The Infinity Tunnel. Photo Credit: Cory Bluhm


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The Arts Fund exists to Make Art Happen.


Our grants support innovation and artistic creation throughout Waterloo Region. Investing in artists and

arts organizations ensures everyone benefits by nurturing a dynamic and creative culture, positive factors

in the well-being of our community.


Full details about the most recent Arts Fund grant recipients are available in Press Releases below. 


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A Sample of What’s Upcoming:

Follow these links for details about some of the many projects that have received an Arts Fund Grant:


From Isabel Cisterna, Kultrun, who received a Spring 2019 grant:

"This was funded by our grant and even though a larger video will come after with our Final Report, I am truly moved by how this project turned out."

Special technology helps deaf concert audience feel the music


November 1, 2023 update

Changes at the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

Spring 2023

Important Changes to our Application Process

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Good Foundation Donation September 2020

New for Fall 2020: Online One-Stage Application

Spring 2020

Arts Sector Support during COVID-19

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Good Foundation Donation - June 2019

February 2019 Open House

Fall 2018

August 2018 Open House

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016 & 15/150 Grant

August 2016 Open House

Spring 2016

February 2016 Open House

Fall 2015

August 2015 Open House

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

March 2008 Fifth Anniversary

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004

Spring/Fall 2003