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Grants & Funding Resources 

Imagine Canada - Grant Connect

The Oakville Arts Council is a paid subscriber to Grant Connect, a funding resource provided by Imagine Canada. Access to the database is free to OAC members. View the introductory presentation here

Canadian Fundraiser (now Hilborn)

News, trends, tips and analysis on developments in the fields of fundraising and nonprofit management Information for nonprofit leaders.

Grants Ontario

Provides arts & cultural groups with one-window access to information about available grants, how to apply for grants and how to check the status of the application.

Canada Council for the Arts

Offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts.

Town of Oakville Cultural Grants

Makes operating and project grants available to qualified not-for-profit cultural organizations every year. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville, administers the cultural grants program.  

Ontario Arts Council

Offers grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations, support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

Ontario Trilium Foundation

For over 30 years, OTF invests in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, over $110 million in grants is awarded to some 1,300 public benefit sector organizations.

Bravo Fact

BravoFACT continues to provide awards to Canadian producers and directors who seek to create entertaining and engaging short-form content, both scripted and documentary, for Bell Media.

The Department of Canadian Heritage

Delivers policies and programs related to broadcasting and interactive media, arts and cultural industries, heritage objects and spaces, official languages, citizenship participation and identity, human rights, Aboriginal Peoples, youth and sport initiatives, as well as national ceremonies and symbols.

Heritage Canada The National Trust

A national charity that inspires and leads action to save historic places, and promotes the care and wise use of our historic environment

Metcalf Foundation

At the Metcalf Foundation, our grantmaking work is focused in three specific areas:

  • sustaining the vibrancy of the professional performing arts;
  • helping to build a low-carbon, resource efficient,
  • and resilient Canada; and improving low-income peoples’ economic livelihoods and access to quality jobs.

Factor – Portal

Ontario Creates – Online Application Portal

Phone: (844) OAK ARTS (625-2787)
Mailing address: 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON, L6L 2G6

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