This page will provide you with tips and advice to help you in the application process, as well as information about your responsibilities if you receive a grant and your options if your application was unsuccessful.

There are 2 main steps to the grant application process.

1

Create an account in the portal and register one or more profile(s) for validation.

2

Once your profile has been reviewed and validated by Canada Council staff, you can apply to program components.

More information on the application process

  • Create Your Account Learn about creating your account on the portal, identifying and registering your profile(s), completing a voluntary self-identification form, and when you can expect to hear back from program staff.

    Featured in this section: fields of practice, information on the validation of your profile, and privacy information.
  • Apply to Programs Find out what to expect during the application process and read helpful advice on preparing an application.

    Featured in this section: the general list of ineligible activities, annual application limits, application and final report assistance, and translation requirements for core grants.
  • If You Receive a Grant Learn about the conditions and requirements that you or your organization must understand and fulfill if you receive a grant.

    Featured in this section: acknowledging Canada Council support, reporting requirements, traveling abroad, income taxes, enhanced review, and Canadian Arts Data forms.
  • If You Do Not Receive a Grant Learn more about unsuccessful grant applications.

    Featured in this section: the application assessment process and the awarding of grants, the public feedback process, and the granting policy.