1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Deadlines and Notification of Results

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 several deadlines and cut-off dates have been suspended. Guidelines and forms will not reflect revised deadlines. This page is the most up-to-date source of information for revised deadlines and notification of results dates.

Deadlines and Notification of Results

Have questions about grant applications? Consult the Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 information pages for more information.

Note: For components with deadline dates: the portal closes to submissions at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
For components with any time deadlines: the portal remains open to submissions at any time. Note the Cut-off Dates and Notification of Results.

The Canada Council for the Arts’ emergency support

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Notification of Results
Digital Originals Any time before the start date of your project until 15 June 2020 or until the funding envelope has been allocated Usually within 6 weeks submitting your application

Explore and Create

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results

Professional Development for Artists
Competitions are suspended

 

Applications are not being accepted at this time

5 February 2020

3 June 2020 cancelled

21 October 2020

3 February 2021

End of May 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of May 2021

Research and Creation Any time before the start of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding

2 October 2019

22 April 2020

7 October 2020

End of February 2020

End of September 2020

End of February 2021

Concept to Realization - Project Any time before the start of your project or the part of your project for which you are seeking funding

2 October 2019

22 April 2020

7 October 2020

End of February 2020

End of September 2020

End of February 2021

Concept to Realization - Composite

22 April 2020 for activities beginning before 
31 March 2021*
(*Note: This is the last Spring deadline. Future deadlines will only be in the Fall.) 

7 October 2020 for activities beginning 
after 1 April 2021

N/A


N/A

End of September 2020

End of February 2021

Artist-Driven Organizations 24 October 2018 N/A End of April 2019

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Engage and Sustain

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Artistic Catalysts 9 October 2019 N/A End of April 2020
Artistic Institutions 17 October 2018 N/A End of April 2019

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Creating, Knowing and Sharing : The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Travel Any time before your departure date N/A Usually within 3 months of submitting your application
Small-Scale Activities Any time before the start date of your project/activity N/A Usually within 3 months of submitting your application
Short-Term Projects 11 December 2019
N/A End of April 2020
18 March 2020
N/A End of July 2020
17 June 2020
N/A End of October 2020
23 September 2020 N/A End of January 2021
9 December 2020
N/A End of April 2021
17 March 2021
N/A End of July 2021
Long-Term Projects 17 June 2020 N/A End of October 2020

Indigenous Organizations

(Translation deadline)

For new applicants to this component only

23 September 2020
7 October 2020
N/A End of February 2021

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Supporting Artistic Practice

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Professional Development for Arts Professionals
Competitions are suspended

 

Applications are not being accepted at this time

5 February 2020

3 June 2020 cancelled

14 October 2020

3 February 2021

End of May 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of May 2021

Sector Innovation and Development - Project 31 October 2019
N/A End of March 2020
6 May 2020 N/A End of September 2020
9 November 2020 N/A End of March 2021
Sector Innovation and Development - Composite 6 May 2020 N/A End of September 2020
Literary Publishing Projects 6 May 2020
N/A End of September 2020
Literary Publishers 23 November 2020 N/A End of April 2021
Support Organizations 2 October 2019 N/A End of April 2020
National Arts Service Organizations 23 October 2019 N/A End of April 2020

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Arts Across Canada

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Travel
Competitions are suspended
Applications are not being accepted at this time N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

Representation and Promotion
Competitions are suspended
Applications are not being accepted at this time

N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application
Translation 15 January 2020 N/A End of April 2020
17 June 2020 N/A End of September 2020
21 October 2020 N/A End of January 2021
13 January 2021 N/A End of April 2021
Circulation and Touring
Competitions are suspended
11 December 2019 N/A End of April 2020

Applications are not being accepted at this time

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Foreign Artists Tours
Competitions are suspended
11 December 2019 N/A End of April 2020
29 April 2020 postponed to
9 September 2020
N/A N/A
End of January 2021
9 December 2020 N/A End of April 2021
Public Outreach - project
Competitions are suspended
6 May 2020 cancelled N/A N/A
30 September 2020 N/A End of January 2021
Public Outreach - composite 30 September 2020 N/A End of January 2021
Arts Festivals and Presenters 9 October 2019 N/A End of March 2020

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Arts Abroad

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Travel
Competitions are suspended
Applications are not being accepted at this time N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

Representation and Promotion
Competitions are suspended
Applications are not being accepted at this time N/A              Usually within 3 months of submitting your application             
Translation Any time before you complete the translation

15 January 2020

17 June 2020

21 October 2020

13 January 2021 

End of April 2020

End of September 2020

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Circulation and Touring
Competitions are suspended
11 December 2019 N/A End of April 2020

Applications are not being accepted at this time

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Residencies
Competitions are suspended

 

Applications are not being accepted at this time

11 December 2019

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

End of April 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Co-Productions
Competitions are suspended
11 December 2019 N/A End of April 2020
29 April 2020 postponed to
9 September 2020
N/A N/A
End of January 2021
9 December 2020 N/A End of April 2021

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Strategic Funds and Initiatives

Digital Strategy Fund

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Notification of Results
Digital Literacy and Intelligence

Any time before the start date of your initiative for requests up to $50,000

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

18 September 2019  for requests of $50,001 to $250,000
End of February 2020
Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement

Any time before the start date of your initiative for requests up to $50,000

Deadline for requests of $50,001 to $500,000 - to be announced

 

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

Transformation of Organizational Models

Any time before the start date of your initiative for requests up to $50,000

Deadline for requests of $50,001 to $500,000 - to be announced
Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

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Access Support Fund

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Notification of Results

Access Support Fund

You can submit an Access Support request with your associated application, and up to 90 days after receiving your associated application’s results.

6 months after submission of the associated grant

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Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Notification of Results
Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities Fund
Competitions are suspended
Applications are not being accepted at this time Usually within 3 months of the application date

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Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Notification of Results
Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund 20 November 2019 End of April 2020
18 November 2020 End of March 2021

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