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  • findfundsblogger 2:38 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    An invitation for Fraser Valley writers and UFV Alumni :) 

    Writers invited!Hi Fraser Valley Funds Fans!  Do you love to write?  Would you like to connect with others in the industry?  Perhaps you’d like to change-up your game and enter a new genre?  Or, perhaps you are in the market for a Sham-Wow proposal writer??  Check this out 🙂

    UFV and the Fraser Valley chapter of PWAC have teamed up to develop a Professional Development event: Writing for a Living.

    All Fraser Valley writers as well as students and recent UFV graduates who love writing are welcome to attend this event. This is your chance to “get lucky” and make connections with people who share your passion!

    Date:     Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Time:     6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Place:    UFV Campus A225/229

    Cost:      FREE! Admission by pre-registration only. Wine and refreshments will be served at intermission.

    To pre-register contact Michelle.Riedlinger@ufv.ca by Friday March 7, 2014.

    Pre-registration prizes include:

    • Lunch at Restaurant 62 with Andrew Holota, Editor of The Abbotsford News
    • Three one-hour coach and connect sessions with a PWAC member
    • Lunch at Restaurant 62 with UFV Writer-in-Residence, Daniela Elza

    ….and more!

  • findfundsblogger 12:34 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations 

    Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations

    Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s one to share far and wide with your B.C. aboriginal networks 🙂

    A new funding opportunity is available for Aboriginal youth in B.C. who wish to pursue a career in the arts through the Creative Youth Initiatives Program, which is being funded by the B.C. Government.  The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will implement the pilot program, called “Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts” through a partnership with the BC Arts Council, which will provide $200,000 to FPCC for the new program.  Grants of up to $15,000 available.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014

    Grants will support projects in any artistic discipline (visual, music, performing, dance, media, literary). These projects will:

    • engage youth in the arts through interactions with artists visiting through short-term residencies (1-4 weeks) in remote and reserve communities
    • engage youth in the arts through workshop series with local artists working in any discipline (artist’s fees, materials, facilities)
    • during youth workshops or collaborations, visiting artists work with local artists to build their capacity to engage with youth through the arts

    In addition, the following First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Deadline for these applications is April 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm.:
    B.C. Language Initiative
    Mentor-Apprentice Program
    Language Nest Program
    Language Revitalization Planning Program

    Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  Check the March Deadline Alert for lots more funds too!

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  • findfundsblogger 12:01 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding, funding, funding… Journalism, Agriculture Safety, Children’s Art, Indigenous projects 

    It's a bountiful world :)Hey Funds Fans, long time, no see!  Other matters have kept me occupied lately but here I am with a backlog of funding opportunities.  Since Thanksgiving weekend is coming up in Canada, I wish you all a wonderful time of family, friends, and food.   We all have so much to be thankful for.  Amen!

    The Earth Journalism Network is launching its third round of small grants to invest in strategic opportunities for media development around the world. As in previous years, these grants aim first and foremost to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks, and thus in turn respond to the needs of the grant recipients’ local communities and environments.  Generally speaking, the Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise, they are open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events, so long as these projects involve collaboration between multiple journalists. While content production is an important aspect of any project, applications without some form of network- or capacity-building component will not be considered. As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.  Up to US$10,000 available.  Deadline: October 15th, 2013.

    The FCC AgSafety Fund helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and/or their workers across Canada either through direct training or a train the trainer model.  The grant is administered through a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to provide training to keep farmers, their families, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work.  Individuals and/or groups proposing programs or projects with a local or provincial scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $10,000. Applicants proposing programs with a national scope are eligible to receive a maximum of $25,000Deadline: October 27th, 2013. 

    The International Drawing Competition: Food for a Healthy World is a youth education initiative about food and nutrition. It promotes awareness of the importance of a diversity of nutritious foods for a healthy environment and for healthy people. It also highlights some global challenges relating to food – such as hunger, malnutrition, the food system, and climate change. The competition empowers children and young people with knowledge to make more informed food choices and to be active agents of change in our society. This competition encourages children and young people to create artwork and drawings that express why nutritious foods are important for a healthy world.  Prizes of US$500 will be awarded to the winner of each age group (6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 years old), US$200 will be awarded to the runner up of each age group and US$100 will be awarded to the third best drawing of each age group. In addition, Certificates of Recognition, signed by a United Nations official and a special gift to the schools of the winning artworks will be given.  Last but not least, the artworks will be used in logos, posters, FAO publications (distributed worldwide), T shirts and activity badges! This international drawing competition is open to ALL children and young people from 6 to 20 years old.  Deadline: October 31st, 2013.

