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. 

Apr 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines (all disciplines):

  1. BC Gaming: Community Gaming Grants (Arts & Culture) (Application Window for Arts & Culture Orgs: opens Feb 1; closes May 31)
  2. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (application window Mar 1 – May 31, 2017 – for events scheduled July 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2018)
  3. BCAC Arts Based Community Development (ABCD) (Apr 1)
  4. The Leon and Thea Koerner Award (Project Assistance)  (Apr 1)
  5. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Apr 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)
  6. Canada Post Community Foundation (April 5)
  7. City of Vancouver Theatre Rental Grant Program (Application) (2017 deadline not announced: 2016 Deadline was Apr 6)
  8. Recreation Foundation of BC Grant Program (2017 deadline announced: April 7)
  9. ArtStarts: Arts In Education Council (Apr 7 & Oct 27)
  10. City of Vancouver: Cultural Infrastructure Grant Program (2017 deadline announced: April 12)
  11. BCAC Project Assistance – Professional Arts Training (Apr 15)
  12. City of Vancouver Neighbourhood Matching Fund (Apr 15 & Oct 15)
  13. Telus Community Board Donation Program (Vancouver) (2017 deadlines: Jan 20, Apr 21, Aug 4, Oct 13)
  14. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Apr 21)
  15. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Apr 21)
  16. City of Vancouver DTES Capital Grants (2017 deadline not yet announced; 2016 deadline Apr 21)
  17. Work BC: Job Creation Partnerships (no deadline, constant intake)
  18. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  19. 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)
  20. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
  21. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE:  Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  22. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  23. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)
  24. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  25. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  26. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  27. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  28. NEW: ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

Aboriginal/First Peoples/Indigenous Arts Deadlines:

  1. NEW: CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  2. NEW: Canada Council 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)
  3. NEW: CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Short-Term Projects (2017 deadlines: Apr 15; Sept 21; Dec 21; Mar 21, 2018)
  4. NEW: CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples):  Long-Term Projects (2017 deadlines: Apr 15; Dec 21)

Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:

  1. Access Copyright Foundation: Professional Development Grant(Apr 1)
  2. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Apr 1, Aug 1,  Dec 1)
  3. BCAC Project Assistance – Arts Periodicals (Apr 15)
  4. BCAC: Literary Arts: Professional Project Assistance (Apr 15)
  5. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30 –  for festivals starting between Jan 1 and Jun 30)
  6. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Apr 1 & Oct 1)
  7. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Apr 1, Aug 1,  Dec 1)
  4. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Theatre) (Apr 15)
  5. FACTOR: Business Development Program (Apr 27)
  6. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30 –  for festivals starting between Jan 1 and Jun 30)
  7. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Apr 1 & Oct 1)
  8. FACTOR: Business Travel (constant intake; application must be submitted at least 6 months prior to departure date)
  9. 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.)

Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Apr 1, Aug 1,  Dec 1)
  2. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Theatre) (Apr 15)
  3. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30 –  for festivals starting between Jan 1 and Jun 30)
  4. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Apr 1 & Oct 1)
  5. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Apr 1, Aug 1,  Dec 1)
  2. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Theatre) (Apr 15)
  3. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Local Festivals Component) (Apr 30 –  for festivals starting between Jan 1 and Jun 30)
  4. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Apr 1 & Oct 1)

For Individual Artists (all disciplines):

  1. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Apr 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)
  2. ArtStarts: Creative Spark Vancouver (Apr 21)
  3. BCAC: Scholarship Awards (Apr 30)
  4. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE:  Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  5. NEW: EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  6. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)
  7. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  8. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  9. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  10. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  11. NEW: ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

Mar 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; closes May 31)
  2. Co-Op Community Spaces Program (Mar 1)
  3. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (application window Mar 1 – May 31, 2017 – for events scheduled July 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2018)
  4. City of Vancouver: Community  Arts Grant Program (Mar 1)
  5. City of Vancouver Theatre Rental Grant Program (Applications available: Feb 21, 2017; Confirmation of Venue Dates Deadline for New Applicants: Mar 3)
  6. Kinder Morgan Foundation (Mar 10)
  7. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
  8. Hamber Foundation (Mar 15 & Sept 15)
  9. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
  10. Community Arts Council of Vancouver: DTES Community Arts Fund Program (Mar 20)
  11. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (Mar 24; deadlines monthly)
  12. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (Mar 24; deadlines monthly)
  13. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants (Full Application) (Mar 27)
  14. CLICK Foundation  – Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids (Mar 31 & Oct 31)
  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. BCAC Operating Assistance – Arts Periodicals (Mar 15)
  2. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
  2. BCAC Performing Arts Operating (Music, Theatre, Dance) (Mar 15)
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. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives (Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists) (Period One Deadline: March 1, 2017 for events occurring between April 1 – June 30, 2017)
  5. MUCHFact Awards (2017 Deadlines: Jan 12, Mar 9, May 4, Jun 29, Sep 7, Nov 2)
  6. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
  7. BCAC Performing Arts Operating (Music, Theatre, Dance) (Mar 15)
  8. FACTOR: Business Travel (constant intake; application must be submitted at least 6 months prior to departure date)
  9. 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.)
Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Training Organizations (Mar 15)
  2. BCAC Performing Arts Operating (Music, Theatre, Dance) (Mar 15)
Individuals Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:
  1. MUCHFact Awards (2017 Deadlines: Jan 12, Mar 9, May 4, Jun 29, Sep 7, Nov 2)

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)