Guide to Getting a Grant
This page provides 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.
Information on the application process
- Webinars and information sessions Learn how to apply for a Canada Council grant. Join a webinar or information session for guidance from a Program Officer.
Prepare your arts and cultural CV (resume)
Your CV will be required when you submit an applicant profile, apply for grants, or nominate yourself to be part of a committee that assesses applications.
This guide provides information and a template to help artists and arts workers prepare a new CV or adapt an existing one. It focuses on presenting their arts and cultural training, activities and experience to the Canada Council.
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 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.