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 firstname.lastname@example.org — we're always happy to expand the list!
Open to: Filmmakers
Open to: Artists, curators, collectives, arts organizations, festivals
Open to: Artists, curators, arts professionals, collectives, artistic groups, arts organizations
Open to: Artistic groups, collectives, arts organizations, festivals, presenters, literary book publishers
Open to: Artistic organizations - festivals, presenters and touring networks
Discipline: Production & Broadcast
Open to: For-profit production company or Canadian Broadcaster
Open to: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis professional and aspiring artists, arts/cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups, organizations
Discipline: Film & TV
Open to: Ontario Creates Film Fund – Production recipients
Discipline: Literature, theatre, multidisciplinary
Open to: Literary publishers; theatre, multidisciplinary, Deaf and disability arts, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis organizations, collectives, and groups
Discipline: Performing arts, events*
Open to: Not-for-profit organizations, charities, collectives
*This grant supports costs related to performances and events taking place at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
Open to: Artistic Organizations
Open to: Festivals, presenters, and touring networks
Open to: Artists, curators, artistic groups, collectives
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.
The FACTOR (Foundation for Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings.
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.
FACTOR's Live Performance program subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.
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.
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.