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Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

HOW TO APPLY

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The Arts Fund's aim is to make the process of applying for funds as straightforward as possible, and to provide meaningful grants.

 

 

BEFORE YOU APPLY: ESSENTIAL READING

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Before you start to fill in an application form, we recommend reviewing the Application Guidelines. Here you will find all the information and Downloads you need to submit an application:

 

Arts Fund: How to Apply

It is highly recommended that both first-time and experienced applicants review the latest version of the guidelines before completing the application form. Guideline instructions may change from time to time and will be noted in the Application Guidelines document.

 

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GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

 

 

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For Application Submissions, find useful information here:

 

FAQs

Have questions? Need help?

Frequently Asked Questions here:

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  FAQs

 

 

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PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT

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To help you navigate the application process, previous board members and successful

applicants offer Peer-to-Peer Support.

Details and contact information here:

 

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ANNOTATED FORMS

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To help with the preparation

of the forms, here are samples with

comments and explanations in

a visual ‘how-to’ format.

 

Click PDF to view forms:
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HANDY TIPS

 

The Arts Fund’s board members are also artists who live and work in Waterloo Region. Many have been applicants and recipients of Arts Fund grants and have been through the process themselves. Check our our handy tips, suggestions and reminders: Checklist icon CHECK OUT OUR HANDY TIPS

 

 

OPEN HOUSE

The Arts Fund Board of Directors hosts an informal drop-in Open House for grant

applicants in advance of the Spring and Fall rounds. Board members are available to

share general information about the fund, its mandate and welcome feedback

from applicants.

 

These are not a grant writing workshops because board members are restricted from

providing specific application assistance.

 

Please visit Upcoming Deadlines for details on dates and locations

Arts Fund: Open House  

 

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GRANT WRITING SESSIONS

When a local grant writing session or workshop is

available, the location and time will be noted here.

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2 SESSIONS OR WORKSHOPS

Available at this time. Details here.

 

 

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SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

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STAGE 1:
THE BASICS

 

All applicants are invited to submit information as outlined on the Stage 1 application form.
Click here for the Downloads Page

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STAGE 2:

THE DETAILS

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Only those applicants from Stage 1 who are

shortlisted are invited to complete and submit

the more detailed Stage 2 application form.
Click here for the Downloads Page

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

To get started, please find more information at:

 

 

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