arts in Canada, with so many events across country. Some of our favorites include the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ottawa BluesFest, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. This week, we thought we’d share some granting opportunities for the arts organizations.
The Toronto Arts Council is an arm’s length body that supports the development, accessibility and excellence of the arts. Created through funding from the city of Toronto, the TAC offers grants programs to the city’s arts organizations and professional artists. They offer granting programs within six main areas: community arts, dance, literary, music, theatre and visual/media arts. Deadlines vary depending on the type of support but the deadline for project grants in each discipline is August 1st.
The British Columbia Arts Council offers several granting programs for specific artistic disciplines and also offers professional development grants to artists and administrators who want to take advantage of opportunities which require travel or who undertake specific learning activities to advance their practice or career. Applications are reviewed three times a year: the next deadline is August 1st.
The Arts and Crafts Development Program of the Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation accepts grant applications year-round. They offer funding for arts organizations, as well as artists, and will consider requests that include the purchase of art materials, supplies and equipment, website development, marketing tools and training and programming in the arts for youth.
The New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture Department administers many provincial grants for the arts, including Touring and Presenting grants. Open to Francophone arts organizations or artists, these two programs are accepting applications until August 15th and support those who wish to tour with or present a French-language artistic show within the province.
Officially a crown corporation and not a government funding program, the Canada Council for the Arts is the national arts funding agency. Their database currently lists about 80 different grants available to arts organizations, so be sure to review their website for programs and deadlines.
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