Digital & Media Arts


FACTOR - Artist Development

The Artist Development program (AD) offers 75% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $5,000 towards a year of artist development activities including sound recording, touring, showcasing, video content production, and marketing.

This program is intended to provide support towards the professionalization and integration of early career artists into the music industry. Artists with an established track record and ongoing market momentum should review the Juried Sound Recording: Album or Juried Sound Recording: Single/EP programs.


Canada Arts Training Fund

The Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF) supports arts training in Canada and contributes to the development of future artists and cultural leaders.

The CATF provides financial support for the ongoing operations of Canadian arts organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international artistic careers, at the highest levels.


Funding priorities are Indigenous and equity arts training.


Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists; local artisans; local heritage performers or specialists; and local First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cultural carriers to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program offers funding through three separate components.


Canada Cultural Investment Fund

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund encourages private sector investment, partnership and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations be better rooted and recognized in their communities.

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides support through three components:

Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives component provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that will help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.


Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit

The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) provides eligible production corporations with a tax credit at a rate of 16 per cent of the qualified Canadian labour expenditures incurred in respect of an accredited production.

Co-administered by the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office and the Canada Revenue Agency, the PSTC is designed to enhance Canada as a location of choice for film and video productions employing Canadians, as well as to strengthen the industry and secure investment.


Creative Export Canada

The Creative Export Canada (CEC) program provides visibility and funding to help Canadian creative works achieve financial success abroad. CEC aims to heighten exposure of Canadian creative works in international markets and to increase export profitability for Canada’s creative industries.

The CEC program’s total funding envelope is $33 million over three years ($11 million per year, from 2023-2024 to 2025-2026). The $11 million per year is divided into two funding streams: the Export-Ready Stream and the Export Development Stream.


ArtsNS - Grants to Individuals

This program supports Nova Scotia’s professional, practicing artists in the creation and dissemination of their own work.  The program also supports professional artists by helping them to develop their practice and skills in all disciplines including fine crafts, literary, visual, media, and performing arts. 

Individual artists may submit one application per category per deadline.


Calgary Arts Development - Artist Development Microgrant

Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians. We invest and allocate municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary and leverage these funds to provide additional resources to the arts sector. Our programs support hundreds of arts organizations, individual artists, artist collectives, and ad hoc groups in Calgary.