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Arts & Cultural Grants

Ontario Arts Council Deaf and Disability Art Projects

Deadline: October 11th, 1 pm

The program supports Ontario-based artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability, or ad hoc groups/collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists and/or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability. It funds all contemporary and traditional art practices that are supported at OAC.  Learn More

Ontario Arts Council Craft Projects

Deadline: October 17th 1pm

The program supports craft-based practices through grants to Ontario-based artists, curators, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. Learn more

Ontario Arts Council Literary Creation Works

Deadline: October 25th, 1pm

The program supports Ontario-based literary artists to complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire.  Learn More

Professional Theatre Training Program

Deadline: October 1st and March 1st

Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance. Learn more about eligibility here

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

Deadline: December 15, 2018

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham is a third-party recommender for the Ontario Arts Council’s (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. 

This program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their artwork in a confirmed public exhibition. The 2018-19 program is active from June 15, 2018 until January 15, 2019 and the Varley Art Gallery has a fixed submission date: December 15, 2018. We encourage applications from artists residing in York Region and from artists who reflect the cultural diversity of our region. Recommendations are based on artistic merit and the professional context of the project.

New this year, all applications are submitted through the OAC’s Nova online site. Please visit the OAC’s website for more information on this recent change, as well as a breakdown of eligible and ineligible expenses.

For more information contact Anik Glaude, Curator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905-477-7000 x3262

Community Improvement Plan: Grants for Office Redevelopment and Downtown Revitilization in Richmond Hill

Application Deadline: TBC

The CIP outlines three grant programs that businesses and property owners can utilize:

Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (TIEG) for Office The Tax Increment Equivalent Grant supports the development of new office space that is 1,600 square meters or greater within the Town’s Centres and Corridors as well as the Newkirk and East Beaver Creek Business Parks through the return of portions of property taxes over a 10-year period.

Building Renovation Grant Program The Building Renovation Grant Program provides grants of up to $50,000 for building renovations resulting in the creation of new office space within the Downtown Local Centre, Oak Ridges Local Centre and the Newkirk and Beaver Creek Business Parks.

Façade Improvement, Landscape and Signage Grant The Façade Improvement, Landscape and Signage Grant provides grants ranging in value from $1,000 to $32,500 for projects that are related to the revitalization of the Downtown Local Centre.

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Indigenous Cultural Fund 

Application Deadline: Multiple and ongoing deadlines for each of the three granting categories under this program.

The Ontario Arts Council's Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) was created to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. The new fund is administered by Indigenous staff members at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), on behalf of the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS). 

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Factor Artist Development

Deadlines: September 27, 2018 and January 31, 2019

The Artist Development Program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward one year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring & showcasing, video production, marketing and promotion. These activities must be detailed in an Artist Development Plan, which will be submitted to FACTOR as a required element of the application. Learn more. 

Events, Arts, and Activations Funding Program (Danforth Mosaic BIA)

Deadline: ongoing- submit applications at least 90 days before event. 

The Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an organization that represents over 600 businesses along Danforth Avenue from Jones Avenue to Westlake Avenue. The goal of this program is to foster and enhance events, arts, and activations within the Danforth Mosaic BIA neighbourhood that will benefit the business district and will make the neighbourhood a livelier and more vibrant place to live and visit. The Board of the Danforth Mosaic BIA is interested in sponsoring events of various sizes – from small local events to larger community events. Learn more. 

Ontario Trillium Foundation

OTF is pleased to announce that it will be providing a number of grant opportunities in 2018 with the following application deadlines:

TRANSFORM (new dates)

  • Organization Registration Deadline: October 17, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND (new dates)

  • Expression of Interest Deadline: August 30, 2018
  • Organization Registration Deadline: October 31, 2018

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Granting & Funding Agencies 

 

Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

In 2013-2014, OAC funded 1,737individual artists and 1,095 organizations in 223 Ontario communities, for a total of $52.1 million. Learn More

CanExport

The Government of Canada’s CanExport Program will provide up to $50 million over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities and markets, particularly high-growth priority markets and sectors. CanExport is expected to assist up to 1,000 exporters per year across the country. Learn More

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts – fostering and promoting the arts in Canada since 1957. Learn More

Town of Georgina: Economic Development and Community Building Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing

The Economic Development and Community Building Grant Program provides financial assistance to programs/events that serve to promote the Town of Georgina externally, generates economic opportunities for the local business community and provides for the betterment of the Community. Learn More

Ontario Trillium Foundation

One of the largest grantmakers in Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation is unique for its deployment of 330 volunteers to review and analyze more than 3,000 grant applications each year. To make great grants that help create vibrant and healthy communities, program staff rely on our volunteers to bring their knowledge of local community needs and sectoral expertise to the grant review process.

OTF awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors. An agency of the Ontario government with an annual budget of over $100 million, OTF is always looking for ways to be a more effective grantmaker as well as a thought leader.

In 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation celebrated thirty years of granting. The Foundation marked this important milestone with a reflection on its successes, challenges, and lessons learned over the past three decades. Learn More

First Nations Writers Grant Proposal Handbook & Guidance

The First Peoples' Cultural Council is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia. We provide funding and resources to communities, monitor the status of First Nations languages and develop policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government. For many of us, writing a grant application or proposal can seem overwhelming. Simply figuring out which funding program to apply to can be confusing and explaining our ideas clearly on an application form isn’t always easy.

Arts staff at FPCC developed the Artist Grant Proposal Writing Handbook to offer suggestions and clarify the process of writing an arts grant proposal. Learn More

 

 

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf

ArtsBuild Ontario and Community Forward Foundation have established The Energize Microloan Fund to provide Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations with the opportunity to make their spaces more energy efficient and contribute to global greening efforts with access to capital and ArtsBuild Ontario’s programs and services.

This fund will provide nonprofit arts organizations small loans from $2,500 to $5,000 at an interest rate of 3.5%* that can be used for the purpose of funding projects that could reduce their energy consumption or towards plans, reports or audits needed to qualify for/or understand the energy efficiency of their buildings.

- See more at: http://www.artsbuildontario.ca/financing/energize-microloan-for-the-arts/#sthash.fduReqAD.dpuf
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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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