Funding Agencies

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation awards approximately 1,500 grants each year to community-based not-for-profits and charitable organizations in the arts, recreation, environment and human and social services sectors. OTF is an agency of the Ontario government with an annal budget of over $100 million.

Canada Council​ for the Arts

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.

Canadian Heritage

Offer a broad range of grants and services to Canadian arts and culture organizations that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa offers several funding and awards programs. 

Community Foundation of Ottawa

The Community Foundation of Ottawa is a public, non-profit organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. Since 1987, the Community Foundation of Ottawa has been enabling generous citizens to enhance the quality of life in their community and to achieve their own charitable objectives through permanent, well-managed endowments.

International Federation of Arts Councils & Culture Agencies

The first global network of national arts funding bodies. Provides a listing of international resources.

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council offers more than fifty funding programs for Ontario-based artists and arts organizations, with funds from the Ontario government. Grants provide assistance for a specific activity, support for a period of time, or for ongoing operations.

Telus Community Boards

Telus Community Boards donate to grassroots projects, charities and organizations that support local projects.

The Actors' Fund of Canada

The Actors' Fund of Canada provides encouragement and short-term financial aid to help entertainment industry workers maintain their health, housing and ability to work after an illness, injury or sudden unemployment.

Ontario Media Development Corporation

An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation supports the province’s creative economy by providing innovative programs, services and funding for the film & television; book & magazine publishing; interactive digital media & music industries.