On this page:

  • General Arts Funding
  • Private Sources


General Arts Funding

Canada Business Ontario, Funding directory for the arts and media

This is a useful and extensive directory for funding sources specifically for the arts and media. It includes the organization’s name, a short description, and their telephone number and website. It includes funding sources that you probably already know, such as the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, but it also includes sources you may not know, such as information about various tax credits.

Canada council for the arts, Various Grant Programs

The Canada Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts and integrated (multidisciplinary) arts. It also seeks to raise public awareness of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.

Canadian heritage, Various Grant Programs

Canadian Heritage promotes an environment in which all Canadians take full advantage of dynamic cultural experiences, celebrating our history and heritage, and participating in building creative communities. They offer many different kinds of grants and services to Canadian arts and culture organizations.

Community Foundation of Ottawa, Grant programs

The Community Foundation of Ottawa works with the community as a trusted partner to fulfill impact philanthropy and bring about positive, systemic and sustainable change in our city and beyond. The CGP funds across a broad range of needs and opportunities in Ottawa — social services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, and animal welfare.

Ontario Arts Council, Various Grant Programs

The Ontario Arts Council was established in 1963 to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians. The Ontario Arts Council currently offers more than 65 granting programs to individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups and organizations in twelve sectors.

Ontario Trillium foundation, Grant Programs for Registered Charities

The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.

Theatre Ontario, Grants and Scholarships

Divided by grants and scholarship, there are a couple of grants listed such as Professional Theatre Training Program and Youth Theatre Training program and two scholarships which are Neil Munro intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival and the Judy Silver Scholarship Fund.

The Actors’ Fund of Canada, Offer help to Canadian Entertainment professionals

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. Through compassionate and confidential support, we help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.

Private Sources

Private Grants, National and Ontario Private Foundations

They provide information about national private foundations and Ontario private funds. You will find some funding to help your organization to grow and make Ontario better place to live. There is a list of foundations that provide with private grants and links to the sources and also information about grants that are available to you, who is eligible and how to apply for private grants.

Telus Community Boards, Community grants

Each year we contribute millions of dollars in Canada to hundreds of registered charities through our eleven local TELUS Community Boards. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria: Focus on youth; Aligns with our interest in either health, education or the environment; Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery; Defines and measures social outcomes.