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Oct 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines (all disciplines) & Community Arts:
  1. AVIVA Community Fund Proposal Intake 2017 (opens Sept 13, closes Oct 2)
  2. Canada Council John Hobday Awards in Arts Management (Oct 2)
  3. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (Sept 1-Nov 30, 2017 for events scheduled January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
  4. Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Oct 1 & Apr 1)
  5. Telus Community Board Donation Program (Vancouver) (2017 deadlines: Jan 20, Apr 21, Aug 4, Oct 13)
  6. BCAC Project Assistance – Community Arts Development (Oct 15)
  7. City of Vancouver Neighbourhood Matching Fund (Oct 15, Apr 15)
  8. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Arts Festivals (Oct 15)
  9. ARTSTARTS: Artists in The Classroom (AIC) (Oct 16)
  10. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program  (monthly deadlines: Oct 21)
  11. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Oct 21)
  12. BC Gaming Multiculturalism Grant Program (Unknown if program will be available again in 2017, check back for updates; 2016 deadline was  Oct 24 – Dec 18)
  13. (NEW): Canada Council: DIGITAL STRATEGY FUND Digital Literacy and Intelligence: Single-phase initiatives & Multi-phase initiatives (Oct 25, 2017)
  14. (NEW): Canada Council: DIGITAL STRATEGY FUND: Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement: Single-phase initiatives & Multi-phase initiatives (Oct 25, 2017)
  15. (NEW): Canada Council: DIGITAL STRATEGY FUND: Transformation of Organizational Models: Single-phase initiatives & Multi-phase initiatives (Oct 25, 2017)
  16. ArtStarts: Arts In Education Council (Oct 27)
  17. CLICK Foundation  – Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids (Oct 31 & Mar 31)
  18. BC Ministry of Culture: International Presence Program (2017 deadlines not yet posted; intake was Oct until Nov 30, 2016).
  19. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEProfessional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  20. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEResearch and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  21. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project);
  22. Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)
  23. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  24. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  25. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  26. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  27. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  28. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date
  29. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  30. Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (no deadline, constant intake)
  31. 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 Program Deadlines:
  1. First Peoples Culture Council: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships  (Oct 31)
  2. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (Organizations & Collectives) (Oct 31)
  3. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts (Oct 31)
  4. First Peoples Culture Council: Individual Artists Program (Oct 31)
  5. First Peoples Culture Council: Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations (Oct 31)
Visual/Media/Literary/Heritage/Inter-Arts Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Literary Publishing Projects (Oct 10)
  2. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (Oct 20)
  3. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Media Arts Organizations (Oct 15)
  4. BCAC Professional Project Assistance – Museums and Visual Arts Organizations (Oct 15)
Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:
  1. SOCAN Foundation: Travel Assistance (deadline: any time before travel starts)
  2. 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. 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)
Performing Arts (Theatre) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (Oct 20)
For Individual Artists (all disciplines):
  1. First Peoples Culture Council: Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships  (Oct 31)
  2. First Peoples Culture Council: Individual Artists Program (Oct 31)
  3. First Peoples Culture Council: Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations (Oct 31)
  4. First Peoples Culture Council: Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts (Oct 31)
  5. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEProfessional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  6. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEResearch and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  7. Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  8. Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)
  9. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  10. Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  11. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  12. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  13. Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

Aug 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines (all disciplines):

  1. NEW: BC Community Gaming Grants Capital Projects Grants (Application Period: Apply from Aug 1 to Sept 30)
  2. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Apr 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)
  3. Telus Community Board Donation Program (Vancouver) (2017 deadlines: Jan 20, Apr 21, Aug 4, Oct 13)
  4. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Aug 18)
  5. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Aug 18)
  6. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants (Aug 25)
  7. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2017 deadlines: Feb 24, May 19, Aug 25)
  8. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: June 15 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  9. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; (retroactive to April 1, 2017);  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  10. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project;  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017);
  11. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  12. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Sector Innovation and Development (2017 deadlines: June 15, 2017; Dec 15, 2017)
  13. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  14. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  15. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2017 deadlines: any time before you complete the translation)
  16. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  17. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  18. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  19. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  20. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  21. 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)
  22. 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 Touring Initiatives (Aug 1, Dec 1, Apr 1)

Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Aug 1, Dec 1, Apr 1)
  2. SOCAN Annual Operations Grant (Aug 15)

Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Aug 1, Dec 1, Apr 1)

Performing Arts (Dance) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Touring Initiatives (Aug 1, Dec 1, Apr 1)

Individual Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:

  1. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Apr 1, Aug 1, Dec 1)
  2. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: June 15 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  3. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; (retroactive to April 1, 2017);  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  4. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project;  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017);
  5. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  6. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  7. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  8. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  9. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  10. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)

July 2017 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines (all disciplines):
  1.  NEW: BCAC Strategic Opportunities Program (Project Grant Clients ONLY) (July 4, 2017)
  2. NEW: Canada Council: 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)
  3. NEW: Canada Council: ENGAGE AND SUSTAIN:  Artistic Catalysts (CORE funding program). (2017 deadline: July 4, 2017; (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  4. NEW: Canada Council: SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE:  Support Organizations (2017 deadlines: July 4, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  5. NEW: Canada Council: ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Arts Festivals and Presenters  (CORE Funding program) (2017 deadline: July 4, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  6. NEW: Canada Council: SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Literary Publishers (2017 deadlines:  magazine publishers: July 10, 2017publishers of both books and magazines: July 10, 2017; book publishers: July 10, 2017) (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)
  7. NEW: Canada Council: ENGAGE AND SUSTAIN: Artistic Institutions (CORE funding program). (2017 deadline: July 10, 2017;  (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018) 
  8. NEW: Canada Council: SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: National Arts Service Organizations (CORE funding program) (2017 deadlines: July 10, 2017 (3-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017, 2018 and 2019)
  9. NEW: Canada Council: ARTS ABROAD: Co-productions (2017 deadline: July 10, 2017; Nov 1, 2017)
  10. Kinder Morgan Foundation (July 10, Sept 10, Nov 10, Jan 10, Mar 10, May 10)
  11. BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art (2017 Deadline: July 14)
  12. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program  (monthly deadlines: July 21)
  13. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: July 21)
  14.  Employment & Social Development Canada: Enabling Accessibility Fund (July 26, 2017)
  15. Victoria Foundation Community Grants Program (2017 Deadline: July 30)
  16. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: June 15 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  17. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; (retroactive to April 1, 2017);  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  18. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project;  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017);
  19. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  20. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Sector Innovation and Development (2017 deadlines: June 15, 2017; Dec 15, 2017)
  21. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  22. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  23. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2017 deadlines: any time before you complete the translation)
  24. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  25. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  26. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Translation (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  27. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  28. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  29. 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)
  30. 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 Nations Deadlines:

  1. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Indigenous Organizations (CORE funding program(2017 deadline: July 10, 2017 (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)
For Individual Artists (all disciplines):
  1. BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art (2017 Deadline: July 14)
  2. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: June 15 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  3. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project; (retroactive to April 1, 2017);  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017)
  4. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATEConcept to RealizationProject Requests (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project;  Applications received by: June 20 (will receive results by Sept 2017);
  5. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  6. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  7. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  8. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  9. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)
  10. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date; and eligible costs can date back to April 1, 2017)

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.