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Grants to Manitoba Arts Organizations, Professional Artists,
and Arts Groups to Travel and Perform

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

Deadline Date:

09/10/20 - Large scale projects only.


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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $75,000 to Manitoba arts organizations, professional artists, and arts groups for touring and performing costs. Funding is intended for direct costs related to performing arts tours around the province. Touring within a grantee's community of residence is only allowed as part of an extended provincial tour.

Funding is intended for direct costs related to performing arts tours. Touring within a grantee's community of residence is only allowed as part of an extended provincial tour.

Grant types:

  • Small scale (non-operating clients)
  • Large scale (operating clients)

 For the September 10, 2020 intake, MAC is accepting small-scale Tour projects in all artistic disciplines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147764

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amount:
- Small scale—up to a maximum of $10,000
- Large scale— up to a maximum of $75,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Professional artists, professional arts groups, and professional arts organizations in the performing arts may apply. Please reference MAC’s Glossary for definitions.
- Professional artists in the performing arts:
- Professional arts groups in the performing arts:
- Professional arts organizations in the performing arts:

All applicants must have a permanent physical address in Manitoba. Applicants must have lived in Manitoba for at least one full year immediately preceding application to the Manitoba Arts Council.

Applicants who live in Manitoba may be absent from the province for a period of up to one year if:
- The absence is temporary (due to an artistic or educational opportunity).
- They do not apply for support from the jurisdiction of their temporary residence.

Ineligible Activity:
- Commercial production work in any discipline
- Music recordings
- Musical arrangements and orchestration
- Assistant directing
- Fundraising activities
- Contributions to endowment funds
- Contests
- Activities carried out by groups and organizations that have not paid, or do not pay, fees or royalties to artists according the standards of the arts practice or sector
- Industrial or corporate projects
- Student-led projects
- Professional, trade, academic or scholarly works or activities
- Membership dues
- Activities that do not employ a majority of professional, Manitoban artists
- Touring outside the province of Manitoba
- Publication of previously published material
- Self-publication

Pre-Application Information:

Create and submit a profile for validation at least 15 business days before you want to apply.

- April 1, 2020: Only large-scale projects by clients that receive Support - Operate funding
- September 10, 2020: Only small-scale projects by clients that do not receive Support - Operate funding
- Notification of results: Within three months

Additional Resources:

Contact Information:

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

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For more information or to contact a Program Consultant:

Manitoba Arts Council
525 – 93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Fax: (204) 945-5925
Toll Free: 1-866-994-ARTS(2787)

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