CCA Grant Deadlines

The Canada Council for the Arts reminds you of approaching deadlines for the following architecture-related grant programs:

  • February 1, April 1, June 1, September 1 and November 1: Travel Grants to Professionals in the Visual Arts – financial assistance to professional visual and fine craft artists, independent critics and curators, and architecture professionals. The grants are for travel to attend or participate in activities related to their practice, whether in Canada or abroad. Independent critics and curators, architects and related practitioners (landscape architect, or architectural or urban designer) may apply for either travel for presentation or travel for research.


  • March 1, 2013: Assistance to Practitioners, Critics and Curators of Architecture – This program provides grants (maximum $20,000) to architecture professionals and architectural firms to help support special projects that promote contemporary Canadian works of architecture to a broad and diverse public. Funding is available to practitioners, critics and curators of architecture, as well as to architectural firms, to produce content for a public presentation of architecture, including built and (or) critical works or design research of architecture, landscape architecture or the urban environment. Projects must lead to the production of a book, exhibition, film or video, television program, radio program, multimedia program, series of articles or lectures, or other public event. This program also provides funding to professional competition advisors to enable them to develop material that is related to an architectural competition.


  • March 1, 2013: Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture – awarded annually to either a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed its first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential. The prize, valued at $50,000, encourages the development of artistic excellence in contemporary architectural practice by supporting the prize recipients to travel around the
    world to develop their skills, and their creative practice, and to strengthen their position in the international architecture world.


  • March 1, 2013 and October 1, 2013: J.B.C. Watkins Award: Architecture – providing fellowships of $5,000 to professional Canadian artists in theatre, visual arts (architecture only) and music who are pursuing graduate studies in any country other than Canada. Applicants must be an architecture graduate of a Canadian university, postsecondary art institution or training school. Postgraduate schools include postsecondary institutions or training schools, whether or not these are degree-granting institutions.


For detailed information including eligibility and other criteria and, visit the CCA Visual Arts web page at For further information, contact Program Officer Brigitte Desrochers at