Help and resources

Browse our support materials and helpful tips to help tailor a successful arts funding application.

Take advantage of our support materials for both individual artists and arts organizations as you develop your funding request.

Application writing tips for individual artists

This tip sheet is designed to help you complete your application as efficiently as possible. Please ensure you also review the current guidelines for your discipline-specific project funding before beginning your application. You may also wish to review examples of application components provided for each discipline (where available).

Digital image tips

Artists applying for funding support for visual arts and new media individual projects, or who are applying to have their artwork considered for acquisition to the AFA collection, must provide digital images of their work to support their applications. Here are some tips to help you!

Video audition tips

Artists applying for individual project funding to support training or career development in dance or theatre are required to submit audition videos to support their applications. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression on the expert panel!

Resources for organizations

Healthy governance practices and demonstrated fiscal responsibility while maintaining an artistic mandate are key factors in determining successful AFA operational and project funding applications for organizations.