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Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Mentorships
Eligible applicants: Arts organizations, Individual artists & artist educators, Individuals - youth specific

FUTURES/forward is a National Mentorship Program in Community-Engaged Arts for Social Change (ASC) in Association with Environmental Organizations Across Canada!

→ Are you an early to mid-career community-engaged artist who would benefit from the support of a senior ASC artist? Are you passionate about climate justice?

→ Are you a seasoned community-engaged artist interested in sharing your gifts of experience and wisdom with those newer to the field...


Funding region: Ontario
Type: Contest
Eligible applicants: Individual artists & artist educators

Overview: OAEA Awards

  • recognize excellence in visual and media art education in the province of Ontario
  • focus professional attention on and increase public awareness of quality art education, exemplary art educators, and the importance of quality art education
  • set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved
  • provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn the respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for...

Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Contest
Eligible applicants: Individual artists & artist educators

In 2016, Prologue Performing Arts launched the Arts Champion Awards to recognize educators, community leaders and presenters who work tirelessly to ensure that young people have access to performing arts experiences. The award is made annually to at least one individual who exemplifies the vision that Prologue has supported for over half a century!

Recipients of the 2020 Arts Champion Award will be acknowledged with the following:

  • Public recognition at the 2020 Prologue...

Funding region: Windsor
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Individuals - youth specific

One grant is presented to a graduating high school student entering university or college in one of the following programs: literary arts, performing arts, or visual arts.

Value: $2,000

Eligibility Requirements
The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Youth Grant

  • Has been a resident of the City of Windsor or one of the municipalities within Essex County for at least one year prior to applying for this grant.
  • Is a Canadian citizen or a permanent...

Funding region: Windsor
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Individual artists & artist educators

The Elizabeth Havelock Grant in the Arts is awarded to support the professional and creative development of the mid-career artist in any discipline. This grant may be used to:

  • Sustain the artist;
  • Develop a new project;
  • Support an ongoing project;
  • Aid research and study;
  • Promote new forms of art to the general public;
  • and/or Encourage creativity and innovation.

Artists who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged...


Funding region: Windsor
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Artist collectives, Arts organizations, Individual artists & artist educators

4 grants are presented to individual professional artists / arts professionals, ad hoc groups, collectives,  organizations and businesses dedicated to developing the arts in the following areas:

  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • The Carolyne Rourke Visual Arts Infrastructure Grant

Value: $3,000 each

Arts Infrastructure Grants are awarded to individual professional artists/arts professionals, ad hoc groups,...


Funding region: Windsor
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Individual artists & artist educators, Individuals - youth specific

4 grants are presented to support the professional and creative development of emerging artists in the following areas:

  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • The Lois Smedick Emerging Artist in Visual Arts Grant

Value: $3,000 each

Emerging Artist Grants are awarded to support the professional and creative development of artists at the start of their careers. These grants may be used to:

  • Sustain the artist;...

Funding region: Canada-wide
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Artist collectives, Arts organizations, Individual artists & artist educators

The Short-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional and aspiring artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations. Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting up to 12 months.


Funding region: British Columbia
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Artist collectives, Arts organizations, Individual artists & artist educators

ARTS FUNDING TO COMMUNITIES

Objectives:

  • Fund individual or group projects
  • Respond to unique local issues
  • Provide funds to artists, or to arts and cultural groups
  • Involve more artists in local arts projects and arts decision making
  • Raise awareness of artists as belonging to the Basin and being interpreters of Basin culture

Who can apply?  Funding is available to...


Funding region: Ontario
Type: Funding & grants
Eligible applicants: Arts organizations

Grants that broaden access, improve community spaces to achieve a Priority Outcome

Activities funded include:

  • Buying and installing equipment
  • Doing renovations, installations and repairs
  • Building structures or spaces
  • Making better use of technological resources

AMOUNT: From $5,000 to $150,000
TERM: Up to 1 year