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September 2023 Grant Deadlines

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

Last Updated: Sept 23, 2023

Check out the grant program deadlines for the month of Sept 2023 (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 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  2. CC ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  3. CC ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  4. ESDC New Horizons for Seniors Program: Community-based Projects (2023 Deadline: opens Aug 1; closes: Sept 14)

  5. NEW: Pathways Pilot Program (2023 Deadline: open Aug 3 and close on Sept 15)

  6. Disability Alliance of BC: Accessibility Project Grant Program (Deadline: Sept 15)

  7. Telus Community Grants (Vancouver, Vancouver Island & interior Boards) (2023 Deadlines: Jan 13, Mar 24, Sept 15)

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

  9. Central City Foundation: Capital Grants (2023 Deadlines not yet announced; Previous deadlines for LOI: March 15 & Sept 15)

  10. CAPACOA: Presenters Capacity Building Program (Deadline: Sept 21)

  11. City of Vancouver: Transit Shelter Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Sept 22)

  12. City of Vancouver: Video Screen Advertising Program (monthly deadlines: Sept 22)

  13. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Public Outreach (Deadline: Sept 27 for both project and composite grants)

  14. Canadian Heritage: Youth Take Charge (2023 Deadline: Sept 28)

  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)

MEDIA / FILM / LITERARY / MUSEUMS / HERITAGE / VISUAL ARTS 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. Canadian Heritage: Business Innovation – Canada Periodical Fund (Deadline: Sept 15)

  5. Canadian Heritage: Collective Initiatives – Canada Periodical Fund (Deadline: Sept 15)

  6. Creative BC: MPPIA Short Film Award (2023 Deadlines: opens July 20; closes Sept 22)

  7. Creative BC: Market Expansion Fund (Deadline: closes Sept 22)

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

  9. 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)

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

MUSIC DEADLINES:

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

  2. 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)

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

  4. SOCAN Foundation: Black Canadian Music Awards (2023 Deadline: Sept 1)

  5. NEW: First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Arts Program - Music Program (2023 Deadline: Sept 15)

  6. FACTOR: Collective Initiatives: Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists (2023-24 Deadlines: Period One: May 15, 2023, for events occurring between Sept 15 and Dec 31, 2023; Period Two: Sept 15, 2023, for events occurring between Jan 1 and Apr 30, 2024; Period Three: Jan 15, 2024, for events occurring between May 1 and Aug 31, 2024; Period Four Deadline: May 1, 2024, for events occurring between Sept 1 and Dec 31, 2024)

  7. FACTOR: Artist Development (2023 Deadline: Sept 14)

  8. SOCAN: Work Commissioning Assistance Grant (Deadline: Sept 15)

  9. SOCAN: Canadian Music Assistance (Deadline: Sept 15)

  10. Creative BC: Live Music Program (Presentation) (2023 Deadline: opens Aug 17; closes Sept 27)

  11. Creative BC: Live Music Program (Business Development) (2023 Deadline: opens Aug 17; closes Sept 27)

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

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

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

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

INDIGENOUS / BIPOC ARTISTS & GROUPS 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: Black Canadian Music Awards (2023 Deadline: Sept 1)

  4. NEW: First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Arts Program - Individual Artists Program (2023 Deadline: Sept 15)

  5. NEW: First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Arts Program - Arts Strengthening Program (2023 Deadline: Sept 15)

  6. NEW: First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Arts Program - Arts Infrastructure Program (2023 Deadline: Sept 15)

  7. NEW: First Peoples’ Cultural Council: Arts Program - Music Program (2023 Deadline: Sept 15)

  8. CREATING, KNOWING AND SHARING (Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples): Short-Term Projects (2023-24 Deadlines: Mar 15, June 14, Sept 20, Dec 13, 2023, Mar 20, 2024)

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

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

  11. 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. SOCAN Foundation: Black Canadian Music Awards (2023 Deadline: Sept 1)

  2. Creative BC: Amplify BC: Career Development (2023 Deadline: open July 19; closes Sept 6)

  3. CC ARTS ACROSS CANADA: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  4. CC ARTS ABROAD: Circulation and Touring (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  5. CC ARTS ABROAD: Residencies (Deadline: apply any time; Note: Applications submitted before: Sept 6, 2023 - will received results by end of Jan 2024; upcoming: Dec 6, 2023 - will received results by end of April 2024)

  6. ArtStarts: Creative Spark Vancouver (2023 Deadline: Sept 12)

  7. FACTOR: Artist Development (2023 Deadline: Sept 14)

  8. SOCAN: Work Commissioning Assistance Grant (Deadline: Sept 15)

  9. SOCAN: Canadian Music Assistance (Deadline: Sept 15)

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

  11. 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)

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

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

  14. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. 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)

  26. 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)

  27. 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)

  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 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)

  30. 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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