New BC Gaming (Community Grant Program) Guidelines for 2017

Great news just posted by the BC Alliance: BC gaming announces $5mil for new capital projects — more details here. 

Gaming has revised its guidelines for the 2017 Community Grant Program – go here to view.

I have recently completed an analysis of these new guidelines, against the previous years’ document — the changes to this year’s guidelines are largely in format/organization, rather than substance (although there are a few new section regarding service organizations). I also recently attended an information session at the BC Alliance for Arts & Culture (Feb 6, 2017), regarding the new guidelines.

For my analysis on the guidelines, you can download my edited version: 
2017 Community Grant Program Guidelines – changes&additions
Wording/substance changes to this year’s guidelines are highlighted; in addition, important notes/clarifications from the Feb 6th session are denoted with comments (in red).

In addition, as many of you may know, I use ‘worksheets’ for the preparation of my clients’ Gaming applications, which helps with pre-prep for the online form. You are welcome to download and use these, if you wish:

  1. LDCC 2017 Gaming Community Grant – REGULAR Form Worksheet: 2017 Community Grant Program Appl Questions (Regular Form)
  2. LDCC 2017 Gaming Community Grant – SHORT Form Worksheet: 2017 Community Grant Program Appl Questions (Short Form)

Last but note least…I will be presenting a “Navigating Gaming” workshop at the BC Alliance on March 22, 2017. Click here for more information or to register. 

Feb 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines/Service/Community (all disciplines):
  1. BC Gaming: Community Gaming Grants (Arts & Culture) (Application Window for Arts & Culture Orgs: opens Feb 1; ends May 31)
  2. CHRC YCW BCH Arts: Youth Internship Program for Careers in Arts Administration/Cultural Management and Arts Practice (Feb 1)
  3. Updated: HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (2017 deadline extended: Feb 3, 2017; Jan 20)
  4. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants (Winter Cycle Full Application) (Feb 9)
  5. NEW:  BC | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada (Feb 10)
  6. City of Vancouver Theatre Rental Grant Program (Venue Booking Form) (2017 deadline: not yet posted; 2016 deadline was Feb 10)
  7. BC Artscape Cultural Space Development Mentorship & Coaching Program (2017 deadline not yet posted: 2016 deadline was Feb 19)
  8. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program  (Feb 17; deadlines monthly)
  9. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (Feb 17; deadlines monthly)
  10. Western Economic Diversification Canada: Western Diversification Program (WDP) (opens Jan 25; closes on Feb 23, 2017).
  11. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2017 deadlines announced: Feb 24, May 19, Aug 25)
  12. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants for Youth (Spring Cycle – EOI) (Feb 24)
  13. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2017 deadlines: Feb 24, May 19, Aug 25)
  14. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Audience and Market Development Travel Grants (any time before departure date until Feb 28, 2017)
  15. Work BC: Job Creation Partnerships (no deadline, constant intake)
  16. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  17. Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (no deadline, constant intake; NOTE: recent changes (May 2016) were made to the program guidelines & forms; feasibility studies are again eligible)
  18. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:
  1. Access Copyright Foundation Grants: Marian Hebb Research Grants (Feb 1)
  2. BravoFACTUAL (Feb 24)
Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:
  1. Update (Jan 19): No Longer Accepting Applications: BC Music Fund: Sound Recording Program (Applications  accepted on a first come, first served basis starting Dec 1, 2016; until funds are no longer available)
  2. NEW: BC Music Fund: Research Program (Applications accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis starting Dec 15, 2016, and ending on March 31, 2018; until funds for the program are no longer available)
  3. NEW: BC Music Fund: Industry Initiatives Program (Applications accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis starting Dec 15, 2016, and ending on March 31, 2018; until funds for the program are no longer available)
  4. NEW: BC Music Fund: Live Music Program (Feb 1 & June 1, 2017)
  5. FACTOR: Business Travel (constant intake; application must be submitted at least 6 months prior to departure date)
  6. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives (Industry Events; Showcase Production for Artists from Official Language Minority Communities; Digital Marketing) (constant intake; application must be submitted at least 5 months prior to commencement of the event or project.)
Individuals Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:
  1. NEW: Access Copyright Foundation Grants: Marian Hebb Research Grants (Feb 1)
  2. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Audience and Market Development Travel Grants (any time before departure date until Feb 28, 2017)

