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Share – Artists in Communities Program

Grants to Manitoba Artists, Organizations, Arts Groups,
and Communities for Arts-Related Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

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Grants of up to $7,500 and grants of up to $15,000 to Manitoba artists, organizations, arts groups, and communities for arts-related activities. Applicants must be registered in the application portal at least 15 days prior to applying. Funding is intended for applicants facing barriers to accessing artistic opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147768

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Individuals and groups — Up to a maximum of $7,500
- Organizations — Up to a maximum of $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Artists in Communities program supports arts-related activities by artists, arts groups, organizations, and communities that face barriers to accessing artistic opportunities.

Who can apply:
- Professional artists
- Arts/cultural professionals
- Indigenous Knowledge Keepers
- Professional arts groups
- Professional arts organizations
- Non-artistic not-for-profit organizations

Manitoba residents
- All applicants must have a permanent physical address in Manitoba. Residency in Manitoba is verified with documentation such as a Manitoba Health registration card, a Manitoba driver’s license, or evidence of income taxes paid in the previous year as a Manitoba resident.
- 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) and they do not apply for support from the jurisdiction of their temporary residence.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply on MAC’s Online Application System: Create and submit a profile for validation at least 15 business days before you want to apply.

- January 30, 2019
- September 15, 2019

Notification of results: Within three months


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Contact Information:

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

Online Application:

Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba R3B 3B1

Ph: 204-945-2237
Toll free in Manitoba:
1-866-944-ARTS (2787)

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Manitoba