The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is a crown agency of the Government of Alberta.
Each year, $16.1M from lottery revenues is distributed by the AFA to individual artists and arts
organizations in the visual, performing and literary arts, and cultural industries.
The British Columbia Arts Council is an independent agency established by the Province of British Columbia to provide support and opportunities for persons and organizations to participate in arts and culture in British Columbia. It has the responsibility to provide an open, accountable, and neutrally administered process for managing funds for British Columbia arts and culture.
Calgary Arts Development plays a leadership role in realizing the potential of arts and culture in Calgary. As the city's designated arts development authority, we are a central hub that learns about, promotes, connects, advocates for, and leads strategic initiatives in the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre. Calgary Arts Development allocates municipal funding for the arts provided by the City of Calgary through granting programs that support operations and innovation for more than 100 arts organizations in Calgary.
The Canada Council for the Arts is a national arm's-length agency created by an Act of Parliament in 1957. The Council’s role is "to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts." The Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, interdisciplinary and performance art, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing and publishing.
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Established in 1994 in the wake of the adoption of Qubec's first cultural policy, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qubec is a government corporation dedicated to promoting and developing the arts and literature. Through its initiatives, it ensures respect for the status of professional artists and the enhancement of the socioeconomic conditions of Qubec artists, writers and cultural workers.
The Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse (fmmj) is a non-profit organization with a mission to help young, low-income Montrealers to start up a business, including in the artistic community.
(formerly the Canadian Native Arts Foundation)
The Foundation was created in 1985 by Mohawk conductor and composer John Kim Bell. Funds are available to
Canadian Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Metis and Inuit people to assist with education and professional
development in the performing, visual crafted, media, literary and graphic arts.
The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm's length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to: administer funding programs for professional artists; facilitate and promote the creation of art, the enjoyment, awareness, and understanding of the arts; advise the government on arts policy; unify and speak for the arts community.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to foster the arts of the province by operating financial assistance programmes; providing services and resources; and by working with government and the community for development in the arts
Nova Scotia Council for the Arts’ mandate is to develop and promote cultural resources in partnership with and for Nova Scotians.
The Nunavut Arts Council celebrates the spirit of the arts and actively supports the creative voices of Nunavut artists.
Top priorities for the Council are to recruit more young people into the arts and to see that the performing arts
thrive and flourish. The Council advises the minister of the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (CLEY)
on arts issues, and reviews and approves all arts grants.
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an independent agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture that supports artists and organizations involved in the arts in Ontario through grants, awards and services.
The Council of the Arts mandate is to support, assist, encourage and represent the professional arts community in the Province in the pursuit and development of its activities.
The Arts Board provides grants and advice to artists, arts organizations, and cultural workers.