The KAC put together a list of relevant arts grants for the community.

This list is updated every two weeks, and is not exhaustive, we encourage you to research the grants that would suit your practice best. ArtsUnite created a new database of grants that could be useful to you. Email info@artskingston.ca if you’d like to add a grant opportunity to the list.

To learn more about the grants that the KAC administrates, visit:
City of Kingston Arts Fund page
Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development page

GRANTS LIST

* = COVID-19 specific allowances or purpose

 

PUBLIC OUTREACH – COMPOSITE, PROJECT, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The Public Outreach component of Arts Across Canada supports activities of Canadian groups and organizations, as well as professionals in architecture, that contribute to the public appreciation and enjoyment of the arts. Grants fund a wide range of live events, publications and other initiatives that build connections between artists and diverse audiences.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, ROTARY CLUB KINGSTON CATARAQUI

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston is inviting submissions for grants to fund local (greater Kingston area) “one-off” innovative community service projects. We will accept by online form only proposals that are aligned with the Rotary International six areas of focus (see Our Causes on the Rotary International Web site) and that address needs within the greater Kingston community.

Deadline: October, 19, 2020 (Deadline extended)

 

MEDIA ARTIST CREATION PROJECT, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports individual professional Ontario-based media artists/directors working with film, video, audio, digital, new media, video and electronic games, and virtual reality as independent artist-controlled art forms in the production and post-production phases of their projects.

Deadline: October 1, 2020

 

MUSIC PRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

This program supports the development and presentation of all genres of live and virtual music by Ontario-based professional musicians, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations.

Deadline: October 1, 2020

 

DANCE TRAINING PROJECTS, EQUITY AND ACCESS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports dance training derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Indigenous dance forms, and Deaf and disability dance practices.

Deadline: October 6, 2020

 

CONCEPT TO REALIZATION – COMPOSITE, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The Concept to Realization component of Explore and Create supports the full creative cycle – from the initial idea through to presentation, at any stage of the creative continuum. Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations can apply to create projects intended for presentation. Grants provide support for artistic research, creation, project development, remounts, production, post-production and presentation.

Deadline: October 7, 2020

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS: INDIGENOUS AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program funds the work of Ontario-based Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour. It aims to increase the ability of Ontario public galleries, artist-run centres and other organizations to present projects by Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour in contexts determined by the participants. The program supports relationship building between curators, galleries, and audiences.

Deadline: October 8, 2020

 

DEAF AND DISABILITY ARTS PROJECT:  MATERIALS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports Ontario-based professional Deaf artists and artists with disabilities working in visual art or craft practices to purchase materials.

Deadline: October 9, 2020

 

MULTI AND INTER-ARTS PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports the creation, production and presentation of multi- and inter-arts activities by professional Ontario artists, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations working in all art forms and initiatives that benefit the professional multi- and inter-arts community.

Deadline: October 14, 2020

 

YOUTH INNOVATIONS STREAM, ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION

The Youth Innovations Stream invests in the work of grassroots groups that are youth-led or youth-adult partnerships by funding projects that test an idea or grow a successful project. Through this stream, the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides young people facing systemic barriers with the resources they need to design and deliver inspiring solutions to issues that matter to them.

Deadline: October 14, 2020 at 5pm

 

DEAF AND DISABILITY ARTS PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports Ontario-based artists and arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability, and ad hoc groups, collectives and arts organizations mandated to serve and led by artists or arts professionals who are Deaf and/or have a disability. It funds all contemporary and traditional art practices that are supported at OAC.

Deadline: October 15, 2020

 

* ARTS RESPONSE INITIATIVE, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The Arts Response Initiative is an investment in the diversity and vitality of the arts across Ontario. The one-time initiative supports individual artists, ad hoc groups and collectives, and arts organizations to carry out their activities in an environment of change. This initiative encourages exploration, adaptation, and the development of new ways of working that will increase the inclusiveness and resilience of Ontario’s arts sector, both now and into the future.

Deadlines: October 20, 2020, 1 p.m. ET – Project Grants for Individuals
November 3, 2020, 1 p.m. ET – Project Grants for Ad Hoc Groups, Collectives and Organizations & Project Grants for Organizational Partnerships

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The Professional Development for Arts Professionals component of Supporting Artistic Practice supports the career growth of Canadian arts professionals by encouraging knowledge-sharing and participation in a wide range of development opportunities. Grants fund activities that contribute to the advancement of Canadian arts professionals.

Deadline: October 21, 2020

 

TRANSLATION, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The Translation component of Arts Across Canada funds activities linked to the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works into French, English, an Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) language, American Sign Language (ASL), Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), or any other regional Canadian or Indigenous sign language for Canadian publication or presentation. In case of sign language translation, sign language should be the language or one of the languages of performance.

Deadline: October 21, 2020

 

LITERARY CREATION PROJECTS (WORKS FOR PUBLICATION), ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports Ontario-based literary artists to complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire.

Deadline: October 22, 2020

 

LITERARY CREATION PROJECTS (WORKS FOR PERFORMANCE), ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports Ontario-based literary artists to complete new works for book-length publication or for public performance, and literary performers who wish to record their own repertoire.

Deadline: October 29, 2020

 

ARTISTS IN COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports the research, development and realization of community-engaged arts projects. Activities involve professional Ontario artists and community members working together to develop and design a creative experience. These experiences may include co-creation. Skill building is a core component of projects.

Deadline: November 4, 2020

 

THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS: OPERATING, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports the ongoing operations of not-for-profit, professional theatre organizations in Ontario. The program’s priority is to support organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to Canadian work.

Deadline: November 5, 2020

 

VISUAL ARTISTS CREATION PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports professional Ontario-based visual artists to create new work. The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, and to support excellence, regional activity, diverse artists and communities

Deadline: November 5, 2020

 

SECTOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – PROJECT, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The Sector Innovation and Development component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian groups, organizations and cultural connectors for projects targeted towards growing and improving the arts sector. Grants encourage initiatives that strengthen and develop support for Canadian artists.

Deadline: November 9, 2020

 

MUSIC RECORDING PROJECTS, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL

The program supports the recording of music by Ontario-based musicians including composers, songwriters and beat producers.

Deadline: November 18, 2020

 

MEDIA ARTS EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION FUND, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Support towards the purchase of media arts equipment for the research, development, creation, presentation, dissemination and distribution of Canadian independent media artworks.

Deadline: November 18, 2020

 

 

Year-long Ontario Arts Council’s programs:

Exhibition Assistance (applications accepted by recommenders from September 2020 to January 15, 2021)

Indigenous Visual Artists’ Materials (applications accepted by recommenders from August 2020 to January 29, 2021)

Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators (applications accepted by recommenders from September 2020 to January 2021)

Recommender Grants for Writers (applications accepted by recommenders from September 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021)

 

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