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Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

Submissions open NOW until August 2, 2019!

Canada’s Walk of Fame is looking for the country’s best young musicians – the RBC Emerging Musician Program, (formerly the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, Supported by RBC) is back for its 7th and biggest year yet! Submit a video or audio performance for your chance to win!

The Emerging Musician Program will select and support 5 winners from across the country by providing them with tangible...


Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest

Deadline: 5:00 PM EST on August 30th, 2019

The contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of the province of Quebec)

Total Prize Value: $100,000

The first place winner will receive:

  • Recording of 6 original songs with an established Canadian producer
  • Multiplatform digital EP release, distributed worldwide via Black Box Music
  • Press/promotion and marketing/sales support around ...

Funding region: Hamilton, Burlington
Type: Contest

Presented by
The Hamilton Public Library and The Hamilton Spectator

Submit online at teens.hpl.ca
Call for Entry - Contest Closes September 30, 2019

Writers of short stories and poetry are encouraged to submit their works to the 25th Annual Power of the Pen Creative Writing Contest. Entrants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and be a resident of Hamilton, Burlington, Flamborough, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Grimbsy and communities within the...


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...