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ARTicipate Project Grant: LaLande and Doyle Exhibition Space

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Arts Network Ottawa - ARTicipate Endowment Fund

Deadline Date:

03/25/22 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 and in-kind support to Ontario nonprofit arts organizations, arts collectives, and artists in eligible locations to present original projects in a designated local arts center. The program is intended to support exhibitions and presentations by individual visual artists or collaborations. Grantees may also participate in learning labs and may explore digital strategies to present works and interact with audiences. Lead applicants must be based in the Ottawa/Gatineau Region, including Pikwàkanagàn and Kitigan Zibi First Nations.

ARTicipate Grants aim to spark artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre by supporting creative projects of all disciplines through grants awarded to local artists and arts organizations to create and/or present their work at the Centre.

This grant supports:

  • Presentation and exhibition by visual artists and visual arts groups in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space at the Shenkman Arts Centre.  
  • Individual, collaborative, or group exhibitions involving more than one artist and/or arts organization. 
  • The exploration and experimentation of digital strategies to present artistic works and interact with audiences in-person or through hybrid platforms. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Funding is awarded for the presentation and exhibition of visual artistic work in the Lalande + Doyle Exhibition Space located in the Shenkman Arts Centre by local artists and arts organizations based in the Ottawa Region.  
  • Artwork is to be hung on a track system or placed on the wall in the Exhibition Space.  
  • Projects are to be carried out within one of the timeframes provided in the application form.  
  • A list of eligible expenses is included in the application budget form provided. 
  • On-site, in person components must abide by Public Health and facility policies. 

Priority will be given to projects:

  • From underrepresented artists and groups who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers, immigrants, refugees, Older Adults, People with Disabilities, Francophones, and Rural Residents. 
  • Works and/or performances that can be made available to the general public in-person, or through digital platforms. 
  • Presenting original artistic works. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142691

Estimated Size of Grant:

​Applicants can apply for grants to a maximum of $2,500.

Successful grant applicants will exhibit their artwork in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

Applicants can participate in Learning Labs.  These sessions will convene all ARTicipate Project Grant recipients to connect and discuss strategies and solutions related to project delivery.

Term of Contract:

Successful grant applicants will exhibit their work in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space during the following times:
- May 2 – May 30
- May 30 – June 27
- September 19 – October 17

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Lead applicants must be based in the Ottawa/Gatineau Region, including Pikwàkanagàn and Kitigan Zibi First Nations, and have a mandate to present arts programming or have an arts practice.

Applicants must be one or more of the following:
- An incorporated, not-for-profit arts organization
- A non-incorporated arts collective (a group of two or more artists who are active in their discipline)
- An individual artist

Collaborative projects are welcome, involving more than one artist, arts organization or collective. Only one application is required for collaborative projects submitted by the lead applicant. Collaborators are not required to be based in the Ottawa/Gatineau region if the lead applicant is a local artist.

The program will prioritize projects from artists and arts groups who self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers, immigrants, refugees, Older Adults, People with Disabilities, Francophones, and Rural Residents applying to the program.

Ineligible applicants:
- 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
- Political parties
- Government bodies or crown corporations
- Board and staff members of Arts Network Ottawa
- Resident Art Partners at the Shenkman Arts Centre
- Participating jurors or peer-assessors of the ARTicipate Grant Program

For Ineligible Projects, see the URL for Full Text below.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is March 25, 2022 at 5PM ET

Applicants to the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space are highly encouraged to view the exhibition space and discuss their proposed project with the Arts Network Ottawa staff prior to applying.

About the LaLande + Doyle exhibition space: https://shenkmanarts.ca/en/lalande-doyle-exhibition-space

About the Articipate Endowment Fund: https://www.articipate.ca/

FAQs about the Shenkman Arts Centre: https://www.articipate.ca/frequently-asked-questions/

Contact Information:

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

For further information and to apply online: https://artsnetottawa.member365.ca/publicFr/form/index/6d2ba60cf058718de254a9124b5a4da8dc61bd66

For questions, please contact:
Maya Bassude, Program Manager
maya@artsnetottawa.ca
613-580-2767x 2006*

Zaakirah Chubb, Program Coordinator
zaakirah@artsnetottawa.ca

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

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Canada: Ontario: Ottawa/Gatineau Region, including Pikwàkanagàn and Kitigan Zibi First Nations;

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