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Grants Program for Arts and Literature in Nord-du-Québec (Kativik sector) - Support for Professional Artists and Writers

Grants to Quebec Individual Artists and Groups
for Partnership Initiatives with the Community

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Kativik Regional Government (KRG), The AVATAQ Cultural Institute, The Ministère Des Affaires Municipales et De L'Occupation Du Territoire (MAMOT), The Ministère De La Culture et Des Communications (MCC), The Minister Responsible for The Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec Regions, The Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and The Conseil Des Arts et Des Lettres Du Québec (CALQ)

Deadline Date:

12/01/15

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Quebec individual artists and writers, and up to $15,000 to groups of artists and writers from the Inuit community who are engaged in the following artistic disciplines: circus arts, digital arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, visual arts, popular song, storytelling, dance, literature, arts and crafts, music, architectural research, and theater. These practices can be related to traditional arts or contemporary practices.

Projects submitted under this section heading entail partnership initiatives with the community or regional participants. Moreover, they must comply with at least one of the following objectives:

1. Support artistic projects and partnership initiatives involving the collaboration of artists, writers, and community organizations to forge ties within the community.

2. Support sponsorship or mentorship projects for up-and-coming artists and writers with recognized professional artists and writers.

3. Support programs of work or artistic projects encompassing a developmental initiative that contributes to recognition of the artist or writer, especially within their community.

Types of Eligible Projects:
- Creation or dissemination projects resulting in a professional engagement and enabling a public presentation.
- Dissemination projects that entail a special collaboration with an educational institution, library or municipal body.
- Projects by up-and-coming artists at the outset of their career sponsored by a recognized professional arts organization or mentored by a professional artist or writer in his region.
- Creation projects that necessitate access to technical studios and equipment.
- Projects to disseminate works in the region and beyond with an aim to developing new audiences.
- Creation or dissemination projects that make use of advanced technologies and resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164102

Estimated Size of Grant:

A grant to an individual artist or writer may not exceed $10,000, and $15,000 in the case of a group. The amount accorded may not represent more than 95% of the total cost of the project.

Term of Contract:

The grant recipient and each member of a group has three years from the application registration date to complete the project supported. The end of this period is the project expiry date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is restricted to professional artists and writers and artist and writers groups from the Inuit community.

Applicants under this section heading must be beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement or be from Nunavik. In both instances, they must usually reside in Québec and have been Québec residents for the past twelve (12) months.

An applicant who presents a project at the outset of their career must be sponsored by a professional arts organization or supervised by a recognized professional artist or writer.

Eligible Expenses:
- Creation expenses (these expenses offset the loss or reduction of income stemming from the realization of the project and cover fixed subsistence costs: rent, food, telephone, electricity, childcare, and so on). These costs do not have to be itemized and are attributable to the artist or each member of a group.
- Artist travel expenses.
- Professional honoraria, travel expenses and per diem allowances of contract workers, collaborators, consultants, technicians or any other specialist who contributes short-term expertise to the realization of the project.
- Costs of materials, equipment rental and transportation stemming from realization of the project.
- Promotion expenses.
- Mentorship or professional development expenses.

Only expenses incurred from the date of submission of the project will be considered eligible.

Click here for further eligibility information: http://www.calq.gouv.qc.ca/regions/renseignements_generaux_artistes_en.htm

NOT ELIGIBLE:

Projects and applicants deemed ineligible for this financial support include:
- Members of the personnel of program partner organizations.
- A project carried out in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate university program. Students who are registered in a university program at the time of the application are required to submit a letter from the educational institution attesting that their projects are separate from their training programs.
- A project submitted to obtain funding for a legally constituted group.
- A project related to the university research and educational publishing sectors.
- A project aimed at starting up a business or creation workshop designed for strictly commercial purposes.
- A project aimed at the realization of a business or marketing plan.
- A project of a didactic nature.
- A project related to a fundraising campaign.
- A project already carried out by the application deadline.
- Incomplete applications.

The following expenses are deemed ineligible:
- Fees above and beyond artistic production expenses.
- Operating expenses of the organizations that participate in the project.
- Expenses related to fundraising, financing or market development campaigns.
- Expenses stemming from the establishment of organizational infrastructure (office rental, installation of a telephone, etc).
- Purchases of specialized equipment, except for equipment that is necessary for the project and that cannot be reused.
- Capital costs and renovation and construction costs.
- Training expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

The application form is available upon request from the AVATAQ Cultural Institute.

A single copy of the application file must be submitted (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm or 8½” x 11”). Documents must be printed in black ink on white paper, using only one side of the page. To facilitate photocopying, do not staple or bind the documents.

The file must include a single copy of the following documents:
- Duly completed and signed form.
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant (maximum 3 pages).
- List of participants (artists, collaborators, freelancers, technicians, etc.).
- Written confirmation of the commitment of partners.
- A copy of the collaboration agreement, if applicable.

Attach four (4) copies of one or another of the following documents, identified with the name of the applicant.

1. For theatre, the circus arts and multidisciplinary arts: a recent work presented on a DVD or CD or a compilation of selected works lasting no more than 15 minutes.

2. For dance: a maximum of three choreography segments lasting no more than 15 minutes recorded on a DVD.

3. For music: a recent recording, in studio or in concert of three works on a CD or DVD.

4. For the media arts, digital arts, visual arts, arts and crafts, and architectural research: 15 digital images or a compilation of selected excerpts lasting no more than 15 minutes presented on a DVD or CD.

5. For literature and storytelling: a recent work or a compilation of selected excerpts lasting no more than 15 minutes presented on a DVD or CD; and/or a book or manuscript excerpt.

Applications must be sent to:

AVATAQ Cultural Institute
Aumaaggiivik Nunavik Arts Secretariat
Grant Program for the Arts and Literature in Nord-du-Québec (Kativik sector)

Montréal office
4150, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Suite 360
Westmount (Québec) H3Z 2Y5

Telephone: 514 989-9031, ext 246
Toll-free: 1 800 361-5029
Fax: 514 989-8789
Email: aumaaggiivik@avataq.qc.ca

Inukjuak office
(Québec) J0M 1M0

Telephone: 819 254-8919 or 254-8939, ext 246
Toll-free: 1-866-897-2297
Fax: 819 254-8148

Contact Information:

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

Kativik Regional Government
Kuujjuaq (Québec) J0M 1C0

Telephone: 819 964-2961
Toll-free: 1 877 964-2961
Fax: 819 964-2956

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Telephone: 514 864-3350
Toll-free: 1 800 608-3350
Email: info@calq.gouv.qc.ca

Grant Coverage Areas:

Nunavik, Québec

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Quebec;

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