• MaryAnn Anderson

October 2021 Grant Deadlines

Updated: Oct 17

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

GENERAL / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. NEW: Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund (Province of BC) (Deadline: Oct 1, 2021)

  2. Canadian Heritage: Arts Presentation Canada - Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters (Annual Deadlines: Apr 1 and Oct 1)

  3. Disability Alliance of BC: Accessibility Project Grant Program (Deadline: Oct 2)

  4. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Research and Creation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding; application submitted before Oct 6 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2022)

  5. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Project) (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding; application submitted before Oct 6 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2022)

  6. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Composite) (Deadline: Oct 6)

  7. Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Heritage Conservation Grants Program (Deadline: Oct 12)

  8. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage - Local Festivals Component (Deadline: Oct 15 for for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31, 2021)

  9. City of Vancouver: Neighbourhood Matching Fund (Deadlines: Eligibility confirmation: Oct 8; Application: Oct 15, 2021)

  10. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: 2021 deadlines beyond Sept are not yet posted; check website for details)

  11. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: 2021 deadlines beyond Sept are not yet posted; check website for details)

  12. BCAC Project Assistance: Community Arts Organizations (Deadline: Oct 22)

  13. BCAC Project Assistance: Arts Infrastructure Program (2021 Deadline not yet posted: 2020 deadline was Oct 15)

  14. NEW: ArtStarts: Artists in The Classroom (AIC) Program (2021 Deadline: Oct 19, for projects taking place Jan-June 2022)

  15. City of Vancouver: Communities and Artists Shifting Culture (CASC): Pilot Cultural Project Grants Program (Fall intake Deadline: opens Sept 8; closes Oct 20, 2021; Eligible projects will have a start date between Jan-June 2022)

  16. ESDC New Horizons for Seniors Program: Community-based Projects (2021 Deadline not yet posted: 2020 deadline was Oct 20)

  17. Destination BC: Tourism Events Program (Program to be re-opened in Spring 2022)

  18. CLICK Funding Program (Deadline: Mar 31 & Oct 31)

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

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

  21. NEW: 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. NEW: WED: Canada Community Revitalization Fund (program opens June 23, 2021; A one-time special scheduled intake will focus on eligible projects that are ready to proceed. Assessment of applications will begin on July 23, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date; Indigenous applicants to the CCRF may request additional time to submit applications, as the CCRF is a time-limited initiative ending March 31, 2023; CCRF applicants directly impacted by the wildfires in the West may also request an application extension; Continuous intake: Should there be remaining funding after the scheduled intake period, applications will continue to be accepted and funded on a continuous intake basis over the next two years or until such a time as the allocated funding is fully distributed)

  24. 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)

  25. 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)

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

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

  28. 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)

  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 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)

  31. 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)

  32. 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)

  33. 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)

FESTIVAL DEADLINES:

  1. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage - Local Festivals Component (Deadline: Oct 15 for for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31, 2021)

  2. BCAC Project Assistance: Professional Arts Festivals (Deadline: Oct 15)

  3. NEW: FACTOR Support for Live Concerts (Deadline: Oct 21)

THEATRE DEADLINES:

  1. CC ARTS ABROAD: Translation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 20, 2021 will receive results by end of Jan 2022; upcoming cut off dates include: Jan 12, 2022)

  2. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2021-22 Deadlines: Jan 13, June 16, Oct 20, 2021; Jan 12, 2022)

MEDIA / FILM / LITERARY / VISUAL ARTS DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Project Assistance: Visual Arts Organizations (Deadline: Oct 15)

  2. BCAC Project Assistance: Media Arts Organizations (Deadline: Oct 15)

  3. CC ARTS ABROAD: Translation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 20, 2021 will receive results by end of Jan 2022; upcoming cut off dates include: Jan 12, 2022)

  4. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2021-22 Deadlines: Jan 13, June 16, Oct 20, 2021; Jan 12, 2022)

  5. BCAC Book Publishers – Projects(Deadline: Oct 15)

  6. Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Program - Medium and Large Investment Streams (Deadline: Oct 27)

  7. Bell Media: Script Development Program (Deadline: apply anytime)

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

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

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

MUSEUMS / HERITAGE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Projects Assistance: Museums and Indigenous Cultural Centres (Deadline: Oct 15)

  2. Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Heritage Conservation Grants Program (Deadline: Oct 12)

  3. NEW: Canadian Heritage: Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program (Deadline: Oct 20)

  4. Virtual Museum of Canada Investment Program - Medium and Large Investment Streams (Deadline: Oct 27)

MUSIC DEADLINES:

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

  2. NEW: Creative BC Career Development (BC Artists) Program (Amplify BC 2021-22) (Deadline: opens Sept 1; closes Oct 13, 2021)

  3. SOCAN Black Canadian Music Awards (2021 Deadline not yet posted: 2020 deadline was Oct 15)

  4. NEW: SOCAN: Her Music Awards (2021 Deadline: Oct 15)

  5. NEW: Creative BC Music Company Development Program - Operational Support (Amplify BC 2021-22) Deadline: opens Sept 15; closes Oct 20, 2021)

  6. NEW: FACTOR Support for Live Concerts (Deadline: Oct 21)

  7. NEW: Record in BC: Out of Province Artists (Amplify BC 2021-22) (Deadline: opens Aug 11; constant intake until Nov 30, 2021 or until funds are no longer available)

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

  9. Creative BC Music Industry Initiatives Program (Amplify BC 2021-22) (Deadline: constant intake; opens Aug 4, 2021; until March 1, 2022, or until funds are no longer available)

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

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

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

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS / GROUPS DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Projects Assistance: Museums and Indigenous Cultural Centres (Deadline: Oct 15)

  2. SOCAN: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (Deadline: Oct 30, 2021)

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

  4. 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)

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

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS / ADMINISTRATORS (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Research and Creation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding; application submitted before Oct 6 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2022)

  2. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Project) (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding; application submitted before Oct 6 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2022)

  3. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Composite) (Deadline: Oct 6)

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

  5. NEW: Creative BC Career Development (BC Artists) Program (Amplify BC 2021-22) (Deadline: opens Sept 1; closes Oct 13, 2021)

  6. CC SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 13, 2021 will receive results by end of Jan 2022; other upcoming cut off dates include: Jan 29, 2022)

  7. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Professional Development for Artists (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 13, 2021 will receive results by end of Jan 2022; other upcoming cut off dates include: Jan 29, 2022)

  8. NEW: SOCAN: Her Music Awards (2021 Deadline: Oct 15)

  9. SOCAN: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (Deadline: Oct 30, 2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  21. 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)

  22. 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)

  23. 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)

  24. 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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