Disciplines

New Funding Model

6 New Programs in 2017

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Transition to 2017

Existing programs

All existing programs will end by March 31, 2017.

Core funding

The 2016 competitions for operating grants will be cancelled and organizations will be invited to apply under the new model between May 1, and July 1, 2017.

Project funding

Until November 2016, most deadlines for project grants will remain the same; some will be moved up or cancelled.

Timeline

This summer and fall, we’ll regularly be rolling out information and updates on the New Funding Model. Stay informed by checking back to this page regularly and by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

  • 2016

    June

    Info on transition for core grants

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    Summer

    Info about 2017-18 deadlines for new programs

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    Fall

    Open call for jurors

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    December

    Program guidelines available

    Applicant portal launch

  • 2017

    April

    First New Funding Model deadlines

Changes to deadlines

During the transition process, some deadlines for existing programs will be moved and some types of grants will resume with the launch of the new programs in April 2017. The table provides all the details on deadline changes for existing programs.

Current grants with deadlines:

  • Up to November 2016 will remain the same; however, some may be moved up or cancelled.
  • In December 2016 and January 2017 will be moved up or cancelled.
  • Between February and March 2017 will be cancelled with some exceptions (See below).
  • After March 31, 2017 will be cancelled.

Travel grants

These will continue after January 31, 2017. Travel grants tied to audience and market development will be maintained until February 28, 2017.

Current Programs' Deadlines

Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants
Deadlines : 15 May 2016 & 15 November 2016


Artists and Community Collaboration Program
Deadlines: 15 May 2016 & 15 November 2016


Capacity Building Program: Annual Project Funding
Deadlines: 30 June 2016


Capacity Building Program: The Flying Eagle
Deadlines: 1 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Elder and Youth Legacy Program
Deadlines: 15 May 2016 & 15 November 2016


{Re}conciliation
Deadlines: 21 June 2016


Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017

Audience and Market Development Travel Grants
Deadlines: Any time until 28 February 2017


Performing Arts: Multi-Year and Annual Grants to Agents and Managers
Deadlines: cancelled More information

Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
Deadlines: 1 November 2016


Annual and Multi-Year Grants to Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Artists and Community Collaboration Program in Dance
Deadlines: cancelled


Creation/Production in Dance: Multi-Year and Biennial Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Dance on Screen Production Projects
Deadlines: 15 October 2016


Dance Presentation Program: Support to Festivals
Deadlines: 1 October 2016


Dance Presentation Program: Support to Presenters
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 October 2016


Dance Touring Grants - International
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 October 2016


Dance Touring Grants - National
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 October 2016


Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
Deadlines: 1 November 2016


Grants to Dance Professionals
Deadlines: cancelled


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Production Project Grants in Dance
Deadlines: cancelled


Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Multi-Year and Annual Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Support Services to the Dance Milieu: Project Grants
Deadlines: 15 November 2016


Travel Grants to Dance Professionals
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017

Cultivate: Creative Development Grants
Deadlines: 15 September 2016


Cultivate: Organizational Development Project Grants
Deadlines: 15 September 2016


Cultivate: Professional Development Grants
Deadlines: Any time until 30 November 2016


Cultivate: Sector Development Project Grants
Deadlines: 15 September 2016

Inter-Arts Office: Grants to Artists
Deadlines: 1 May 2016


Inter-Arts Office: Multi-year Grants to Organizations
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Inter-Arts Office: Project Grants to Organizations
Deadlines: 15 November 2016


Inter-Arts Office: Touring Grants to Artists and Organizations
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 16 November 2016


Inter-Arts Office: Travel Grants to Artists
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Visiting Foreign Artists Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016

Aboriginal Media Arts Program
Deadlines: 1 April 2016


Artists and Community Collaboration Program in Media Arts
Deadlines: 15 January 2017 (changed)


Grants to Film and Video Artists: Scriptwriting Grants, Production Grants and Research/Creation Grants
Deadlines: 1 October 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Emergency Fund
Deadlines: Any time


Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Equipment
Deadlines: 15 November 2016


Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Initiatives
Deadlines: 15 May 2016 & 1 November 2016


Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Multi-Year
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants to New Media and Audio Artists: Research and Production Grants
Deadlines: 1 October 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


New Media Residencies
Deadlines: 1 October 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Project Grants to Media Arts Organizations, Groups and Collectives
Deadlines: 15 May 2016 & 1 November 2016


Travel Grants to Media Arts Professionals
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Travel Grants to Media Arts Professionals: International Residencies
Deadlines: 1 December 2106


Visiting Foreign Artists Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016

Aboriginal Peoples Music: Project grants
Deadlines: cancelled


Aboriginal Peoples Music: Travel Grants
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Music: Grants to Professional Choirs
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants to Professional Musicians - Individuals
Deadlines: 1 November 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Music Project Grants: Artists and Community Collaboration Program
Deadlines: cancelled


Music: Grants to Professional Orchestras
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Music: Project Grants to Professional Orchestras
Deadlines: cancelled


Music: Commissioning of Canadian Compositions
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 15 January 2017)


Music: Production Grants
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 October 2016


Music: Project Grants to Professional Choirs
Deadlines: cancelled


Music: Touring Grants
Deadlines: 1 June 2016 & 15 October 2016 (changed)


