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March 2023 Grant Deadlines

Last Updated: February 25, 2023

Check out the grant program deadlines for the month of March 2023 (click on program name to link directly to funder website for more details)

GENERAL / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. NEW: City of Vancouver: Cultural Learning and Sharing Grant Program (Deadline: opens Jan 25, 2023; Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been allocated)

  2. BC Gaming Community Gaming Grants (Arts & Culture sector: application period - Apply between Feb 1 and Apr 30; See also my resource page that outlines 2023 Guidelines changes & provides downloadable worksheets)

  3. CRS - Co-Op Community Spaces Program (2023 Deadline: Mar 1)

  4. CIRA: Community Investment Program (2023 deadline: applications open Mar 2; closing date not yet posted)

  5. NEW: B.C. Fairs, Festivals and Events Fund (BCFFE) (First come, first served application process; Apply between February 16 - March 3, 2023; See also my resource page that provides downloadable worksheets)

  6. NEW: CCA Canada-Korea Connections Fund (2023 Deadline: Mar 8)

  7. City of Vancouver: Communities and Artists Shifting Culture (CASC): Cultural Project Grants Program (Spring 2023 Intake Deadline: opens Jan 25; closes Mar 8)

  8. City of Vancouver Cultural Spaces Grants - Statement of Intent to Apply (SIA application deadline: Feb 24; Application Open: Jan17, closes Mar 8)

  9. Central City Foundation: Capital Grants (Annual Deadlines: for the Letters of Intent are Mar 15 for the May 1 application deadline, and Sept 15 for the Nov 1 application deadline)

  10. Hamber Foundation Grant Program (Annual Deadlines: Mar 15 and Sept 15)

  11. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Mar 17)

  12. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Mar 17)

  13. Telus Community Grants (Vancouver, Vancouver Island & interior Boards) (2023 Deadline: Jan 13, Mar 24, Sept 15)

  14. CLICK Foundation (Annual Deadlines: Mar 30 & Oct 31)

  15. Creative BC: International Industry Initiatives Program (Deadline: apply anytime)

  16. Vancouver Civic Theatres Grant (2023 Deadline: opens on Dec 7, 2022 for events that occur within the 2023 calendar year (before Dec 31, 20223. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until all funds have been dispersed)

  17. Canadian Heritage: Arts Presentation Canada - Development Component (Deadline: ongoing; speak with Heritage staff for dates)

  18. CCA Strategic Innovation Fund: Seed Grants (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project)

  19. CCA STRATEGIC FUNDS: Digital Generator (Deadline: any time before the start date of your project)

  20. CCA STRATEGIC FUNDS: Digital Greenhouse (Deadline: any time before the start date of your project)

  21. Canadian Red Cross: COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program for Community Organizations (Deadline: appears to be constant intake)

  22. Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (Deadline: constant intake, apply online any time)

  23. Canadian Heritage: (BCAH) Building Communities through Arts and Heritage (Legacy Fund: no fixed deadline, however, your project must be submitted at the latest by the date of the anniversary you want to commemorate)

  24. Canadian Heritage: Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program – Events Component (No specific deadline, constant intake; note that notification can take up to 18 weeks from date of application)

  25. Canadian Heritage: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (no deadline, constant intake)

  26. Work BC: Job Creation Partnerships (no deadline, constant intake)

  27. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  28. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Representation and Promotion (Deadline: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  29. CC ARTS ABROAD: Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  30. CC ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (Deadline: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  31. CC STRATEGIC FUNDS: Access Support (Deadline: You can submit an Access Support request with your associated application, and up to 90 days after receiving your associated application’s results)

  32. CC STRATEGIC FUNDS: Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or activity)

MEDIA / FILM / LITERARY / VISUAL ARTS DEADLINES:

  1. CCA Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts (Deadline: Mar 1)

  2. CCA Supporting Artistic Practice: Literary Publishers (Core support program) (Deadline: Mar 22)

  3. John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant (Deadline: Mar 31)

  4. Creative BC: Project Development Fund (Deadline: Applications are open until funds are exhausted)

  5. Creative BC: Passport to Markets Fund (Deadline: apply any time; Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the market)

  6. Canadian Heritage: Booksellers Initiative — Support for Organizations (Deadline: ongoing; the program will continue to accept applications on a continuous intake basis for projects starting after April 1, 2023, and ending on or before March 31, 2024)

  7. Writers Trust of Canada: Woodcock Grant Fund (no deadline; constant intake)

MUSIC DEADLINES:

  1. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives: Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists (Deadline: Mar 1; other 2023 deadlines not yet posted)

