Funding Agencies
(Scholarships, Grants, etc.)
Researching the Visual Arts in Canada

| Directories to Funding Agencies|
| Awards to Study the Visual Arts in Canada |
| Awards for Canadians to Study the Visual Arts Outside Canada |
| E-mail Discussion Lists |
| Selected Resources on Grant-writing and Proposals |


This section consists of three parts: this page lists directories for finding sources of funding (both in print and on-line); Section II lists some funding opportunities for studying the visual arts in Canada; Section III for Canadians who wish to study the visual arts outside Canada. This list is not meant to be complete, but rather a starting point to finding funding for your studies.


Directories to Funding Agencies

Concordia University Graduate Awards Directory

Concordia University Office of Research Services

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada 

Directory of Research Grants. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. Ceased 2006.
Concordia University Library Call # LB 2338 D5X

The Directory of Research Grants contains thousands of granting opportunities (up-dated annually) for individuals (many open to Canadians) including sections for organizations seeking material/equipment acquisitions (such as computers, books, etc.).

Canadian Directory to Foundations and Grants. Concordia University Library Call # Ref Desk AS 911 A2C36+ (Latest edition)

Published by the Canadian Center for Philanthropy this directory gives information on foundations in Canada as well as US foundations which have a history of giving in Canada. It contains detailed listings for each foundation, contact information, areas of interest, geographic scope, and notes any limitations on grants. Note: these grants are usually not awarded to individuals.

A Directory to funding sources for Canadian studies. Ottawa: Canadian Studies Directorate, Secretary of State, c1988. Also published in French under title: Repertoire des sources de financement en études canadiennes. Concordia University Library Concordia University Library Call # Reference FC 95 D57X 1988.


Selected Resources on Grant-writing and Proposals

Golden, Susan L. Secrets of successful grantsmanship: a guerrilla guide to raising money. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, c1997. Concordia University Library Call # HG 177 G65 1997.

Lauffer, Armand. Grants, etc. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c1997. Concordia University Library Call # HG 177 L375 1997.

Locke, Lawrence F., Waneen Wyrick Spirduso and   Stephen J. Silverman. Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. 3rd ed. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, c1993. Concordia University Library Call # Q 180.55 P7L63 1993.

Miner, Lynn E.  Proposal planning and writing. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1993. Concordia University Library Call # HG 177.5 U6M56 1993 (Updated editions appear at the beginning of the Directory of Research Grants listed above).

Ries, Joanne B. Applying for research funding: getting started and getting funded. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c1995. Concordia University Library Call # HG 177 R53 1995.

Schumacher, Dorin. Get funded!: a practical guide for scholars seeking research support from business. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, c1992. Concordia University Library Call # Reference LB 2336 S33 1992.


E-mail Discussion Lists Related to Funding

Use these mailing lists below to learn more about grants and grant-writing. See a more complete listing of Discussion Lists for the Visual Arts and how they work on this Website.


Art contests & competitions, art jobs & internships, art scholarships & grants & fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.


Focuses on all aspects of fund raising for the visual arts, performing arts, cultural organizations, and humanities organizations. Arts_Gift will be of interest to professionals working for and on behalf of such organizations who are responsible for raising charitable contributions. It will also be of interest to those who, while not full-time fund development professionals, are involved in any aspect of fund raising for such organizations.While discussions will center on fund raising for such organizations in the USA and Canada, individuals from other countries are welcome to join in. The reliance of arts organizations on private contributions underscores the importance of an Internet discussion list dedicated to the unique needs of fund raising for arts, cultural and humanities organizations. Search CHIN List of Discussion Groups for info on subscribing.


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