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May 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. Kinder Morgan Foundation (May 10, July 10, Sept 10, Nov 10, Jan 10, Mar 10)
  4. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2017 deadlines: Feb 24, May 19, Aug 25)
  5. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: May 19)
  6. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: May 19)
  7. 2017 Deadline announced: Metro Vancouver Cultural Grants (May 24)
  8. ArtStarts: Artists in The Classroom(AIC) (May 26 & Oct 16)
  9. Work BC: Job Creation Partnerships (no deadline, constant intake)
  10. HRSDC Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (No deadline; local & regional projects application are accepted on an ongoing basis)
  11. 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)
  12. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants  (NO deadline; BUT you must apply 18 weeks in advance of your planned event/project)
  13. NEW: Canada Council 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)
  14. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (2017 deadlines: May 5, 2017; Sept 10, 2017; Dec 5, 2017; Feb 20, 2018)
  15. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (2017 deadlines: May 10, 2017; Sept 25, 2017, Jan 25, 2018)
  16. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Foreign Artist Tours (2017 deadlines:May 10, 2017; Sept 25, 2017, Jan 25, 2018)
  17. NEW: Canada Council 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)
  18. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE:  Professional Development for Artists (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  19. NEW: Canada Council EXPLORE AND CREATE: Research and Creation (2017 deadlines: any time before the start date of your project)
  20. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (2017 deadline: any time before the start date of your project)
  21. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  22. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ACROSS CANADA:  Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  23. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Travel (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  24. NEW: Canada Council ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)
  25. NEW: ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (2017 deadline: any time before your departure date)

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

  1. NEW: Canada Council SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Literary Publishers (2017 deadlines:  magazine publishers: May 1, 2017; publishers of both books and magazines: May 1, 2017) (2-year grants for your organization’s fiscal years beginning in 2017 and 2018)

Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:

  1. NEW: BC Music Fund: Careers of BC Artists (Deadline: May 1, 2017)
  2. 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).
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. MUCHFact Awards (2017 Deadlines: Jan 12, Mar 9, May 4, Jun 29, Sep 7, Nov 2)
  6. FACTOR Artist Development Program (2017 deadlines: further deadlines not yet announced, check website for updates)

Individual Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:

  1. The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award (Theatre Artists) (May 16, 2017) – for more info email: johnandlarry@live.ca
  2. BCAC Project Assistance for Media Artists (May 31)

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)

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)

Dec 2016 Grant Deadlines

General Deadlines/Service/Community (all disciplines):
  1. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Dec 1, Apr 1, Aug 1)
  2. BCAC Touring Initiatives  (Dec 1, Apr 1, Aug 1)
  3. Canadian Heritage Endowment Incentives Program (Dec 1)
  4. City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program – Operating (Dec 7)
  5. City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program – Annual Assistance (Dec 7)
  6. City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program – Project (Dec 7)
  7. Coast Capital Community Investment Grants (Dec 7)
  8. Port Metro Vancouver Community Investment Program (Dec 8: Please submit your application one week prior to Dec 8 meeting date)
  9. Vancouver Foundation Arts & Culture Program: Field of Interest Grants (TEST & GROW grants) (Project Overview stage) (Last 2016 deadline: Dec 9, 2016)
  10. UBC: BC History Digitization Program ( Dec 19, 2016)
  11. BC Gaming Multiculturalism Grant Program (2016 deadline announced: Oct 24 to Dec 18, 2016) 
  12. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program  (monthly deadlines: Dec 23)
  13. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Dec 23)
  14. 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)
  15. 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. Canada Council Book Publishing Support: Block Grants (Note: no deadline in 2016)
  2. BravoFACT (next 2016 deadline: Dec 2)
  3. BCAC Block Funding – Book Publishers (Dec 15)
  4. BCAC Title Assistance – Book Publishers (Dec 15)
  5. Canada Council Grants to Major International Exhibitions (Dec 15)
Performing Arts (Music) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Opera/New Opera Program: Annual and Multi-Year Grants (Note: no deadline in 2016)
  2. Canada Council Opera/New Opera Program: Project Grants (Note: no deadline in 2016)
Performing Arts (Theatre/Festivals) Deadlines:
  1. Canada Council Theatre International Program (Components III, IV & V) (Dec 1)
  2. Canada Council Theatre Touring & Special Initiatives Program (Dec 1)
  3. Canada Council: Developmental Support to Aboriginal Theatre Organizations (Note: no deadline in 2016)
Individual Artists (all disciplines) Deadlines:
  1. BCAC Professional Development (Individuals) (Dec 1, Apr 1, Aug 1)
  2. NEW: ArtsStarts Creative Sparks Grants (Dec 15)