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Artist Funding Opportunities

Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council is an arm’s-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport . OAC’s grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

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Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Our main areas of activity are: Grants: We provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process. Endowments and Prizes: Each year we award fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars. Research, communications and arts promotion activities also further our mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts.

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Canadian Conference for the Arts
The Canadian Conference of the Arts is a not for profit, non partisan member based organization that represents the interests of over 400,000 artists, cultural professionals from all disciplines of the nation’s vast arts, culture and heritage community. As the national convener, the CCA provides support for collaborative leadership for the Canadian cultural sector.

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Trilium Foundation
Originally known as the Trillium Foundation, the organization started with humble beginnings in 1982. The economic conditions of the early 80s had adversely affected the voluntary social service sector. Government funding and private sector donations had decreased. It was a time when many charities, large and small, were concerned about their ability to secure funds to enable them to carry on their existing programs and to meet essential community needs.

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Community Foundation of Ottawa
The Community Foundation of Ottawa is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. Since 1987, the Community Foundation of Ottawa has been enabling generous citizens to enhance the quality of life in their community and to achieve their own charitable objectives through permanent, well-managed endowments.

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Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff, managers and all others engaged professionally in the sector.

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Apply for an ARTicipate project grant!
The deadline to apply to the 2014 ARTicipate Project Grant
is May 30.

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