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KAC's GRANTS BOARD provides a list of local, provincial, and national grant opportunities with upcoming deadlines. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and regularly updated listing of available grants to support artists and arts organizations in Kingston and the surrounding region. If your organization has open grant opportunities not listed here, or if you know of any we've missed, please contact Katherine Dionne, KAC Administrative Assistant, at admin@artskingston.ca — we're always happy to expand the list!

Legend:

*Operating grants in year 1 of their cycle (accepting new applicants)
**Operating grants in year 2 of their cycle
***Operating grants in year 3 of their cycle

UPCOMING DEADLINES


*Media Arts Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 5 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Media arts
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario


*Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating— Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 5 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Visual arts
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario


***Multi and Inter-Arts Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 6 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario.


System Innovations Grant — Ontario Trillium Foundation
Program: Youth Opportunities Fund
Deadline: 6 March 2024

Discipline: Education, justice, child welfare, language and culture, social services and employment
Open to: Youth-focused collaboratives


***Music Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 7 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Music
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with a head office in Ontario


***Arts Service Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 14 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario


Media Arts Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 14 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Media arts
Open to: Ontario-based organizations, ad hoc groups and collectives


Community Grants — Community Foundation for Kingston & Area
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Discipline: All
Open to: Charitable organizations


Multi and Inter-Arts Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 20 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Open to: Ontario-based artists, groups, collectives, and organizations


*Literary Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 21 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Literature
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario


Music Production and Presentation Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 26 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Music
Open to: Individuals, ad hoc groups and collectives, and incorporated not-for-profit organizations


Dance Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 27 March 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Dance
Open to: Ontario-based professional dance artists, ad hoc groups and collectives, incorporated not-for-profit dance companies (or festivals and series), and other not-for-profit organizations, ad hoc groups and collectives


*Arts Organizations in Communities and Schools: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 3 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Ontario-based, not-for-profit corporations, or national not-for-profit corporations with the head office in Ontario.


Literary Organizations Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 3 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Literature
Open to: Literary festival, performance series, sector development, literary book and magazine publishing


Music Creation Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 3 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Music
Open to: Individuals


**Arts visuels, arts médiatiques et métiers d'art : organismes et centres d’artistes autogérés francophones – fonctionnement (French only) — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Visual Arts, Media Arts
Open to: Non-profit arts organizations based in Ontario, Artist-Run Centres


**Diffusion francophone – fonctionnement (French only) — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Francophone Arts Organizations


Media Artists Creation Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Media Arts
Open to: Individuals


**Théâtre francophone – fonctionnement (French only) — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Theatre
Open to: Non-profit corporations based in Ontario


*Theatre Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Theatre
Open to: Non-profit corporations based in Ontario


Interactive Digital Media Fund — Ontario Creates
Deadline: 8 April 2024, 5 PM ET

Discipline: Digital media
Open to: Organizations


**Major Organizations: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 9 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Major Arts Organizations


Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 10 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Indigenous Artists


Indigenous Arts Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 10 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Indigenous Artists


Diffusion – projets francophones (French only) — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 11 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Ontario artists & arts dissemination


Touring and Circulation Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 16 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Art centred touring projects


Artists in Communities and Schools Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 24 April 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All (community-engaged art)
Open to: Professional Artists, ad hoc groups, collectives, non-profit organizations, school boards, schools run by First Nations or Indigenous education authorities


Northern Arts Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 30 April 2024, 1 PM

Discipline: All
Open to: Artists, groups, and organizations based in Northern Ontario


Visual Artists Creation Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 1 May 2024, 1 PM

Discipline: Visual Arts
Open to: Artists


 

ROLLING DEADLINES


Community Anniversaries – Building Communities through Arts and Heritage — Canada Heritage
Deadline: 30 April for events occurring in the next calendar year

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Community Anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project. Funding is available for non-recurring events that mark the 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years (e.g., 125th, 150th); of a significant local historical event or personality.

Discipline: Any


Awesome Foundation Microgrants — Awesome Foundation Kingston Chapter

The Awesome Foundation awards a $1,000 microgrant each month at a public pitch party to make an awesome idea come true. At the pitch party, finalists take the stage to give a 90-second 'elevator pitch' and take questions from the trustees and audience. At the end of the night, the trustees deliberate, and one of the projects walks away with the microgrant.

Discipline: Any


Video Program — FACTOR

The FACTOR (Foundation for Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings.

Discipline: Music


Songwriter Development — FACTOR

FACTOR's Songwriter Development program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward a year of songwriting initiatives, such as domestic and international travel for co-writing sessions and trips, songwriting camps and workshops, and eligible showcases.

Discipline: Music


Live Performance — FACTOR

FACTOR's Live Performance program subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.

Discipline: Music


Travel — Canada Council for the Arts
Program: Arts Abroad

The Travel component of the Arts Abroad funds travel linked to international presentation, exhibition, artistic collaborations, networking and new market opportunities for Canadian artists and arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to attend significant events outside of Canada and build international presence.

Discipline: All


Representation and Promotion — Canada Council for the Arts
Program: Arts Abroad

The Representation and Promotion component of Arts Abroad funds travel linked to the international promotion of Canadian artists and artistic works. Grants are available for registered or incorporated Canadian arts organizations to represent Canadian artists and develop their presence internationally, and establish a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market, or to bring international buyers to Canada.

Discipline: All