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The Infinity Tunnel. Photo Credit: Cory Bluhm

UPCOMING DEADLINES

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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.


  Spring Application Dates (for projects taking place between July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)

Single-stage on-line application for Spring 2023 Arts Fund grants
Application portal will open on Monday, February 27, 2023, and all applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 5,
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Online Portal Open for New Applications
  • Monday, February 27, 2023
Online Applications due
  • Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Application Adjudication / Board meeting
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023
Notification/Award Letters for all applicants
  • by Friday, June 30, 2023

 

 

Fall Application Dates (for projects taking place between January 1, 2024- December 31, 2024)

Single-stage on-line application for Fall 2023 Arts Fund grants
Application portal will open on Monday, August 7, 2023, and all applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023
Online Portal Open for New Applications
  • Monday, August 7, 2023
Online Applications due
  • Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Application Adjudication / Board meeting
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023
Notification/Award Letters for all applicants
  • by Friday, December 8, 2023

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OPEN HOUSE VIRTUAL DROP-IN

 

Take a look at our most recent online Open House. Our in person Open House may resume in 2023, but in the meantime take a look at our last Open House and stay tuned for our upcoming Virtual Open House in March/April 2023
 
SPRING
  March/April 2023
FALL
  TBA

 

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WHICH FUNDING ROUND?

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).

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

Tony is writing and directing a play that will have its first performance in July 2023. He must submit his completed application for the Spring 2023 round, due May 5, 2023.

 

Maria is applying for funding for a choral performance that will take place in April 2024. She must submit her completed application for the Fall 2023 round, due October 13, 2023.