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Major Arts Grant

Grants to Manitoba Artists of all Disciplines
for Creative Personal Projects

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Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 Received or postmarked


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Grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 per year to Manitoba artists in all disciplines for creative personal projects needed for an extended period. Funding is intended to allow artists to experiment with, examine, and investigate style, process, technique, method, and content in their artistic practice, or to explore an issue or concern with their work. The program allows artists to dedicate themselves to their arts practice, impacting their career beyond a single project.

This program is open to proposals and artists in all disciplines including composers, media artists, performing artists, visual and craft artists, writers, and playwrights. It is also open to multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and collaborative projects.

The Major Arts Grant covers living expenses (maximum of $2,500 per month) and costs associated with the proposal including research, equipment, and materials, mentoring and coaching fees, residency workshop fees, rental of studio space, significant professional development opportunities, and travel expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166062

Estimated Size of Grant:

$15,000 – $30,000. Project applicants may receive grant commitments of up to $30,000 in any given fiscal year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists meeting the following criteria are eligible:
- Recognized by their peers as exceptional in their artistic discipline
- Have had their work professionally presented and received national or international recognition (or the equivalent)

Individuals / Groups / Collectives / Ensembles must be:
- Professional artists
- Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
- Residents of 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.

Commissioned projects are eligible for support in this program provided the artist maintains full artistic control.

Project costs incurred prior to the award notification (six to twelve weeks after the program deadline date, depending on the program) are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: January 15

The application and support material must be submitted together and received or postmarked on or
before the deadline. The application deadline moves to the next business day if it falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday.

Please note: Artists may hold a maximum of two Major Arts Grants in five years.

All artists are encouraged to discuss the eligibility of their project with the appropriate program consultant prior to applying.

Project applicants are informed of funding decisions six to twelve weeks after the deadline date.

Contact Information:

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

Hard copies of applications (see Supporting Documents below) and funding agreements must be dropped off or sent by mail:
Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1

Office hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed for lunch (12:30 pm to 1:30 pm)

Music, Dance, Student Bursaries, Manitoba/New Brunswick/Quebec Creative Residency:

Cathleen Enns
(204) 945-8631 or 1-866-994-2787

Theatrer Touring, Major Arts, Literary Arts Management and Governance Assistance, Deep Bay Artists’ Residency, Churchill Artists’ Residency, Iceland Performing Arts Residency:

Martine Friesen
(204) 945-8630 or 1-866-994-2787

Visual Arts, Media Arts, Craft, Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency, Basse-Normandie Creative Residency:

Marian Butler
(204) 945-0399 or 1-866-994-2787

(204) 945-2237
Toll free 1-866-994-2787

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