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  • Writer's pictureMaryAnn Anderson

September 2021 Grant Deadlines

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

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

GENERAL DEADLINES / SERVICE / COMMUNITY (ALL DISCIPLINES):

  1. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  2. CC ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  3. CC ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  4. 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)

  5. Telus Community Grants (Thompson Okanagan Community Board) (2021 Deadlines: Jan 15, July 20, Sept 10)

  6. ArtStarts: Creative Spark Vancouver (2021 Deadlines: Apr 13 & Sept 14)

  7. NEW: City of Vancouver Small Grants for Cultural Spaces (Deadlines: Fall intake: Application period open Aug 18; closes Sept 15; Note: To ensure you are eligible, please read the Info Guide, then reach out to the Program Planners)

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

  9. Canadian Heritage: Youth Take Charge (2021 Deadline: Sept 17)

  10. Telus Community Grants (Vancouver Board) (2021 Deadlines: Jan 29, April 2, July 30, Sept 17)

  11. Telus Community Grants (Victoria Board) (2021 Deadlines: Jan 26, Aug 6, Sept 22)

  12. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Public Outreach (Deadline: Sept 29 for both project and composite grants)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

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

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  21. 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)

  22. 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 (2021 Deadlines: Period Two: Sept 1, 2021 for events occurring between Nov 1, 2021 – Apr 30, 2022; Period Three: Dec 1, 2021 for events occurring between Feb 1 to July 31, 2022; Period Four: Mar 1, 2022 for events occurring between May 1 – Oct 31, 2022)

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

MUSEUMS / HERITAGE DEADLINES:

MUSIC DEADLINES:

  1. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives: Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists (2021 Deadlines: Period Two: Sep 1, 2021 for events occurring between Nov 1, 2021 – Apr 30, 2022; Period Three: Dec 1, 2021 for events occurring between Feb 1 to July 31, 2022; Period Four: Mar 1, 2022 for events occurring between May 1 – Oct 31, 2022)

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

  3. NEW: Creative BC Live Music Program - Operational Support (Amplify BC 2021-22) (Deadline: opens Aug 11; closes Sept 15)

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

  5. 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)

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

  7. 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)

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

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

INDIGENOUS / BIPOC ARTISTS & GROUPS DEADLINES:

  1. First Peoples Cultural Council: Indigenous Music Initiative: Music Industry Professionals Program (2021 Deadline not yet posted; previous years deadline has been Sept 15)

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

  3. CC 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 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  2. CC ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  3. CC ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 8 2021 - will received results by end of January 2022; upcoming: Dec 8, 2021 - will received results by end of April 2022)

  4. BCAC Project Assistance: Creative Writers (2021 Deadline: not yet posted; 2020 Deadline was Sept 30)

  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: TD Indigenous Songwriter Award (next deadline TBA check back)

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

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

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

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

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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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