Make Art Happen
The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2002 by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It was created to operate at arm's length from the Region and to provide funding for the performing, visual and literary arts. It is managed by a 14 person board, representing a broad spectrum of involvment in the arts. It serves the three cities (Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo) and the four townships (Wilmot, Woolwich, North Dumfries and Wellesley) that make up the Region.
The overall intent of the Arts
Fund is to "make art happen" (i.e. stimulate arts activity) in the
Region. This includes projects to make art happen now (in the next 12
months) and projects that will enhance an organization or individual's
ability to make even more art happen in the future. The Arts Fund
typically directs its support to projects and does not generally fund
capital projects or provide operating funds.
2013 Grant Deadlines
Spring 2013 - Friday March 1, 2013
Fall 2013 - Friday September 6, 2013
New for 2013 Grant Applications
There is a new combined Stage 1/Stage 2 Application and Guidelines.
The application process consists of two stages:
Stage 1: The Basics All applicants are invited to submit information as outlined on the application form.
Stage 2: The Details Only those applicants from Stage 1, who are shortlisted, are invited to complete and submit the more detailed Stage 2 application form.
Goto Downloads for an MS Word or PDF copy of the new guidelines and application form.
Explore this site to find out more about our grants program, the grants awarded to date and how to apply.
Make Art Happen in our region.