The Infinity Tunnel. Photo Credit: Cory Bluhm


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The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund evaluates applications twice each year, during the Spring and Fall.  Decision notification letters are e-mailed to both successful and unsuccessful applicants.


Fall Application Dates (for projects taking place between January 1, 2023- December 31, 2023)

Single-stage on-line application for Fall 2023 Arts Fund grants
Application portal will open on Monday, August 1, 2022, and all applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022
Online Portal Open for New Applications
  • Monday, August 1, 2022
Online Applications due
  • Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Application Adjudication / Board meeting
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
Notification/Award Letters for all applicants
  • by Friday, December 16, 2022

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Please note that due to current restrictions, Open House Drop-In sessions are suspended until further notice. If you have any questions regarding application to the Arts Fund, please contact us.
For information on an upcoming webinar, please visit our Open House page

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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 December 30, apply for the Fall round of the preceding year (October deadline).


If your project will take place between July 1 and the following June 30, apply for the Spring round of the current year (May deadline).



Tony is writing and directing a play that will have its first performance in July 2022. He must submit his completed application for the Spring 2022 round, due May 6, 2022.


Maria is applying for funding for a choral performance that will take place in April 2023. She must submit her completed application for the Fall 2022 round, due October 14, 2022.