Music: Travel Grants
Deadlines: 15 April 2016 & 15 June 2016 & 15 September 2016 & 15 November 2016 & 31 January 2017 (changed)


New Music: Multi-Year and Annual Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


New Music: Project Grants
Deadlines: 1 April 2016


Opera/New Opera Program: Annual and Multi-Year Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Opera/New Opera Program: Project Grants
Deadlines: cancelled


Professional Music Organizations Program: Annual and Multi-Year Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Professional Music Organizations Program: Project Funding
Deadlines: cancelled


Residencies for Composers and Conductors
Deadlines: cancelled


Visiting Foreign Artists Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016

Artists and Community Collaboration Program in Theatre
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Developmental Support to Aboriginal Theatre Organizations
Deadlines: cancelled


Grants to Theatre Artists: Individual Creation, Playwright-in-Residency, Artist-in-Residency and Professional Development
Deadlines: 15 April 2016 & 15 September 2016


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Multi-Year Grants to Professional Organizations
Deadlines: cancelled (see operating/core grant information)


Theatre: Project Grants to Service Organizations
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Theatre International Program: Development of Artistic Collaborations, Translation
Deadlines: 15 April 2016 & 15 October 2016


Theatre International Program: International Co-production, Touring Outside of Canada & Touring Foreign Productions in Canada
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 December 2016


Theatre Production Project Grants for Emerging Artists
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Theatre Production Project Grants for Established Artists
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Theatre Touring and Special Initiatives Program
Deadlines: 1 May 2016 & 1 December 2016


Travel Grants for Theatre Artistic Directors, Administrators and Presenters
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Travel Grants to Theatre Artists
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Visiting Foreign Artist Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016

Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Art Forms Program for Organizations
Deadlines: 15 October 2016


Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Visual Art Forms Program for Individual Artists
Deadlines: 15 October 2016


Architecture: Grants to Individuals and Firms
Deadlines: cancelled

Architecture: Grants to Organizations
Deadlines: 1 October 2016


Assistance to Artist-Run Centres
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Fine Craft: Grants to Artists and Curators
Deadlines: cancelled

Fine Craft: Long-Term Grants to Artists and Curators
Deadlines: cancelled

Grants to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts
Deadlines: cancelled

Grants to Art Museums and Public Galleries
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts
Deadlines: cancelled

Grants to Major International Exhibitions
Deadlines: 15 December 2016


Grants to National Visual Arts Service Organizations
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants to Professional Canadian Contemporary Art Dealers
Deadlines: 15 November 2016 (changed)


International Residencies
Deadlines: 1 April 2016


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Long-Term Grants to Visual Artists
Deadlines: 1 September 2016


Project Grants for Organizations in the Visual Arts
Deadlines: 1 April 2016 & 15 September 2016


Project Grants to Visual Artists
Deadlines: 1 October 2016 (changed)


Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts
Deadlines: 1 April 2016 & 1 June 2016 & 1 September 2016 & 1 November 2016 (cancelled: 1 February 2017)


Visiting Foreign Artists Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016


Visual Arts: Acquisition Grants for Art Museums and Public Galleries
Deadlines: Any time until 30 November 2016


Visual Arts: Artists and Community Collaboration Program
Deadlines: 15 April 2016


Visual Arts: Project Grants for Curators and Critics
Deadlines: cancelled

Book Publishing Support: Art Books
Deadlines: 15 April 2016 & 15 September 2016


Book Publishing Support: Author Promotion Tours
Deadlines: 15 April 2016


Book Publishing Support: Block Grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Book Publishing Support: Emerging Publisher Grants
Deadlines: 1 November 2016


Book Publishing Support: Translation Grants
Deadlines: 15 June 2016 & 15 October 2016 & 10 January 2017


Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Multi-Year Assistance for National Arts Service Organizations
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Operating grants
Deadlines: cancelled More information


Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Project Grants
Deadlines: 15 September 2016 (cancelled: 15 March 2017)


Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing: French-language component
Deadlines: 1 April 2016


Grants for Professional Writers: Creative Writing: English-language component
Deadlines: 1 October 2016


Grants to Aboriginal Peoples: Creation Grants for Writers and Storytellers
Deadlines: 1 May 2016


Grants to Aboriginal Peoples: Publishers
Deadlines: 1 May 2016


Grants to Literary and Art Magazines
Deadlines: cancelled More information


International Translation Grants
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development
Deadlines: 10 September 2016


Literary Readings and Residencies Program: Residencies
Deadlines: cancelled

Literary Readings and Residencies Program: Literary Readings
Deadlines: 1 September 2016 (cancelled: 1 March 2017)


Spoken Word, Storytelling and Literary Performance
Deadlines: 15 April 2016


Travel Grants for Professional Writers
Deadlines: Any time until 31 January 2017


Visiting Foreign Artists Program
Deadlines: 1 June 2016

About the new model

Here at the Canada Council for the Arts we are determined to see that our work as a public funder continues to respond to the needs – and the potential – of our changing world. To that end we have redesigned our funding model in order to more strategically support the creation and wide dissemination of excellent Canadian artworks, to more directly and efficiently support Canadian artists, and to more flexibly and effectively support the development of a diversity of high performing arts organizations. Read More

Blog post : Eligibility and the New Funding Model