Programs / Developing Artist Grants


Submit your nominations on line

We are now accepting your nominations on line here:

Once we have received your nominations, we will invite your candidates to access our online application portal to complete their submissions. Make sure to complete your nominations by March 31st to allow enough time for your candidates to complete their submissions in time for the deadline, which is May 16. Please make sure that you and your candidates have subscribed to our mailing list. The guidelines are below.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. For undergraduate level grants, candidates must be nominated by the Canadian post-secondary institution at which they will be studying. For the graduate grant in classical voice, a candidate can be nominated by a university, training institution or recognized teacher anywhere in the world.

Adjudication process

Grants will be awarded on the basis of exceptional promise for a distinguished career in performance. Expert adjudicators in each discipline will evaluate the nominees based on audition tapes.

Use of the grants

The money can cover tuition, living expenses, books and materials required by the program of study.

Responsibilities of recipients

Candidates can be nominated by only one institution; must use the grant for the sole purpose for which it was approved; must return unused funds to the Foundation if studies are abandoned.

Responsibilities of the institutions

Institutions must nominate candidates using the online system. Candidates cannot self nominate.


Eligible level of studies and other requirements vary depending on the artistic discipline. See the guideline for each discipline category for specific eligibility criteria before registering online.

  1. Classical vocal performance
    Guidelines -> Voice  (PDF)
  2. Classical music – piano
    Guidelines -> Piano  (PDF)
  3. Classical music – orchestral instrument
    Guidelines -> Orchestral-instrument  (PDF)
  4. Jazz performance – instrumental or vocal
    Guidelines -> Jazz  (PDF)
  5. Contemporary dance
    Guidelines -> Contemporary-Dance  (PDF)
  6. Acting (English theatre)
    Guidelines -> Acting-English-Theatre  (PDF)
  7. Acting (French theatre) - Guidelines 
  8. Young Conductor's Fellowship - Guidelines

Nominate your candidates by March 31st



The deadline for candidates' completed submissions is MAY 16, except for submissions in French theatre.