Government Funding Opportunities

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Upcoming Festival and Grant Deadlines February 2018 (click on text to download Word doc)

The Canada Council for the Arts provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, inter-arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, writing and publishing.

Manitoba Arts Council

The Manitoba Arts Council has 20 music-related funding opportunities, including the Artists in the Schools and Artists in Community Residency Program.  A searchable database makes it easy to find the grant that best fits your or your organization’s needs.

Manitoba Community Services Council

Manitoba Community Services Council awards grants to successful applicants in the form of monies, bingos or a combination of the two.

Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage

The Arts Branch assists and supports community initiatives to promote access by all Manitobans to the study, creation, production, exhibition and publication of works in the arts. The branch delivers support to the development of Manitoba’s film and sound recording, publishing, visual arts and crafts industries, including support to the Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation.

Manitoba Education

The After School Arts Enrichment program funds new and existing arts programming designed for students who do not normally have access to arts programs in their community. This competitive grant program (applicants are evaluated against all eligible applications) supports new or existing after-school arts instruction and activities.

Manitoba Housing and Community Development

Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) is a long-term, community-based, social and economic development strategy that recognizes that building healthy neighbourhoods requires more than an investment in bricks and mortar. Neighbourhoods Alive! supports and encourages community-driven revitalization efforts in designated neighbourhoods across Manitoba in a number of key areas...

The Community Places Program provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.

Winnipeg Arts Council

With a focus on artistic excellence and community impact, the Winnipeg Arts Council supports opportunities for the people of Winnipeg to engage with the arts as artists and as audiences. Funding is available directly to Winnipeg artists and arts organizations working in all artistic disciplines through the Winnipeg Arts Council’s multidisciplinary grant programs.