Grants & Subsidies

There are several programs in Canada that award grants and subsidies to existing magazines. Currently there is no specific funding available to new publications. Always check the eligibility criteria of each program you are researching and talk to a representative of the funding organization before proceeding with an application.

Federal

Canada Periodical Fund

Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and  participation in Canada’s civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

Canadian Heritage’s Canada Periodical Fund offers grants under three components:

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Its main areas of activity are:

Grants

It provides funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process.

Endowments & Prizes

Each year, the Canada Council awards fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars.

Research

Activities to further its mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts.

Communications

Activities to further its mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts.

Arts Promotion

Activities to further its mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts.

Cultural Agencies

Ontario Creates

In Ontario, Ontario Creates offers funding to eligible magazines based in the province. Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

Provincial Councils & Foundations

Arts and literary magazines may find grants available to their organizations through their local arts councils and various foundations, including:

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

* Non-profit organizations that publish a magazine may want to investigate the grants available through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

PEI

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon