When exploring funding from foundations, corporations, trade/service organizations and others, the fit between the funding program purpose and your organization or project is key. Check the funding program eligibility for the programs listed below before investing a lot of time in making an application.

Access Copyright Foundation
Access Copyright Foundation provides support to creators and organizations engaged in the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works in the literary and visual arts. We are an arm’s length foundation of Access Copyright, the collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada.
Actors' Fund of Canada
The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury,
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.
Arts Nova Scotia
Arts Nova Scotia is the provincial funding agency that provides support to professional artists and arts organizations, arts education programs and a number of arts awards and prizes. Governed by an 11 member board of directors, Arts Nova Scotia is an arm’s length agency of the Nova Scotia Department of
ArtStarts in Schools is a charitable organization that expands the role of art in education to activate learning and nurture creativity in British Columbia’s young people. Since 1996, ArtStarts has collaborated with educators, artists, families and community to promote art as an essential part of learning and life.
BC Museums Association
Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and
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
Birks Family Foundation, La Fondation de la famille Birks
The Birks Family Foundation is committed to realizing the best possible standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians, primarily through the support of dynamic health care and higher education, as well as cultural and welfare initiatives. Today, wholly independent from the Birks brand, the Birks Family Foundation,
BC Arts Council
The BC Arts Council (BCAC) was created in 1995 as an agency of the Province of British Columbia under the Arts Council Act. The BCAC nurtures and supports arts and cultural activity in communities across British Columbia. From community arts in rural and urban centres, to individual artists, professional performing
Bruneau Centre For Excellence in Choral Music
Established at Memorial University of Newfoundland through a visionary gift from Drs. Jean and Angus Bruneau, the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music promotes research and community projects that seek to understand, encourage and enhance the powerful impact that choral singing can have on individuals and communities.
Calgary Arts Development
As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians. We invest and allocate municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary and leverage these funds to provide additional resources to the arts sector. Our programs support hundreds
Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts du Canada
Canada Council for the Arts is the largest funding body for the arts in Canada, with $246 million in grants offered in 2018/2019 to 2,736 Canadian creatives. CCA offers grants and prizes to Canadians working in the arts, in the areas of creation, production, presenting, professional development, residency, travel, arts
Canadian Heritage, Patrimoine canadien
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
Greater Sudbury
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
City of Ottawa
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
City of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay offers several funding opportunities to qualified bodies, within specified criteria and guidelines.
City of Toronto
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
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
Community ONE Foundation
The Community One Foundation provides grants for projects that enhance the development of the LGBTTIQQ2S communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Over 1,000 important and innovative community projects have been supported through the generous contributions of our donors.
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research. CALQ also seeks to broaden the