Do you know which funding programs are available to individual artists?
Experienced grant writers always know what grants are available to them, who is offering them, when they’re due and how much effort is required to complete them. They only know these things because at one time, probably when they were first starting out, they did a major research blitz. Since then, it’s been easy for them to modify their information-base whenever grant programs are added, removed or adjusted.
But they had to start somewhere: Research!
Below is an incomplete list of grants available to Canadian jazz musicians. I say incomplete because currently it’s limited to programs that I have personally investigated and applied for.
On the left-hand column, you’ll notice that I added a page called: “Grant Writing Guide.” This list will be accessible on that page, along with these posts. I’ll be updating it regularly.
In the meantime, if you feel obliged, please send me a link to any grants I’ve missed. In particular, grants available to artists in other municipalities and provinces besides Toronto and Ontario. I’ll be doing my own research blitz into these over the next few months, but your help would be appreciated!
- Alberta Creative Development Initiative: Grants to Individuals
- Audience and Market Development Travel Grants
- Career Development Program: Project Grants to Artists
- Grants to Professional Musicians: Non-Classical Music
- Music Touring Grants
- Travel Grants to Professional Musicians
- Demo Program
- Domestic and International Showcase Support
- Domestic and International Tour Support
- Emerging Artist Program
- Juried Sound Recording Program
- Marketing and Promo for Factor Supported Sound Recordings
- Marketing and Promo for Non-Factor Supported Sound Recordings
- Songwriters Workshop and Seminar Support
- Video Program
- Professional Project Assistance Guidelines
- Professional Development Assistance Guidelines
- Scholarship Awards Guidelines
- Touring Initiatives
- Commission and Development Grant for Composers
- Deep Bay Artists’ Residency in Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
- Major Arts Grant
- Music Production Grant
- Special Opportunities Grant
- Touring Grants for Individuals/Small Ensembles
- Chalmers Arts Fellowships
- Chalmers Professional Development Grant
- National and International Touring
- Ontario Touring
- Lee Fund for the Arts
- Project Grant for Individual Artists
- The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund
- Travel Grant