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

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, some deadlines and cut-off dates may have changed. 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. For components that were temporarily suspended, activities and costs incurred before an application submission date may be exceptionally eligible. Please contact the relevant program for details.

Deadlines and Notification of Results

Have questions about grant applications? Consult the Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19: Information and support for the arts sector 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
Until the October 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.

 

Applications are now being accepted

3 June 2020 cancelled

21 October 2020

3 February 2021

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

22 April 2020

7 October 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

22 April 2020

7 October 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 fall 2022

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Engage and Sustain

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Artistic Catalysts fall 2023

Artistic Institutions fall 2022

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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 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
Until the October 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.

 

Applications are now being accepted

3 June 2020 cancelled

14 October 2020

3 February 2021

N/A

End of January 2021

End of May 2021

Sector Innovation and Development - Project 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 postponed
A funding extension of 1 year will be given to organizations currently holding a core grant from this component

N/A
Support Organizations fall 2023

National Arts Service Organizations fall 2023

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Arts Across Canada

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Travel
Until October 31, 2020, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
Applications are being accepted N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

Representation and Promotion
Until October 31, 2020, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
Applications are being accepted

N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application
Translation 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
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.

 

Applications are now being accepted

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Foreign Artists Tours
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 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
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
6 May 2020 cancelled N/A N/A
30 September 2020 N/A End of January 2021
Public Outreach - composite
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
30 September 2020 N/A End of January 2021
Arts Festivals and Presenters fall 2023

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Arts Abroad

Grant Component Application Deadline(s) Cut-off Dates Notification of Results
Travel
Until October 31, 2020, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
Applications are now being accepted N/A

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application

Representation and Promotion
Until October 31, 2020, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
Applications are now being accepted N/A              Usually within 3 months of submitting your application             
Translation Any time before you complete the translation

17 June 2020

21 October 2020

13 January 2021 

End of September 2020

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Circulation and Touring
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.

 

Applications are now being accepted

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Residencies
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.

 

Applications are now being accepted

29 April 2020 cancelled

9 September 2020

9 December 2020

N/A

End of January 2021

End of April 2021

Co-Productions
Until the September 2020 competition, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 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

30 September 2020  for requests of $50,001 to $250,000
End of March 2021
Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement

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

30 September 2020 for requests of $50,001 to $500,000

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application


End of March 2021

Transformation of Organizational Models

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

30 September 2020 for requests of $50,001 to $500,000

Usually within 3 months of submitting your application


End of March 2021

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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
Until October 31, 2020, you may be able to include activities and costs from April 20, 2020.
Applications are now being accepted 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 18 November 2020 End of March 2021

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