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The Grant Guru is your one-stop shop for fast, high-quality and affordable arts grant writing services. Since 2010, Sebastian Cook has been helping Canadian artists and presenters get grant funding for their music recording, touring, and presentation projects. While his experience is mostly in the music sector, Sebastian also offers grant writing for visual artists and filmmakers. Sebastian specializes in writing grants for:


  • Department of Canadian Heritage

  • Canada Council for the Arts

  • The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)

  • Ontario Creates

  • Ontario Arts Council

  • Toronto Arts Council


Sebastian is available to help you with your grant for any federal, provincial and municipal program in Canada for which you want to apply. He is also open to working with international clients in the United States and abroad. His a la carte services also include reports and working in an editing capacity for those who want go the DIY route but need an experienced set of eyes on their grants. 


Past & present clients include:

Small World Music, Cultivate Community, Nufunk Concerts, The Nujazz Festival, Do Right Music, Jones & Jones Productions, Ammoye, It’s OK* Community Arts, Good Vibes Only Festival, Lady Son, Jason Wilson, Ogguere, Organiko, The Human Rights, House of David Gang, Lenka Lichtenberg, Salseros With Attitude, King Sunshine, Exco Levi, Son Roberts,, Imran Babur, Tirgan Foundation, Jaffa Road, The Bliss i-Band, Aphrose, Claire Davis, Danae Olano, Jane Bunnett and many others. 


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