Grant funding is available to artists from every Canadian province and territory, and to international artists as well; funding can assist with the production of new works, professional development activities, or travel. The challenge is locating these grant opportunities and understanding to which category you should apply.

This summary of funding sources is intended to point you in the right direction. The information included here is by no means exhaustive.  Please consult the source pages whenever you require additional information.  Most provinces’/territories’ councils/boards/foundations list specific individuals for each grant who are available to answer questions, and include these individuals’ contact information.

Here are a few things YOU can do to help CAFF provide accurate and useful funding information for artists:


  • E-mail us at should you RECEIVE a grant that is listed on this site. Let us know about the application process, what you learned, tips for other artists interested in applying for that grant, etc.
  • E-mail us should you NOT RECEIVE a grant that is listed on this site. Let us know what feedback you received–was the rejection based on your particular application or were you given information that indicated Fringe artists in general are not eligible for that particular grant?
  • E-mail us should you RECEIVE a grant that is NOT listed on this site. Provide us with as much information as you can about the funding opportunity so that we can share it with other artists.
  • E-mail us should you find information on the site to be inaccurate or out of date.

Canadian Funding Opportunities:


International Funding Opportunities:

  • United States:
  1. Fractured Atlas
  2. Theatre Communications Group
  3. Association of Performing Arts Presenters
  4. United States Artists