  2. Creative BC: Music Industry Initiatives Program (2023-24 Deadline: Applications open Feb 15, 2023, will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2024, or until all funds are disbursed)

  3. NEW: The Moose Knuckles Heatmakers x Prism Prize Music Video Production Grant (Deadline: Mar 10)

  4. FACTOR: Songwriter Support for Music Publishers (Deadline: Ongoing; applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure)

  5. FACTOR : Sponsorship Program (Deadline: constant intake; applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start date of the event)

  6. FACTOR: Songwriter Development Program (Deadline: Ongoing; applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure)

  7. Creative BC: Domestic Industry Initiatives (Deadline: apply anytime; at least 8 weeks before event)

DANCE DEADLINES:

INDIGENOUS / BIPOC ARTISTS / GROUPS DEADLINES:

  1. NEW: City of Vancouver: Cultural Learning and Sharing Grant Program (Deadline: opens Jan 25, 2023; Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been allocated)

  2. NEW: CCA Canada-Korea Connections Fund (2023 Deadline: Mar 8)

  3. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Short-Term Projects (2023-24 Deadlines: Mar 15, June 14, Sept 20, Dec 13, 2023, Mar 20, 2024)

  4. NEW: The Moose Knuckles Heatmakers x Prism Prize Music Video Production Grant (Deadline: Mar 10)

  5. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  6. YVR Foundation: Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program Microgrants (Deadline: ongoing; apply any time)

  7. YVR Art Foundation: Aspiring Artist Awards (2022 deadline is ongoing/constant intake)

  8. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS /ADMINISTRATORS (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. NEW: City of Vancouver: Cultural Learning and Sharing Grant Program (Deadline: opens Jan 25, 2023; Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been allocated)

  2. CCA Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts (Deadline: Mar 1)

  3. CCA John Hobday Awards in Arts Management (Annual Deadline: Mar 1)

  4. NEW: CCA Canada-Korea Connections Fund (2023 Deadline: Mar 8)

  5. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Short-Term Projects (2023-24 Deadlines: Mar 15, June 14, Sept 20, Dec 13, 2023, Mar 20, 2024)

  6. NEW: The Moose Knuckles Heatmakers x Prism Prize Music Video Production Grant (Deadline: Mar 10)

  7. NEW: The AFC Reactivation Program (Deadline: Mar 10)

  8. NEW: Louise Bentall Award for Emerging British Columbia Choreographers (Deadline: March 15)

  9. Unison Live Music Workers Fund (opened Sept, 2022; deadline March 23, 2023)

  10. John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist Grant (Deadline: Mar 31)

  11. The AFC: Emergency Financial Aid (Deadline: ongoing/constant intake)

  12. Vancouver Foundation Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (Applications for 2022/2023 are now open and will be accepted and processed in a rolling basis until funds run out)

  13. Unison Industry Assistance Fund (no deadline noted, constant intake)

  14. Music BC: JUMPSTART: music career consultation & coaching service (no deadline, service on demand)

  15. Creative BC: Passport to Markets Fund (Deadline: apply any time; Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the market)

  16. SOCAN: Professional Development Assistance Program (2022 Deadline: ongoing)

  17. YVR Art Foundation: Aspiring Artist Awards (2022 deadline is ongoing/constant intake)

  18. FACTOR: Songwriter Development Program (Deadline: Ongoing; applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure)

  19. Creative BC: Passport to Markets - Virtual Edition (Deadline: apply anytime)

  20. Writers Trust of Canada: Woodcock Grant Fund (no deadline; constant intake)

  21. SOCAN: Professional Development Assistance (Ongoing Deadline; Application must be submitted before the activity starts)

  22. SOCAN Foundation: Travel Assistance (deadline: any time before travel starts)

  23. Unison Benevolent Fund (no deadline noted, constant intake)

  24. Glad Day Bookshop: Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers (no deadline noted)

  25. YVR Foundation: Bill McLennan Masterpiece Study Program Microgrants (Deadline: ongoing; apply any time)

  26. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  27. CC ARTS ABROAD: Travel (Deadlines: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  28. CC ARTS ABROAD: Representation and Promotion (Deadline: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  29. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Representation and Promotion (Deadline: Any time before your departure date; **Note: funding from the Canada Council for projects that are dependent on international travel continues to be suspended)

  30. CC STRATEGIC FUNDS: Access Support (Deadline: You can submit an Access Support request with your associated application, and up to 90 days after receiving your associated application’s results)

  31. CC STRATEGIC FUNDS: Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or activity)

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