Cultural Institutions

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Granting Agencies

The following list includes granting agencies that assist arts and culture groups as well as emerging and established artists. Grants include operating, capital and project grants for a wide variety of endeavours. 


If you or your organization is interested in applying for a grant from one of these agencies and would like assistance, please contact ARIEL to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you find the most appropriate grant for your project and to assist you with the process.

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council offers more than fifty funding programs for Ontario-based artists (visual, performing, literary, aboriginal, educational) 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. OAC also offers awards, prizes and scholarships from private funds managed by the Ontario Arts Foundation.

Go to Ontario Arts Council Grant Search


Visual Arts







The Ontario Trillium Foundation distributes its funding to charities and not-for-profits through two granting programs: Community and Province-Wide. Within those programs, funding is allocated in four sectors: Arts and Culture, Environment, Sports and Recreation, and Human and Social Services.

Go to Trillium Foundation Grants for Algoma/Manitoulin/Sudbury

Canada Council for the Arts 

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. They provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process. As well they award fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars.  

Samples of Canada Council Grants

Grants for Novelists and Creative Writers

Music Grants

Canada Council Grants Search

Go to Canada Council for the Arts website


More grants will be added as they are found.