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REGION of WATERLOO 
ARTS FUND

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Are you planning to apply to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund in 2021?

If so, you will be interested to know that the Arts Fund has launched a one-stage online application portal and centralized processing of grants. Click below to create your own profile for future applications.

 

*** Access the new online application ***

 

Arts Fund Online Application

 

The online application portal opens on Monday, March 1, 2021 - for the Spring 2021 round. All online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.

 

 

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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 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

   

 

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UPCOMING DEADLINES

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2021 Application Timelines:  

If you’re thinking about the Arts Fund in the 2021 round of grants to support the evolution of your own art practice or arts organization, please give yourself a head start and review our one-stage, online Application Guidelines.
 
The online application portal will open on Monday, March 1, and all online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 7.
 

**  Note that application guidelines may change**

To make sure you have the most current information, please visit How to Apply for Application Guidelines on how to access and fill out the application forms.

For complete information on deadlines, please visit the Upcoming Deadlines page. 

 

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About the Fund   Before You Apply   How to Apply   Downloads
             

About the Fund

We strive to contribute to

the vibrancy of the arts and cultural sector throughout

Waterloo Region.
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Before You Apply

We aim to make the process of applying as straight

forward as possible, and to provide meaningful grants.
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How to Apply

For Application Guidelines, other essential reading and where to find help

before you submit
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Downloads

Visit our Downloads page where you can find the

application forms,

promotions and logo files.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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The 15/150 Grant
2017 was the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund's 15th anniversary.
 

The 15/150 Grant marked two special anniversaries in 2017: the Arts Fund's 15th anniversary of Making Art Happen and Canada's 150th anniversary.

More about the six projects that received this special one-time only funding

Plus the latest videos here:  15/150 GRANT HERE

 

Find samples of What's Upcoming and full details about the most recent Arts Fund grant recipients in Press Releases here: 

PRESS RELEASES HERE

 

Plan ahead! Find out when the Spring and Fall Deadlines are here:

DEADLINES HERE