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Aboriginal/Inuit Traditional Art Forms Program for Organizations

Grants to Canada Nonprofits for Research
and Documentation of Aboriginal Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 160533
Agency Type:


Canada Council for the Arts

10/15/16 Postmarked

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Canada nonprofit First Nations, Inuit, and Metis organizations for projects involving traditional art forms. Eligible projects include research, documentation, and sharing of art within the Aboriginal and Inuit communities, as well as the general arts community.

1) Research Grants - Aboriginal/Inuit organizations may apply for a maximum of $20,000. Grants can be used to cover travel, subsistence (maximum of $2,000 a month), equipment rental, and transcription and translation costs. Organizations may also apply for honorarium fees and administration costs related to the project.

2) Dissemination Grants - Organizations may apply for grants of $3,000 to $20,000. The grants are intended for organizing either workshops, lecture series, publications, conferences and presenting exhibitions that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal/Inuit traditional visual art.

Aboriginal/Inuit organizations may also apply for funding that will assist with the costs of producing documentation and publications about the history and contexts of Aboriginal or Inuit traditional art forms. Such documentation can include catalogues, anthologies, brochures, and booklets, as well as videotapes and DVDs.

Applicants located in the Far North (north of the 60th parallel) or fly-in communities may apply for additional travel and accommodation costs. A maximum of $5,000 is available for these additional costs.

-Research Grants: Up to $20,000
-Dissemination Grants: $3,000 - $20,000

The grant funds will be available to complete your project/activity/work for three years following the competition deadline date that you apply to. The end of this three-year period is the expiry date of your grant.

This program is open only to Aboriginal people of Canada, which the Canada Council defines as First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.

Organizations must be nonprofit and operated by a board of directors consisting of a majority of Aboriginal or Inuit people.

Groups, collectives, cultural centers and other organizations applying to this program must be operated by Aboriginal or Inuit people and must have the support and recognition of other arts service professionals and organizations.

The deadline to apply is October 15, 2016. Your completed application form and all required support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

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

Jim Logan, Program Officer
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) / (613) 566-4414, ext. 5266
TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Submit your application to:
Visual Arts Section
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

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