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Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Funding

Contributing to the success and development of emerging artists from around the world since 1955.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest standing, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

QT2S / BIPOC (Queer / Trans, 2 Spirit and/or Black, Indigenous and People of Colour)
Spark was created to help amplify the voices of QT2S & BIPOC writers in Canada.

Monthly Literary Prize dedicated to underrepresented writers in Canada.
Genres: Poetry/Prose/Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction

There are no themes. There is no minimum or maximum word count. There is no submission fee. Only non-published work (print or online).

One submission per...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

Soul was created to help amplify the voices of disabled writers in Canada (including but not limited those who are physically/invisibly disabled, d/Deaf, blind, neurodivergent, chronically ill or suffering from mental health issues).

Monthly Literary Prize dedicated to underrepresented writers in Canada.
Genres: Poetry/Prose/Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction

There are no themes. There is no minimum or maximum word count. There is no submission fee. Only non-published work (...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

About

Glass Buffalo is a literary magazine in search of mythic power. We’re collecting the words and stories of emerging writers at the University of Alberta in order to cultivate a creative literary community.

Our 2019 writing contests are now open! All writers who are residents of Canada are welcome to submit their best piece of short fiction and poetry to be considered by our accomplished judges for the chance to win a $500...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS) runs many contests throughout the year both for its members and poets at large.

Contests available for poets at large:

The Ultra Short Poetry Competition

Open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada only

First Prize $100 - Second Prize $75 - Third Prize $50 - Fourth Prize $25
Plus 36 Judge's Choice Award

Contest Deadline: Submissions to be postmarked on or before June 30, 2019...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Funding

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.

Our production funds provide Canadian and international documentary projects with much-needed development, production and completion grants, as well as valuable professional development opportunities.

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Funding region: Manitoba
Type: Funding

In 2018, the MAAE will be giving out FOUR PROJECT GRANTS of $1000 each.  If you have a spectacular project in mind, and you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below, (and you are a member of the MAAE), we encourage you to apply for a grant! 

Who is eligible to apply?

You must be an MAAE member who is currently teaching Grade K-12 students in the Manitoba school system. The MAAE provides grants to MAAE teaching members...


Funding region: Nova Scotia
Type: Funding

A Scholarship Fund for Local Musicians

This Fund was established in memory of Hugh Douglas Langin, Halifax’s strongest living statement that each of us has the potential to change and im­prove at any point in our life. Injured at birth, Hugh had challenges throughout his life, yet his thirst for knowledge and understanding was life long. Hughie’s greatest passion was music. He loved the music and musi­cians throughout Halifax loved him....


Funding region: Shelburne County
Type: Funding

Purpose:

The Shelburne County Arts Council is proud to offer an art scholarship for any graduating student or graduate residing within Shelburne County. This scholarship is intended to reward arts students for past accomplishments and to encourage future pursuits in the arts.

A Brief History

The Shelburne County Arts Council was established in 2001. Our mandate is to support and promote the development of art, artists and art...


Funding region: Quinte
Type: Contest, Funding

The purpose of Quinte Arts Council’s arts education, awards and bursaries program is to:

  • provide quality visual and performing arts training in the classroom or at local schools in the  Quinte Area to students grades K to 12
  • educate students about other cultures
  • encourage post- secondary education in an arts field
  • recognize those in our community who have made a significant contribution to arts and culture

Arts Education...