While federal funding programs are available to all qualifying Canadians, the types and amounts of arts funding from provinces and territories varies from place to place. In addition to the programs listed below, please see Arts Councils section for additional programs funded by governments.

Kingston Arts Council
The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is the region’s primary resource for arts information and support.
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Laidlaw Foundation
Our Mission: Laidlaw Foundation supports young people impacted by the justice, education, and child-welfare systems to become healthy and engaged by investing in innovative ideas, convening interested parties, advocating for systems change, and sharing learning across the sector. The Laidlaw Foundation’s mission statement serves as our guide for our collective
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Manitoba Arts Council
The Manitoba Arts Council is an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 “to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts.” The Council makes awards to professional arts organizations and individuals in all art forms including theatre, literature, dance, music, painting, sculpture,
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McLean Foundation
The McLean Foundation was established in 1945 by the late Mr. J. S. McLean. Mr. and Mrs. J.S. McLean were avid supporters and collectors of the arts, most notably works of the Group of Seven and other Canadian artists, such as Tom Thomson, David Milne and Emily Carr.   The Foundation
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Metcalf Foundation
The Metcalf Foundation was established in 1960 by George Cedric Metcalf. We have three principal areas of focus: the environment, poverty reduction, and the performing arts. Through all of our work, we cultivate, support, and celebrate those working on the frontlines of social change.
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Mississauga Arts Council
The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) engages, connects, promotes, champions and helps develop opportunities for artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities from diverse communities to help grow the arts and culture sector in Mississauga. Since its inception in 1981, MAC facilitates partnerships, encourages collaboration and provides awards for healthy competition
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Music BC
Music BC Industry Association is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry, including artists from all genres, industry professionals, service providers, studios, promoters, venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers and educational institutions. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry locally, domestically and
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New Brunswick Arts Board
Established in 1991, the New Brunswick Arts Board is an independent, bilingual, arm’s length organization composed of nine board members balancing gender, the five regions of the province, the various linguistic and First Nations communities, as well as the many artistic disciplines.
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Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
ArtsNL is a non-profit Crown agency created in 1980 by The Arts Council Act. Its mission is to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The Council is governed by a volunteer board of 13 appointed by government, reflecting regional
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NWT Arts Council
The NWT Arts Council was established August 1985, as an advisory board to the GNWT. The mandate of the NWT Arts Council is to promote the arts in the Northwest Territories. The Arts Council provides recommendations to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment on financial awards for creative artistic
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Ontario Arts Council
OAC is an agency that operates at arm’s length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring,
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Ontario Arts Foundation, Fondation des arts de l'ontario
The Ontario Arts Foundation has been proudly serving the arts and artists in Ontario for over 25 years. Our partners in this endeavour are philanthropists and patrons of the arts who set up funds and serve on our board of directors, various levels of government through matching funds, and the arts organizations
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Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Le fonds pour les manifestations culturelles de l'Ontario
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) was established in 1999. It has three aims: (1) to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one- off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new
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Ontario Trillium Foundation, Fondation Trillium de l'Ontario
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects in 2018/2019. Applications are first reviewed by OTF Program Managers to ensure they fit with the selected investment stream and priority outcome. Applications are then reviewed by Volunteer Grant
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Ottawa Arts Council, Counseil des arts d'Ottawa
The Ottawa Arts Council is a bilingual service organization that advances, promotes and advocates for the arts in Ottawa.
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RBC: Community & Social Impact
The RBC Emerging Artists Project supports organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance an artist’s career trajectory in genres such as visual arts, music, theatre, performance, literature and film. Every year the RBC Foundation donates millions of dollars to hundreds of arts organizations globally to help emerging artists become
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S. M. Blair Family Foundation
The S. M. Blair Family Foundation financially supports research and provides funding for charitable and educational purposes in Canada. It also encourages the training and development of Canadians in research. We endeavor to: Balance funding between arts and social programs and scientific pursuits with both sectors including a significant component
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SaskCulture
SaskCulture are a non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven, provincial cultural organization. We work with our members, volunteers and community partners to build a culturally vibrant province, where all citizens celebrate, value and participate in a rich, cultural life. We are often recognized as a funder of cultural activity, however; SaskCulture also has
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SK Arts
Established in 1948, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, now operating as SK Arts, is the oldest public arts funder in North America, and second oldest in the world after the Arts Council of Great Britain. Governed by The Arts Board Act, 1997, we provide grants, programs, and services to individuals and
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The Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts is a public agency and a provincial corporation of the Government of Alberta with a mandate to support and contribute to the development of the arts in Alberta. We provide grant funding to artists and art organizations to encourage the growth and development of the arts sector. We also
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