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  • Writer's pictureMaryAnn Anderson

September 2020 Grant Deadlines

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

Check out the grant program deadlines for the month of Sept 2020 (click on program name to link directly to funder website for more details)



GENERAL / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES) DEADLINES:

  1. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 9 2020 - will received results by end of January 2021; upcoming: Dec 9, 2020 - will received results by end of April 2021)

  2. CC ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 9 2020 - will received results by end of January 2021; upcoming: Dec 9, 2020 - will received results by end of April 2021)

  3. CC ARTS ABROAD: Co-productions (Deadline: Sept 9 2020 )

  4. Community Grants (Thompson Okanagan Community Board) (Deadline: Jan 17, Apr 24, Sept 11)

  5. Hamber Foundation (Deadline: Mar 15 & Sept 15 annually)

  6. Canadian Heritage: Youth Take Charge (Deadline: Sept 15, 2020 for detailed funding application - selected proposals only)

  7. Vancouver Foundation: Systems Change Grants (Deadline: opens Sept 21; closes Oct 16)

  8. Business for the Arts: artsvest British Columbia (Deadline: 2020 deadline not yet posted; the next intake for the program will be Fall of 2020; 2019 deadline was Sept 26)

  9. BCAC Service Organizations – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  10. BCAC Community Arts Organizations – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  11. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Public Outreach (Deadline: extended to Oct 5 for both project and composite grants)

  12. CC Digital Strategy Fund: Transformation of Organizational Models (Deadline: Sept 30 for requests of $50,001 to $250,000; NOTE: the DSF program will be ending in March 2021)

  13. CC Digital Strategy Fund: Digital Literacy and Intelligence (Deadline: Sept 30 for requests of $50,001 to $250,000; NOTE: the DSF program will be ending in March 2021)

  14. Digital Strategy Fund: Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement (Deadline: Sept 30 for requests of $50,001 to $250,000; NOTE: the DSF program will be ending in March 2021)

  15. Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage - Local Festivals Component (Deadline: Sept 30 for for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31, 2021)

  16. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (*Note: Advertising space on the screens is currently unavailable pending upgrade and replacement of the Robson and Granville video screens. The program will reopen to requests for campaigns when the new screens are up and running)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

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

  20. CC DIGITAL STRATEGY FUND – Digital Literacy and Intelligence: Single-phase initiatives (Ongoing deadline for initiatives with requests up to $50,000; NOTE: the DSF program will be ending in March 2021)

  21. 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)

  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 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)

  24. 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)

  25. 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)

  26. 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. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives: Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists (2020 Deadlines: Period Two: Sept 1, 2020 for events occurring between Nov 1, 2020 – Apr 30, 2021; Period Three: Dec 1, 2020 for events occurring between Feb 1 to July 31, 2021; Period Four: March 1, 2021 for events occurring between May 1 – Oct 31, 2021)

  2. BCAC Professional Arts Festivals – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time

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

  1. BCAC Arts Periodicals: Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  2. BCAC Book Publishers – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  3. BCAC Media Arts Organizations – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  4. BCAC Visual Arts Organizations – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  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)

MUSEUMS / HERITAGE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Public Museums and Indigenous Cultural Centres – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

DANCE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Dance Organizations: Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

THEATRE DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Theatre Organizations: Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

MUSIC DEADLINES:

  1. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives: Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists (2020 Deadlines: Period Two: Sept 1, 2020 for events occurring between Nov 1, 2020 – Apr 30, 2021; Period Three: Dec 1, 2020 for events occurring between Feb 1 to July 31, 2021; Period Four: March 1, 2021 for events occurring between May 1 – Oct 31, 2021)

  2. BCAC Music Organizations: Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

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

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS / GROUPS DEADLINES:

  1. BCAC Public Museums and Indigenous Cultural Centres – Operating (Deadline: Sept 30 for existing operating clients only; applicants not currently on Operating Assistance will not be able to apply to the programs at this time)

  2. First Peoples Cultural Council: Arts Micro-Grants Program (Deadline: apply anytime; for projects ending March 31, 2021)

  3. 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 ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 9 2020 - will received results by end of January 2021; upcoming: Dec 9, 2020 - will received results by end of April 2021)

  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)

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

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

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

  7. CC SUPPORTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE: Professional Development for Arts Professionals (Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 14, 2020 will receive results by end of Jan 2021; other upcoming cut off dates include: Feb 3, 2021)

  8. CC EXPLORE & CREATE: Professional Development for Artists Deadline: Any time before the start date of your project; Applications received by: Oct 14, 2020 will receive results by end of Jan 2021; other upcoming cut off dates include: Feb 3, 2021)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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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