Category Archives: Featured Grant Program

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. 

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

Grant Spotlight #26: BC Collaborative Spaces Program

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Arts and Cultural Development Branch: B.C. COLLABORATIVE SPACES PROGRAM

Details: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/arts-culture/creative-economy

Deadline: September 1, 2016

The Province of B.C. supports culturally-rich communities and a creative economy that fosters sustainable jobs, economic growth and a vibrant social fabric.

The Arts and Cultural Development Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development supports excellence in the creative sector to enhance the cultural, social and economic development of B.C. This is done through strategic, transparent investment and innovative partnerships within the sector and across government.

COLLABORATIVE SPACES:
A collaborative space is a physical place where groups and/or individuals come together to further artistic practice, creative production and/or presentation. This could also include the sharing of management and/or administrative resources. These spaces can be mixed use and flexible, community focused and accessed by multiple groups.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
The B.C. Collaborative Spaces Program is designed to foster spaces that enable B.C.’s creative professionals and organizations to work together in innovative and creative ways. This program is part of the Province’s Creative Economy Strategy, which promotes the value of creativity and encourages co-operation, while at the same time, driving innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship. www.gov.bc.ca/creativeeconomy

PROGRAM GOALS:
• Increase shared resources for the arts and culture sector, such as flexible workspaces; exhibition, rehearsal or performance spaces; social, meeting or networking spaces; and business support and/or administration tools;
• Strengthen partnerships and create opportunities for cross-fertilization between a varied mix of community cultural stakeholders and creative professionals;
• Enhance levels of artistic creation/production and community engagement;
• Improve access to cultural spaces for equity-seeking groups, including culturally-diverse communities, people with disabilities, youth, regional artists and audiences;
• Enhance and increase engagement with Indigenous artists and communities through access to cultural spaces;
• Increase organizational and operational sustainability; and
• Support and grow the local, regional and/or provincial creative economy.

AWARDS:
The maximum grant available is:
• Up to $50,000 for the renovation and improvement of existing space and facilities; OR
• Up to $50,000 for the purchase of specialized equipment; OR
• Up to $50,000 (combined total) for the purchase of specialized equipment and the renovation and improvement of existing space and facilities.

ELIGIBILITY:
An applicant must be a:
• Non-profit organization that is:
o Governed by an active Board of Directors;
o Incorporated under B.C.’s Society Act or Cooperative Association Act, section 178;
o Focused on delivering arts and/or cultural programming or services as stated in the organization’s mandate and mission; and
o In operation for at least one fiscal year; or
• Band Council; or
• Aboriginal Friendship Centre (in operation for at least one fiscal year).

Tenancy Requirements:
The applicant must own the space or have a signed long-term (ten year minimum) lease and provide a stated intention to maintain the facility into the future for cultural purposes.  Organizations with less than ten years remaining on their lease must include a signed letter
(tenant and landlord) indicating a commitment to renew the lease upon its expiration. Applicants with different tenancy arrangements should contact the program manager, to discuss the situation.

CONTACT: Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Arts and Cultural Development Branch.
Attn: B.C. Collaborative Spaces Program
artsandculture@gov.bc.ca or by phone at 250-356-1718.