Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

Make Art Happen

Who Can Apply?

Organizations and individual practitioners in all arts disciplines, including performing (theatre, music, dance), visual, literary, film/video/media, interdisciplinary and community arts are eligible to submit an application for consideration.

Unincorporated projects and collectives may submit proposals, but corporations must be not-for-profit, managed by a volunteer board and the majority of its members and/or clients must live or work in the Region of Waterloo.

The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund will decline to make grants to previous Arts Fund grant recipients where:

the recipient is in arrears regarding project completion, submission of Final Review Reports for previously received Arts Fund grants, (see FAQs for more info about project completion and Final Review Report deadlines)


unspent grant funds have not been repaid in circumstances in which the project has not proceeded as planned.

If you are unsure whether prior grants are in good standing and if Final Review Reports have been received and approved, Contact Us before proceeding.

As the Arts Fund enters its second decade, the Board has conducted a review of all processes and policies to ensure they are still relevant. Beginning the 2014 Spring round, the Board is developing and implementing new procedures concerning all applications, including by sitting Board members. Please see Peer Assessment Panel for progress updates.

Members of the Board of Directors are eligible to submit an application as individual artists or on behalf of the organizations they are affiliated with. Upon application, The Conflict of Interest policy will apply, and the Board member will declare such conflict and recuse himself/herself from each stage of evaluation as long as the application is being processed. Applications from Board members are held to the same high standards and scrutiny as applications from any applicant.

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