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.
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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,
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ArtStart
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.
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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
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Birks Family Foundation
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,
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Calgary Art 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
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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.
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Dancer Transition Resource Centre
DTRC helps dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. DTRC offers a range of retraining and subsistence grants to help dancers address their present needs and pursue their future career goals.  Dancers can build transferable skills, explore second career options and undertake studies leading to parallel
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FACTOR
FACTOR’s programs provide financial support to Canadian recording artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, event producers and distributors. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo or a full-length sound recording, market an existing album, or go on tour at home or internationally, there is funding available.
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First West Foundation
The Foundation was created on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life. The First West Foundation has a number of different endowment
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Hal Jackman Foundation
The Hal Jackman Foundation seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment through the development and presentation of compelling artistic programs in the visual and performing arts. We support cultural organizations that offer a diverse and inclusive view of the arts, that inspire engagement, and that help to build the audiences of
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Heritage BC
Established in 1981, Heritage BC is a charitable society with members who are the custodians of BC’s heritage with a focus on learning, preserving, conserving, interpreting and promoting heritage in trust for the benefit of society, its development and its enjoyment. What we do:  Recognizing: Annual Heritage Awards Celebrating: Heritage Week featuring
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Hot Docs: Film Funds
Hot Docs production funds provide Canadian and international documentary projects with much-needed development, production and completion grants, as well as valuable professional development opportunities. Funds include: CrossCurrents Doc Funds: Promoting inclusion in the documentary space, the CrossCurrents Doc Funds foster storytelling from within groups whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented.
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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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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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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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Ontario Arts Foundation
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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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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