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October 2023 Grant Deadlines

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Last Updated: October 4, 2023

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

GENERAL / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Research and Creation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; application submitted before Oct 4 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2024)

  2. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Project) (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; application submitted before Oct 4 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2024)

  3. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Composite) (Deadline: Oct 4)

  4. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Oct 13)

  5. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Oct 13)

  6. Canadian Heritage: Arts Presentation Canada - Professional Arts Festivals and Performing Arts Series Presenters (Annual Deadlines: Apr 1 and Oct 15)

  7. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage - Local Festivals Component (Deadline: Oct 15 for for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31, 2024; Note: When an application deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day (Oct 16, 2023))

  8. BCAC Project Assistance: Community Arts Organizations (2023 Deadline: Oct 17)

  9. Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Heritage Conservation Grants Program (Deadline: Oct 18)

  10. Face the World Foundation Grants (2023 Deadline: Oct 2)

  11. ArtStarts: Artists in The Classroom (AIC) Program (2023 Deadline: June 6 & Oct 24)

  12. City of Vancouver: Communities and Artists Shifting Culture (CASC): Cultural Project Grants Program (Fall 2023 intake Deadline: opens Sept 13; closes Oct 25; Eligible projects will have a start date between Jan-June 2024)

  13. City of Vancouver: Neighbourhood Matching Fund (2023 Deadlines: Eligibility confirmation: Oct 6; Application: Oct 27)

  14. CLICK Funding Program (Deadline: Mar 31 & 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, 2023. 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)

THEATRE DEADLINES:

  1. CC ARTS ABROAD: Translation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 18, 2023, will receive results by the End of Jan 2024; other 2023-24 cut off dates: Jan 10)

  2. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2023-24 Deadlines: Jan 11, June 14, Oct 18, 2023 & Jan 10, 2024)

MEDIA / FILM / LITERARY / VISUAL ARTS / HERITAGE DEADLINES:

  1. Digital Museums Canada: Community Stories Program (2023 Deadline: opens June 15; closes Dec 1)

  2. Digital Museums Canada: Digital Projects Program (2023 Deadline: opens June 15; closes Dec 1)

  3. Creative BC: Power Tie-ins Program (Deadline: now open for applications; closes Mar 1, 2024)

  4. BCAC Individual Arts Awards: Creative Writers (2023 Deadline: Oct 6)

  5. Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Heritage Conservation Grants Program (Deadline: Oct 18)

  6. Creative BC: Domestic Industry Initiatives Program (2023 Deadlines: Apr 30 & Oct 30)

  7. CC ARTS ABROAD: Translation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 18, 2023, will receive results by the End of Jan 2024; other 2023-24 cut off dates: Jan 10)

  8. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Translation (2023-24 Deadlines: Jan 11, June 14, Oct 18, 2023 & Jan 10, 2024)

  9. Canadian Heritage: Support for Organizations – Canada Book Fund (2023 Deadlines: Apr 30 & Oct 31)

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

  11. 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)

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

MUSIC DEADLINES:

  1. NEW: Music BC: Business Envelope Travel Grant (opens Sept 18; Closes Nov 3, 2023)

  2. Music BC: Domestic and International Travel Grants (opens Oct 12, 2023; closes Jan 12, 2024 to support initiatives that take place between October 1st, 2023, to March 31st, 2024)

  3. Victoria Music Strategy Grant (Deadline: rolling intake. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month, starting on May 31, 2023 until November 30, 2023, or until all funding is allocated)

  4. Creative BC: Music Industry Initiatives Program (2023-24 Deadline: Rolling intake until March 1, 2024, or until all funds are disbursed)

  5. SOCAN Foundation: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (2023 Deadline: Oct 15)

  6. Creative BC: Record in BC Program (2023 Deadline: opens July 12; closes Oct 31)

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

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

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

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

INDIGENOUS / BIPOC DEADLINES:

  1. Digital Museums Canada: Community Stories Program (2023 Deadline: opens June 15; closes Dec 1)

  2. Digital Museums Canada: Digital Projects Program (2023 Deadline: opens June 15; closes Dec 1)

  3. SOCAN Foundation: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (2023 Deadline: Oct 15)

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

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

  6. 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. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Research and Creation (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; application submitted before Oct 4 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2024)

  2. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Project) (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; application submitted before Oct 4 will receive notification by the end of Feb 2024)

  3. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Concept to Realization (Composite) (Deadline: Oct 4)

  4. BCAC Individual Arts Awards: Creative Writers (2023 Deadline: Oct 6)

  5. CCA SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (Deadline: apply anytime; Application received by Oct 11, 2023 will receive results by end of Jan 2024)

  6. SOCAN Foundation: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (2023 Deadline: Oct 15)

  7. CCA Explore & Create: Professional Development for Artists (Deadline: any time before the start date of your project/activity; Applications submitted before Oct 18, 2023 will receive results by the end of Jan 2024; other 2023-24 'deadlines': Feb 7)

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

  9. 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)

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

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

  12. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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)

  24. 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)

  25. 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)

  26. 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)

  27. 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)

  28. 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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