Funding & grants


Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

Small artist support grants ( $500 - $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts  who are citizens with primary residence in the U.S and Canada. We are interested in funding projects which you have begun or are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show.

We welcome applications from women artists and writers (cis and transgendered) who:


London Arts Council - Community Arts Investment Program

Community Arts Investment Program (CAIP)

Encouraging public awareness and appreciation of the arts, increasing access to quality local arts programming, and enhancing London's desirability as a community.

General Information

Administered by the London Arts Council and funded by the City of London, the Community Arts Investment Program has supported a range of artistic disciplines, including film and multimedia arts, literature, music, performing arts (such as dance and theatre), and visual arts. CAIP provides the following:


Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund is a not-for-profit corporation established by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The Arts Fund was created to operate at arm's length from the Regional Municipality which provides an annual per capita allocation to grant funding for the performing, visual and literary arts. 

The Arts Fund's aim is to make the process of applying for funds as straightforward as possible, and to provide meaningful grants.


VS. Arts Grant

$5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour, between the ages of 18–28, to create their debut EP recording.

The inaugural VS. Arts grant includes $5,000 for a musician in Canada who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour (IBPOC), between the ages of 18-28, to create their debut EP recording. Groups who meet these criteria are also welcome to apply.


Vancouver Foundation - Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Program

Are you an artist living or working in the Downtown Eastside?

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a hotbed of creativity, but many emerging artists in this neighbourhood lack the financial means to take their work to the next level.

Vancouver Foundation created the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Program, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, to provide downtown eastside emerging artists with small grants to support and showcase their work.


City of Mississauga

The City of Mississauga invests in projects that stimulate Mississauga's creative economy. Grant programs show the City 's commitment to the long-term growth and sustainability of culture in our city. Grant programs align with the vision of the City of Mississauga's Culture Master Plan; they support activities that reflect our many cultural traditions and practices and strengthen arts, culture and heritage sectors.


National Arts Centre - National Creation Fund

Paving the way for a new model of creation in Canada’s performing arts.

Artists and arts organizations across the country have told us that too often, they lack the extensive resources and time that are required to develop compelling work – work that is ambitious, innovative and fully realized.
We call this the creation gap.
The National Arts Centre is determined to fill that gap.


The National Creation Fund invests in projects that meet the following criteria:


Music BC

Supporting & Empowering Music Professionals In British Columbia

Music BC Travel Grants

  • Artist Travel Grants
  • Business Travel Grants

Let's Hear it Live Micro Grants

Music BC’s Let’s Hear It! Live BC micro grants provide assistance to BC based artists, venues, promoters, music organizers and entrepreneurs to present unique musical experiences that will engage audiences across the Lower Mainland and in communities throughout the province of BC.



Winnipeg Arts Council

With a focus on artistic excellence and community impact, the Winnipeg Arts Council supports opportunities for the people of Winnipeg to engage with the arts as artists and as audiences. Responding to evolving practices and the needs of Winnipeg’s diverse artistic community, WAC invested $3,873,310 in 2017 into the thriving Winnipeg arts scene through our diverse and peer-assessed grant programs.

Grants for Artists

Individual Artist Grant Program

Individual Artist Grant Program for Winnipeg Artists working in all disciplines


Yellowknife Community Foundation Scholarships

The Yellowknife Community Foundation was formed in 1993 to provide interested individuals and organizations with a means of supporting projects in our community for the enduring future. It embodies a simple concept – that people working together can make a difference.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Yellowknife, and the surrounding area by: identifying and addressing current and anticipated community needs; and, raising, managing, and distributing money from donated funds to meet those needs.