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.

Arts BC For People Powering The Arts
We are a provincial arts service organization. Our job is to give individuals and organizations the tools and support to excel at arts and cultural leadership, of all types and forms.
Read More
BC Touring Council
THE BC TOURING COUNCIL (BCTC) exists for sustainable touring and presenting of the performing arts in British Columbia Incorporated in 1976 to serve presenters and touring professionals, BCTC has grown into a vibrant network organization that provides a variety of programs and services both online and in-person including our flagship showcase
Read More
CanadianHeritage-Logo
Canadian Heritage is part of the federal Ministry of Canadian Heritage. Canadian Heritage primarily fund non-profits and charities in Canada, with funding opportunities available to Canadian artists, athletes and organizations. They fund programs that promote Canadian culture, history, heritage, sports and arts in Canada. Grants include (descriptions from website): Anti-Racism
Read More
City of Ottawa: Cultural Funding
The City of Ottawa invests in local culture through its Cultural Funding and Awards Programs. These programs provide support to local not-for-profit cultural organizations, professional artists and heritage workers. Cultural Funding Programs aim to support arts and heritage activities that reflect the city’s many local communities including the Algonquin Anishinabe
Read More
City of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay offers several funding opportunities to qualified bodies, within specified criteria and guidelines.
Read More
City of Toronto: Arts & Culture Grants
City of Toronto grant programs are a strategic tool used to achieve the City’s social, economic and cultural goals. These funding programs represent a form of partnership with community based organizations that contribute significantly to the goals in relation to community capacity, equitable access, well being, diversity, civic participation and
Read More
Commonwealth Foundation
The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation established by Heads of Government in support of the belief that the Commonwealth is as much an association of peoples as it is of governments. It is the Commonwealth agency for civil society; a unique, stand-alone organisation established by, funded by, and reporting
Read More
Creative BC
Creative BC funding programs drive creation and export of domestic creative content. From development support to international trade fair presence, our programs and activities aim to: optimize funding opportunities for projects and companies; grow B.C.’s ecosystem of support in which creative entrepreneurs can thrive; and give B.C.’s creative industries access
Read More
Government of Alberta: Arts and Culture
Funding for heritage and cultural industry projects, and information about museums, historic sites, libraries and cultural events.
Read More
Government of New Brunswick: Tourism, Heritage and Culture
The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture will focus on the development, preservation and promotion of New Brunswick by building on its rich base of natural, cultural and heritage assets.
Read More
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation (TCAR) consists of all of those functions formerly within the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation with the exception of the industry and innovation functions, and including all of those sport and recreation functions formerly within the Department of Children, Seniors
Read More
Government of Northwest Territories
The Government of Northwest Territories celebrates and supports heritage, diversity, indigenous cultures, northern artists, and sport. For more, see the Government of Northwest Territories website. 
Read More
Government of Nova Scotia: Communities, Culture and Heritage
The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is responsible for contributing to the well-being and prosperity of Nova Scotia’s diverse and creative communities through the promotion, development, preservation and celebration of our culture, heritage, identity and languages, and; by providing leadership, expertise and innovation to our stakeholders.
Read More
Government of Nunavut: Arts and Culture
Art is what Nunavut is known for. It is part of the fabric that ties this massive territory together. We have artists across the territory. It’s estimated that three thousand Nunavut residents earn some income from arts sales. Visual arts alone contributes $33 million annual to the territory’s economy. The
Read More
Greater Sudbury: Grants & Funding
Greater Sudbury is a northern cultural capital celebrated from coast to coast for its artistic excellence, vibrancy and creativity. A diverse cultural sector breathes life into our entire community through a range of programs and events which showcase the immense talent of local artists who draw inspiration from the land
Read More
Hamilton: Community Funding & Grants
The City of Hamilton offers two grants to support community initiatives in Hamilton, Ontario: City Enrichment Fund Hamilton Future Fund
Read More
Manitoba: Arts Branch
The arts and cultural organizations of Manitoba, funded by the Arts Branch, play a significant role in the health, well-being, social cohesion and social inclusion of Manitobans. They also contribute to the growth of our economy through support, training and employment of artists and arts professionals; and by fostering the
Read More
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund
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
Read More
otf_logo
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
Read More
Ontario: Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Cultural Industries
Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Cultural Industries help Ontario’s economy through strategic support and investment by: working with the tourism industry and regional tourism organizations to bring international investment investing in festivals and events across the province protecting cultural heritage resources promoting the arts and the creative economy
Read More