    The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues invites Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.  The Fund is mainly used for small grants projects with a budget for up to US$ 10,000 covering one year’s expenses.  Priority will be given to projects that focus on the areas of (i) culture (with a specific focus on indigenous languages); and (ii) the environment (with a specific focus on the respect of the principle of free, prior and informed consent).  Deadline: November 1st, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!  See other grants available in October 2013 here

  • findfundsblogger 9:32 am on September 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DEADLINE ALERT: BC Arts Council Grants 

    Deadline Alert!

    Welcome to Thursday, Funds Fans!  Today I have more support for writers and creative agencies in B.C.

    The BC Arts Council has upcoming deadlines in the following program areas:

    Project Assistance for Creative Writers: This program assists professional writers with the writing of specific creative projects. Eligible genres include drama, fiction, graphic novel, juvenile, non-fiction, poetry and spoken word. Awards are available to support the creation of new works or the re-writing of existing unpublished or unproduced manuscripts. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more writers who share creative control/authorship of a project.  There are two levels of awards in this program: Level I: awards up to $6,000 and Level II: awards up to $12,000.  Deadline: September 15th, 2013.

    Operating Assistance – Arts and Cultural Services Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of service organizations that provide quality services to an established membership base and demonstrate ongoing local, provincial and/or national activity with provincial impact.  Deadline: September 23rd, 2013.

    Operating Assistance – Community Arts Councils operating awards are made once each fiscal year for the future year’s activities. Assistance is available to Community Arts Councils in British Columbia that: provide access to a range of artistic and cultural activities, develop and encourage leadership for arts and culture at the community level, and encourage support for arts and culture from local and regional governments. Deadline: September 30th, 2013.

    Operating Assistance – Media Arts Organizations: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of professional, not-for-profit media arts organizations that sustain an annual artistic program encompassing production, distribution, collections and dissemination activities.  Media arts are defined as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media. New media includes new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression.  Deadline: September 30th, 2013.

    Operating Assistance – Professional Arts Festivals: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of established arts festivals that produce a major annual festival, present and feature professional artists, have a clear unifying theme or vision, and have stable artistic and administrative leadership.  Deadline: September 30th, 2013.

    Operating Assistance – Public Museums: Operating Assistance contributes to the support of public program activities at professional, non-profit public museums that sustain an annual artistic and curatorial program encompassing creation, development, presentation, collections and dissemination activities.  Deadline: September 30th, 2013.

    There it is folks, go and get it!  Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger!

  • findfundsblogger 2:40 pm on August 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for Writers :) 

    Savvy Writers & e-Books online




    Dreaming of writing full time, but just don’t have the money to make the writer’s life a reality? Grants for aspiring writers might offer the aid to supplement your income until you will be established as a writer. Many organizations offer grants for writers to help them to complete their projects or help even during emergencies, such as Stephen Kings foundation. See what’s offered in the USA and Canada:

    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT for the Arts Literature Fellowships
    Through Literature Fellowships to published creative writers and translators of exceptional talent in the areas of prose and poetry, the Arts Endowment advances its goal of encouraging and supporting artistic creativity and preserving our diverse cultural heritage.
    Creative Writing Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.
    Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into…

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  • findfundsblogger 7:22 pm on July 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for Canadian history promotion 

    Funding for historyHi Funds Fans!  The post is a bit late today but better late than never, right?

    The Government of Canada announced a series of new measures to promote Canadian history. This includes the Canada Book Fund, which will encourage collective projects with a dedicated focus on promoting Canadian history titles through the program’s Support for Organizations stream.

    Eligible projects could include targeted marketing campaigns, online discoverability platforms, promotion linked to awards for history titles, etc.

    For 2013-2014, a total amount of up to $100,000 will be available for history-related projects. This amount will increase to $200,000 in subsequent years. Eligible projects could receive up to 75% of their eligible expenses.

    To allow time for the preparation of applications, the deadline for 2013-2014 history-related funding is August 9, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:59 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    $15,000+ for artistic projects on Arab culture 

    Arabic arts & culture project fundingHello Funds Fans!  Today we have an exciting discovery for arts and culture: a dedicated fund for Arab related projects!

