New BC Gaming (Community Grant Program) Guidelines for 2017

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 – REGULAR 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. 

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 deadlinesApr 15, 2017; 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 15 2017; 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 15 2017; 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 20, 2017; 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 1, 2017; publishers of both books and magazines: May 1, 2017; 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: Apr 20, 2017; 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: Apr 20, 2017; 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

Jan 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines/Service/Community (all disciplines):
  1. NEW: CHRC Talent to Lead (T2L) Mentorship Program (Jan 10 deadline extended to Jan 20, 2017)
  2. Kinder Morgan Foundation (Jan 10)
  3. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants (EOI) (Jan 10)
  4. BCAC Youth Engagement Program (Jan 15)
  5. Service Canada/Canadian Heritage: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (Jan 16, 2017)
  6. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (Jan 20, 2017; deadlines monthly)
  7. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (Jan 20, 2017; deadlines monthly)
  8. Telus Community Board Donation Program (Vancouver) (2017 deadlines: Jan 20, Apr 21, Aug 4, Oct 13)
  9. Updated: HRSDC Canada Summer Jobs (2017 deadline extended: Feb 3, 2017; Jan 20)
  10. Western Economic Diversification Canada: Western Diversification Program (WDP) (opens Jan 25; closes on Feb 23, 2017).
  11. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Festivals (Jan 30)
  12. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
  13. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Audience and Market Development Travel Grants (any time before departure date until Feb 28, 2017)
  14. Work BC: Job Creation Partnerships (no deadline, constant intake)
  15. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  16. 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)
  17. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
Aboriginal/First Peoples/Indigenous Arts Deadlines:
  1. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
  2. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  3. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Music: Travel Grants (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Festivals (Jan 30)
  2. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Artists and Community Collaboration Program in Media Arts (Jan 15, 2017)
  3. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Book Publishing Support: Translation Grants (Jan 30, 2017)
  4. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
  5. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Inter-Arts Office: Travel Grants to Artists (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  6. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Emergency Fund (any time until Feb 28, 2017)
  7. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants to Media Arts Professionals (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  8. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants for Professional Writers (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  9. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council International Translation Grants (any time before the translation has been completed until Jan 31, 2017)
Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:
  1. BCTC: Community Presenter Youth Engagement (Note: 2017 deadline not yet posted)
  2. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Festivals (Jan 30)
  3. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
  4. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants to Dance Professionals (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
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. MUCHFact Awards (2017 Deadlines: Jan 12, Mar 09, May 04, Jun 29, Sep 07, Nov 02)
  5. BCTC: Community Presenter Youth Engagement (Note: 2017 deadline not yet posted)
  6. SOCAN Composer Outreach Residencies (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  7. SOCAN Concert Music Education Grants (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  8. SOCAN Concert Music Events & Projects (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  9. SOCAN Concert Music Festivals (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  10. SOCAN Concert Music Multi-Program (Invite Only) (Jan 15)
  11. SOCAN Concert Music Publications (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  12. SOCAN Concert Music Seasons (Jan 15)
  13. SOCAN Popular Music Education (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  14. SOCAN Popular Music Events & Projects (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  15. SOCAN Popular Music Festivals (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  16. SOCAN Popular Music Publications  (Jan 15 & Sept 15)
  17. FACTOR Artist Development Program (Jan 26 (Deadline to submit new / unrated profiles: Jan 19, 2017)
  18. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Festivals (Jan 30)
  19. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
  20. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council: Music Travel Grants (Jan 31, 2017)
Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:
  1. BCTC: Community Presenter Youth Engagement (Note: 2017 deadline not yet posted)
  2. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Festivals (Jan 30)
  3. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants to Theatre Artists (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  4. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Travel Grants for Theatre Artistic Directors, Administrators and Presenters (any time before departure date until Jan 31, 2017)
  5. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Jan 31, April 30, Sept 30)
Individual Artists (All Disciplines) Deadlines:
  1. YVR Arts Foundation: (First Nations) Youth Scholarships (Jan 27)
  2. YVR Arts Foundation: (First Nations) Mid-Career Artists Scholarships (Jan 27)
  3. NEW (last) Deadline: Canada Council Audience and Market Development Travel Grants (any time before departure date until Feb 28, 2017)