The Infinity Tunnel. Photo Credit: Cory Bluhm


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Individuals, collectives and not-for-profit organizations who practice in any arts discipline; live or work in Waterloo Region; and, who are in good standing with the Arts Fund - with no open/active or outstanding projects or reports - may apply to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.


Unincorporated projects, groups and/or collectives may submit grant applications but corporations must be not-for-profit, managed by a volunteer board and the majority of its members and/or clients must live or work in the Region of Waterloo.


Applicants must be adults - defined in the provincial Age of Majority and Accountability Act as 18 and older - to apply for an Arts Fund grant, to sign the Grant Agreement, and to receive funds.


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The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund declines to make grants to previous Arts Fund grant recipients where:


The recipient is in arrears regarding project completion and/or the submission of a Final Report for a received Arts Fund grant, (see FAQs for more info about project completion and Final Report deadlines)

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unspent grant funds have not been repaid in circumstances in which the project has not proceeded as planned.


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If you are unsure whether previous Arts Fund grants that you have received are in good standing and whether or not Final Reports have been received and approved, Contact Us before proceeding with a new application.


Members of the Arts Fund Board of Directors are eligible to submit an application as individual artists or on behalf of the organizations they are affiliated with. Effective Spring 2023, Board Members no longer review or approve applications. The Conflict of Interest policy will now be signed by our Peer Reviewers who are compensated to review the applications each round.