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  • Writer's pictureMaryAnn Anderson

May 2021 Grant Deadline

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Check out the grant program deadlines for the month of May 2021 (click on program name to link directly to funder website for more details)

GENERAL / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Arts Periodicals: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

  2. BCAC Arts Training Organizations: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

  3. BC Rehab Foundation: Project Grant Program (2021 Deadlines: May 21 & Aug 27)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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. BCAC Arts Periodicals: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

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

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

MUSIC DEADLINES:

  1. FACTOR: Support for Live Music Events Program (Deadline: apply anytime between March 1, 2021 until March 1, 2022)

  2. BCAC Music Organizations: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

  3. FACTOR: Artist Development Program (2021-22 Deadlines: May 27, Aug 12, Oct 7; Feb 3, 2022)

  4. Creative BC SoundON Program (Deadlines: Intake #2: Opens Apr 26, closes May 31, 2021)

  5. Music BC: Let’s Hear It! Live : Digital Concert Series (Deadline: apply anytime, constant intake; open Feb 2, 2021)

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

DANCE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Dance Organizations: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

THEATRE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Theatre Organizations: Operating Assistance (2021 Deadline: May 15; Note: new applicants to Operating Assistance will not be accepted this year)

  2. Jessie Awards: Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre (Theatre Artists) (Annual deadline is usually May 15; unsure if there is a deadline for 2021?)

  3. Jessie Awards: The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award (Theatre Artists) (Annual deadline is usually May 15; unsure if there is a deadline for 2021?)

INDIGENOUS / BIPOC ARTISTS / GROUPS DEADLINES:

  1. First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Micro-Grant Program (deadline:  Applications accepted throughout the year and may be submitted up until Jan 15, 2022)

  2. 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. Jessie Awards: Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre (Theatre Artists) (Annual deadline is usually May 15; unsure if there is a deadline for 2021?)

  2. Jessie Awards: The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award (Theatre Artists) (Annual deadline is usually May 15; unsure if there is a deadline for 2021?)

  3. CCA SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (Deadline: apply anytime; Application received by May 19, 2021 will receive results in by end of Aug 2021; Oct 13, 2021 will receive results by end of Jan 2022; Jan 29, 2022 will receive results by end of May 2022)

  4. FACTOR: Artist Development Program (2021-22 Deadlines: May 27, Aug 12, Oct 7; Feb 3, 2022)

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

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

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

  8. SOCAN Foundation: Travel Assistance (Deadline: any time before travel starts)

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

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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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