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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


Music Recording Projects — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 15 May 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Music
Open to: Artist, ad hoc, group, collective, organizations, orchestra, choir


The Juried Sound Recording: Single/EP program — FACTOR
Deadline: 16 May 2024

Discipline: Music
Open to: Artists, companies


The Artist Development program (AD) — FACTOR
Deadline: 23 May 2024

Discipline: Music
Open to: Artists, companies


The Ontario Creates Magazine Fund — Ontario Creates
Deadline: 30 May 2024, 5 PM ET

Discipline: Literary
Open to: Publishers


Book Fund — Ontario Creates
Deadline: 3 June 2024, 5 PM ET

Discipline: Literary
Open to: Publishers


Chalmers Arts Fellowships— Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 June 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: All
Open to: Professional artists practicing for longer than 10 years


**Public Art Galleries: Operating — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 4 June 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Visual Arts
Open to: Non-profit organizations


*Publishing Organizations: Operating (Magazine Publishers) — Ontario Arts Council
Deadline: 13 June 2024, 1 PM ET

Discipline: Publishing
Open to: Organizations


Seed Grant — Ontario Trillium Foundation
Deadline: 26 June 2024, 5 PM ET

Discipline: Any
Open to: Non-Profit Organizations


IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition — Ontario Creates
Deadline: 26 August 2024

Discipline: Digital
Open to: Creators


 

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