Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

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Upcoming Deadlines

The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund will evaluate applications twice each year (Spring and Fall). At each stage, decision notification letters will be mailed to both successful and unsuccessful applicants.

Spring Deadlines (for projects July 1 – December 31)

EventDate
Stage 1 applications dueFriday, March 3, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Letters mailed to successful Stage 2 applicantsby Thursday, April 13, 2017
Stage 2 detailed applications dueFriday, May 12, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Final adjudication letters mailedby Friday, June 23, 2017

Fall Deadlines (for projects January 1 – June 30)

EventDate
Stage 1 applications dueFriday, September 8, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Letters mailed to successful Stage 2 applicantsby Friday, October 20, 2017
Stage 2 detailed applications dueFriday, November 17, 2017 by 4:00 p.m
Final adjudication letters mailedby Friday, December 22, 2017

Which Funding Round?

Deciding which round of grants to apply for depends on when your project will take place.

The Board policy does not permit retroactive funding of projects. If your project happens before the granting decision date, the application will be ineligible. Since projects must happen within 12 months of receiving a grant, timing the application to an earlier round ensures that the deadline criteria is met.

If your project will take place between January 1 and June 30, apply for the Fall round of the preceding year (September deadline).

If your project will take place between July 1 and December 31, apply for the Spring round of the current year (March deadline).

For example:

Maria is applying for funding for a choral performance that will take place in April 2018. She must submit her completed application for the Fall 2017 round, due in early September.

Meanwhile, Tony is writing and directing a play that will have its first performance in July 2018. He must submit his completed application for the Spring 2018 round, due in early March.


Grantsmanship Sessions

Finding sources of grants and writing grant applications is a skill that can be learned and improved upon.

The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund's board of directors is hosting an Open House for grant applicants in advance of the spring 2017 round. This will be an informal drop-in where board members will be available to share general information about the fund, its mandate and will welcome feedback. More information is available here.

Grant Writing for Artist Led Projects

A Workshop presented by Isabella Stefanescu

Finding sources of grants and writing grant applications is a skill that can be learned and improved upon.

When:  Monday, February 13, 2017; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Commons Studio, 256 King Street E, Kitchener
Free! No charge, everyone welcome

For mor information please see this flyer.

When a grantsmanship information seminar is offered, the location and time will be posted here. Watch this space for details on other opportunities or contact us.


 

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