Welcome to the
REGION of WATERLOO
The Arts Fund has a one-stage online application portal for centralized processing of grants. Click below to create your own profile for future applications.
Review the Online Application User Guide before starting your application:
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The online application portal IS NOW OPEN for the Fall 2022 round. All online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022. Projects eligible for these grants must take place between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
Individual artists or arts organizations will find all the information needed to apply for an
Arts Fund grant on this website.
The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund is a not-for-profit corporation established by the
Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The Arts Fund was created to operate at arm's length
from the Regional Municipality, which provides an annual per capita allocation to grant
funding for the performing, visual and literary arts. Eligible applicants must live
and/or work in Waterloo Region.
The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund has contributed to the vibrancy of the arts and
cultural sector in Waterloo Region since 2002. All citizens of the Region, in each of the seven
area municipalities, benefit from the creative projects funded by the Arts Fund.
Since its inception, the Arts Fund has supported more than 800 local artist-led projects and approved
more than $4 million in grants. For more information about the granted projects, see Testimonials
and Press Releases,
The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund is seeking local artists and arts allies to join the Board of Directors. Click this link for more details.
The Arts Fund is committed to providing accessible services, as set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact the Arts Fund as soon as possible. If you require documents in formats other than conventional print, or if you have specific accommodation needs, please let us know so we can make arrangements in advance.
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Button Factory Arts 2014
For complete information on deadlines, please visit the Upcoming Deadlines page.
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About the Fund
We strive to contribute to
the vibrancy of the arts and cultural sector throughout
Before You Apply
We aim to make the process of applying as straight
forward as possible, and to provide meaningful grants.
How to Apply
For Application Guidelines, other essential reading and where to find help
before you submit
Visit our Support pages where you can find
info on Peer to Peer Support and