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ARTicipate Project Grant

Grants to Ottawa Region, Ontario Arts Nonprofits, Artists,
and Collectives for Presentations in a Local Arts Center

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Arts Network Ottawa - ARTicipate Endowment Fund

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Ottawa Region, Ontario nonprofit arts organizations, arts collectives, and individual artists to present projects of any discipline in a local arts center. This program is intended to support local arts organizations and artists in exhibiting and presenting their work through two project grant categories. Priority is given to original works and/or performances.

Project Grant categories:
-Project Grants for local Ottawa artists and arts groups who are presenting or exhibiting at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
-Visual artists can also apply to exhibit their work in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Successful grant applicants will exhibit their work in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space during January and/or February 2019 as scheduled by the Program Manager and the Arts Centre Programmer.

The ARTicipate Project Grant supports:
-Presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work in the Shenkman Arts Centre
-Local artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines
-Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations
-English, French and bilingual artistic activities in the Shenkman Arts Centre
-Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization

Eligible Projects Must Satisfy All the Following Criteria:
-Be artistic in nature
-Meet high standards of artistic quality
-Enhance artistic programming and activities at the Shenkman Arts Centre
-Take place at the Shenkman Arts Centre
-Be open to the general public

Eligible expenses include (but are not limited to): rental costs at Shenkman Arts Centre; marketing (i.e., advertising, posters, etc.); exhibition costs (framing); technician fees; purchase/rental of costumes, props, sets, equipment, or materials; fees to artists providing their services to the project. Only expenses directly related to the project are eligible.

For information about Eligible Expenses and Funding Categories for applicant types please see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142691

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Organizations: To a maximum of $2,500
-Established Individual Artists: To a maximum of $1,250
-Emerging Individual Artists: To a maximum of $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects are to be carried out within a specific timeframe and consist of either a single activity or a series of activities that are intended to take place only once.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be based in the Ottawa Region and have a mandate to present artistic programming or have an artistic practice. Applicants must be able to demonstrate fiscal and organizational responsibility.

Applicants must be one or more of the following:
-An incorporated, not-for-profit arts organization
-A non-incorporated arts collective*, with an active steering committee**
-An emerging or established professional artist

*Arts Collective – a group of two or more professional artists who are active in their discipline.
**Steering Committee – the core group of stakeholders who oversee and monitor all aspects of the project and/or activities within an art collective.

Ineligible Applicants Include:
-Artists and/or arts organizations whose reports for previous ARTicipate Grants are overdue or incomplete
-Non-arts organizations (organizations whose primary mandate is not arts related)
-For-profit organizations and businesses
-Religious organizations
-Political parties
-Government bodies or crown corporations

Ineligible expenses include (but are not limited to): operational expenses; fundraising expenses; purchase of equipment. Any expense not related to the project is ineligible. This grant does not include operating or ongoing expenses.

For a list of ineligible projects please see:

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 5 p.m., May 31, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Manager before applying to determine if their project meets the eligibility criteria.

Applicants to the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space are highly encouraged to view the exhibition space and discuss their proposed project with the Program Manager prior to applying.

Only one application form is required for collaborative projects. If the application is successful, the applicant who submitted the application will be responsible for the grant. All collaborators must meet eligibility requirements.

ARTicipate Project Grants must not exceed 50% of the total project budget as outlined in the applicant’s grant application.

The evaluation process takes a minimum of two months from the grant application deadline date. Applicants will receive notification if their application have or have not been awarded funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

-ARTicipate Project Grant Application Form 2019:

-ARTicipate Project Grant Application Form LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space 2019:

Alex Maltby, Program Manager

ARTicipate Endowment Fund
Arts Network Ottawa
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario: Ottawa Region ;

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