Canada Council Grant Deadlines 2017 (New Funding Model)

NOTE: ALL organizations, groups and individuals MUST register in the new portal system (30 days in advance) before they can apply under Council’s new programming model in 2017. Once you have completed the registration process (and been approved, which can take 15+ days just FYI), their system will automatically generate a list of funding programs for which you are potentially eligible to apply.


A summary of ALL the new Canada Council new funding model program types & deadlines (click links to view guidelines):

EXPLORE AND CREATE:  Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)

EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)

EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to Realization (Project Requests 2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; Composite Requests 2017 deadlines: Apr 30, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Nov 15 2017; Mar 31, 2018)

EXPLORE AND CREATEArtist-Driven Organizations (CORE funding program). (2017 deadline: July 4, 2017 (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)

ENGAGE AND SUSTAIN:  Artistic Catalysts (CORE funding program). (2017 deadline: May 1, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)

ENGAGE AND SUSTAIN: Artistic Institutions (CORE funding program). (2017 deadline:  Jun 1, 2017 (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)

CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Small-Scale Activities (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)

CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Short-Term Projects (2017 deadlines: Apr 30, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Sept 21, 2017; Dec 21, 2017; Mar 21, 2018)

CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples):  Long-Term Projects (2017 deadlines: Apr 30, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Dec 21, 2017)

CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Indigenous Organizations (CORE funding program(2017 deadline: Jun 15, 2017 (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Sector Innovation and Development (2017 deadlines: Apr 30, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Dec 15, 2017)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE:  Literary Publishing Projects (2017 deadlines: Oct 10, 2017, Mar 15, 2018)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Literary Publishers (2017 deadlines:  magazine publishers: May 8, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17)publishers of both books and magazines: May 8, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); book publishers: Jun 15, 2017) (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE:  Support Organizations (2017 deadlines: May 15, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)

SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: National Arts Service Organizations (CORE funding program) (2017 deadlines: Jun 15, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019) 

ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2017 deadlines: Jun 10, 2017; Oct 20, 2017; Jan 20, 2018)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (2017 deadlines: May 10, 2017; Sept 25, 2017, Jan 25, 2018)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Foreign Artist Tours (2017 deadlines: May 10, 2017; Sept 25, 2017, Jan 25, 2018)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Public Outreach (2017 deadlines: April, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Nov 10, 2017)

ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Arts Festivals and Presenters  (CORE Funding program) (2017 deadline: Jun 1, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)

ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (2017 deadlines: May 5, 2017; Sept 10, 2017; Dec 5, 2017; Feb 20, 2018)

ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

ARTS ABROAD: Co-productions (2017 deadline: 2017 deadlines: Apr 30, 2017 (revised Mar 10/17); Nov 1, 2017)

Grant Spotlight #27: City of Vancouver Cultural Grant Program

Details: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/cultural-grants-program.aspx

Deadline: December 7, 2017

2017 Project Application template: 2017-cofv-projects-appl-questions-template
2017 Annual Assistance Application template: 2017-cofv-annual-assistance-appl-questions-template
2017 Operating Application template2017-cofv-operating-appl-questions-template

CONTACTS:

Karen Hasselfelt
Cultural Planner: Project Grants
604-871-6045 karen.hasselfelt@vancouver.ca

Cherryl Masters
Cultural Planner: Operating Grants
604-871-6498 cherryl.masters@vancouver.ca

Metha Brown
Cultural Planner: Annual Assistance Grants
604.673-8411 metha.brown@vancouver.ca