Canada Council for the Arts | Student, Emerging, Documentary

Canada Council for the Arts

Media Funding

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts Film Grants. In 2018-19, over 2,800 Canadian artists, almost 450 groups and over 2,000 arts organizations received Canada Council grants. The Canada Council for the Arts offers six unique ways to receive grants for independent film artists to assist them in their careers in the industry. They are as follows:

  • Explore and Create
  • Engage and Sustain
  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis People
  • Supporting Artistic Practice
  • Arts Across Canada
  • Arts Abroad

Each has a different application process. Production grants are as they seem and they cover all costs of production of the film. Scriptwriting grants cover all costs associated with the creation of the script for the film. Research and Creation grants cover all aspects it may take to gather all information and hours to create the film.

The goal of these grants is to ensure the Canadian Film industry and the independent filmmakers within its circle remain very much active within the country and continue to keep Canada alive in film.

Interesting facts about the Canadian Council is that they are a crown corporation that has been present since 1957 and they house all major Canadian artworks located in the Canadian Art Bank throughout the country and its history,accounting for more than 18,000 pieces of work ranging from art,to media art.The council also funds and administers many of Canada's top arts awards, including the Governor General's Literary Awards.

There are a wide range of requirements to obtain funding from The Council which will support new independent artists and even already established artists who require assistance in advancing their careers further within the film industry.

Media Arts For the Canada Council

Media arts are understood as new media and moving images (film and video) practices. These practices are considered broadly; for example, moving image works may be single or multi-channel, expanded cinema, or installation based.

The Canada Council funds works where the artist (in the case of moving images, the director) initiates and drives the project while maintaining complete creative and editorial control at all times. The Council does not support work intended for the creative industries of film, television and video games.

More Info: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants

Back to Top of Canada Council for the Arts

Documentary Funding Tips

Documentary Funding Tips

Documentary funding is tough work, but here's the good news...You CAN raise documentary capital and it may not be as hard as you think. Get the best fundraising advice, from the Emmy-winning creator of Desktop Documentaries, at Documentary Funding Tips.

Desktop Documentaries offers the Documentary Fundraising Toolkit, which includes a 190-page full-color documentary fundraising guide, a 25-page documentary proposal template with instructions, two budget templates with budgeting guide, list of the top 100 documentary film grants, e-book with 25 specific fundraising ideas to start raising your first $10,000 and a fundraising check-list. All the best fundraising tools, templates and resources, including 20+ years of experience, combined into one comprehensive packet.

List of Film Grants

Do you have a Film Grant to share with our readers? Please post your Film Grant here.

Documentary Film Grants

Short Film Grants

Women in Film Grants

Feature Film Grants

Emerging Filmmaker Grants

Screenwriting Film Grants

Television Grants

Canada Film Grants

More Film Grants

See All: Full List of Film Grants

Film Grant Deadlines Rolling/Various Application Deadlines

Film Grant Deadlines Spring

Film Grant Deadlines Summer

Film Grant Deadlines Fall

Film Grant Deadlines Winter

Start Your Financing in Five Minutes - 2020 is YOUR Year

FilmProposals Business Plan Package

Fast Track Your Film Financing Today!

Silver

Most Popular
$139

***Gold***

NEWEST!
$499
View Cart

Testimonials

Check out some of our Filmmaker Reviews
  • Just want to thank you for your materials and help over the past year. I could not have raised the $1.5 million or made this film without the materials you provided -- and for $99? The bargain of my career!

    James, Producer, Writer, Director
  • I'm now sending out my completed business plan/film proposal document to potential investors and the one comment I'm getting back almost immediately is that it's so well laid out and professional. Believe me, first impressions really do count.

    Kathleen
  • This is perfect! I have potential investors but I had no idea how to prepare a professional investment package to present to them. (I'm an artiste', not a business person. :) ) The information is clear and easy to understand, and Melissa is very prompt in answering emails.

    Balancing Act Pictures LLC
  • When I came across the Business Plan Tools and the Finance Guide, I felt like I could stop searching for the pot of gold...I’d found it. In one place, with clear, easy to follow materials and spreadsheets, my questions were answered.

    Barry, Filmmaker
  • Hi Melissa! I purchased Package #3 a couple of days ago, and I feel like I'm taking a crash course in film financing. So far, what I've read and learned has been invaluable. Thank you!

    Emily
  • I've made short films before, but this is my first feature, and the first film I've tried raising money for. This template, actually the whole package, has been invaluable and well worth the money I spent on it. So much information is packed into what I got that I'm almost dizzy from it all.

    Wade

FilmProposals Tools and Templates

FilmProposals Business Plan Templates