    The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) is now accepting applications in the categories of Cinema, Music and RTR (research, training and regional events) as part of its 2013 general grants program.  The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture.

    For cinema applications, a non-Arab producer can apply for a grant provided that the film director is Arab. It is preferred that film projects have producers attached to them. The producer or the director may apply for the grant.  AFAC’s cinema funding is open to all kinds of film projects – short films, feature narratives, short documentaries, feature documentaries, animation and experimental film. AFAC offers funding for development/scripting, production and post-production. Projects applying for a development/ scripting grant are eligible for a maximum of $15,000 while projects applying for a production/ post-production grant are eligible for a maximum of $50,000Deadline: August 1st, 2013.

    Music and RTR applications must be submitted online no later than September 1st, 2013.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:06 am on January 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    AWESOME! Funding for Writers and Readers :) 

    Hi Funds Fans!  It is a blessed day for writers and for those who wish to encourage reading.

    Funding for writersFor writers, the Global Citizen and the Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS) have announced a new round of microgrants.   They will give away two $1,000 grants to reporters, bloggers, photographers film makers or anyone with a compelling humanitarian story to tell.  Deadline: January 25th, 2013.

    DAWNS is a mission-driven enterprise to help lower the barriers to compelling humanitarian storytelling.   These grants are open to anyone, anywhere in the word.  Ideal grantees have excellent story ideas or projects underway, but need a small modicum of financial support to help them in some tangible way.  If you need a new camera lens; some help to pay for a translator; some financial assistance to pay for travel related to your project, then you should apply. Your project should already be off the ground, or close to it. You need to demonstrate to us how $1000 can be put to productive use.

    This is strictly a storytelling grant. We are here to help people tell local stories of global significance. Unfortunately, that means that we will not fund aid projects. If you are an NGO looking for support to build a school or something like that, you should not apply.

    Literacy GrantsFor those who wish to encourage reading, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is now accepting grant applications.  If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.  Deadline to apply: Friday, February 15th, 2013.

    Qualifying schools are those that are challenged by socio-economic factors that put their children at higher risk. These factors may include a higher than average number of children from single-parent families, families with lower education levels or lower income levels. The children may face cultural, language or other barriers to learning. Any high-needs school that is working hard to foster a culture of literacy despite the challenges has the potential to be a Love of Reading school.

    Love of Reading schools receive funding over a three-year period. For each of the three years, the school receives 10 per cent of the funds in the form of cash to spend on any special projects they believe will promote literacy: after-school activity groups; visits by special guest speakers and artists; anything that promotes a love of reading. They receive the remaining 90 per cent of the grant in the form of a credit redeemable for new books and learning materials at Indigo, Chapters and Coles book stores.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:37 pm on January 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Bonus Post: Funds for Documentaries (cough *IdleNoMore* cough) 

    Funding for documentariesHello, Artsy and Socially Aware Folks!  Check this out:

    The Fledgling Fund provides grants to support outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries and range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch. A small number of these grants support post-production for timely projects that have strong social change potential. They typically range from $5K to $30K and are considered in our Spring and Fall funding cycles.   Funding Cycle Opens OnlineJanuary 14th, 2013

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  • findfundsblogger 9:58 am on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    More CMF Funding! 

    Canada Media FundFriday, Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday.  This is a word that starts to look and sound strange after about the third time.  But who cares, right?  It’s Friday and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), our feature funder a while back, has just announced the launch of the English Regional Pre-Development Program, a new $1 million supplement to the existing development program.  Eligible producers will be able to apply to this first-come, first-served program as of Thursday, December 13th.

    About the New English Regional Pre-Development Program: “The CMF recognizes that opportunities to build relationships between producers and broadcasters exist at the very early stages of development and we need to capitalize on them,” says Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the CMF. “The objective of this initiative is to stimulate regional activity encouraging diversity of voices coming from all areas of this country.”

    The English Regional Pre-Development Program, designed in consultation industry stakeholders, is intended to support producers in their preparation of documents to present to broadcasters at the early stages of development.  In addition to this new program, the CMF has also changed its regional definition in development to include Vancouver as a region.

    The CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada will start accepting applications from producers in any province/territory as of 9 a.m. (in their relevant time zone) on Thursday, December 13. Funds will be awarded to eligible projects on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted or until February 28, 2013.

    View the Development guidelines for more information.

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