Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is a national arm's-length agency which fosters the development of the arts in Canada through grants, services and awards to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, as well as administering scholarly awards, and having under its aegis the Public Lending Right Commission and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. This website lists grant information and application procedures for all areas of the arts. In addition information regarding over 70 prizes, fellowships and awards to Canadian artists and scholars that the Council administers is available on this site. For professional development this site offers an section called Info-Arts which reports on the current issues and trends in the arts, corporate research, advocacy resources and supplies an international network. Information about the operation of the ArtBank is also available.

Canadian Centre for Philanthropy
Canadian Centre for Philanthropy offers members a directory to Foundations and Grants, information on publications, and links the National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating [NSGVP On-line], to the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code and to the non-profit information source. An invaluable resource for fundraising.

Department of Canadian Heritage - Arts and Heritage Branch
Manages the support for Canadian museums and art galleries through the following programmes [ detailed program information and application procedures all mounted online] :
- Museums Assistance Program [MAP] - provides financial assistance to the creation and hosting of travelling exhibitions, aboriginal museum development, and organizational development of cultural institutions;
- Movable Cultural Property Programme [MCP] - provides loans or grants to assist designated institutions to repatriate cultural property that exists outside of Canada or to purchase cultural property for which an export permit has been denied;
- Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board - which certifies cultural property of outstanding national significance and determines fair market value of cultural artefacts;
- Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program [TREX] - which reduces costs associated with travelling collections of art and heritage collections for Canadian art galleries, museums, archives and libraries;
- Young Canada Works - government funded internships that give young Canadians valuable working experience in Canadian cultural institutions;
- Canada-France Agreement on Museums - that provides financial support to exchanges between Canadian and French museums;
- International Exhibition Program - The program works with foreign governments to bring exhibitions to Canada.

Le Fondation Daniel Langlois
The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to evolving human environments. The Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner through data communications.

Council on Foundations
This is a membership association of grant-making foundations and corporations. It specially aids organizations in the daily business of providing grants. It offers a job bank, workshops and conferences on grants.

The Getty Foundation
The Getty Foundation provides support to institutions and individuals in Los Angeles and throughout the world, funding a diverse range of projects that promote the understanding and conservation of the visual arts. Through its grantmaking, the Foundation complements and extends the work of all the Getty programs. The Foundation also encompasses the Getty Leadership Institute, the leading source of continuing professional development for current and future museum leaders.

Laidlaw Foundation
The Laidlaw Foundation uses its resources to strengthen the environment for children, youth and families, to enhance opportunities for human development and creativity and to sustain healthy communities and ecosystems. Their annual report can be downloaded as well as information and applications regarding the Youth Engagement Programme.

The Magenta Foundation
The Magenta Foundation is a charitable arts publishing house, the first of its kind in Canada. It fills the very specific niche of establishing a place for Canadian artists in the international arts community, and it provides a vehicle for galleries to join forces and promote the work of Canadian artists internationally through the publication of books and exhibitions.

Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture encourages the arts and cultural industries, protects Ontario's heritage and advances the public library system in order to maximize their contribution to the province's economic and social vitality. The ministry implements strategies to promote and market Ontario's cultural and heritage attractions to realize their full economic potential. It works with local communities and cultural agencies to preserve Ontario's culture and heritage.

The New York Foundation for the Arts
The New York Foundation for the Arts' (NYFA) mission is to empower artists at critical stages in their creative lives and provides the public with opportunities to experience and understand their work. NYFA accomplishes this by offering financial assistance and information to artists and organizations that directly serve artists, by supporting arts programming in the community, and by building collaborative relationships with others who advocate for the arts in New York State and throughout the country.

Ontario Arts Council
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arms length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation that supports artists and organizations in Ontario through grants, awards and services. This site offers a complete listing and application procedures on the granting programmes available to all areas of the arts. In addition, full information regarding private funds given to the Ontario Arts Council Foundation to administer and manage in the form of annual awards, grants and scholarships can be found on this site. Also all OAC publications can be downloaded through this site.

Ontario Arts Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1991 under the Ontario Corporations Act as a not for profit corporation, with the purpose of encouraging and facilitating private giving to the arts in Ontario.  It is a non-government foundation and is a registered charity.

Sponsorship Report (The)
A newsletter and resource site for non-profit, cultural or sports related groups interested in corporate sponsorship development and information

Trillium Foundation
The goal of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is to encourage innovation and experimentation, cross-sectoral collaboration, citizen participation, and systemic change. The site features program guidelines and application guides, and listings of the community grant review teams.

University of Alberta Research and Grants Office (The)
This site provides links to key funding and grant agencies in Canada.

Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that strengthen Canada and enhance the well-being of all Canadians. Within its areas of interest, the Foundation funds innovative ventures that seek to make a discernible impact on the future of Canada by encouraging social action and strengthening the development of public policy. The report on art acquisitions in Ontario art galleries can be downloaded off of this site, however information regarding their assistance in art acquisitions and programming surrounding public collections is not available.

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