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Grants to Quebec Nonprofits and Artist Collectives
for Arts Productions, Festivals, and Events

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM)

Deadline Date:

09/01/21

Description:

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Grants to Quebec nonprofits and artist collectives in eligible locations to develop, produce, and present artistic endeavors in a wide range of disciplines. Funding is intended for research and for the creation and implementation of events and festivals that take place in and benefit the residents of Montreal. Qualifying disciplines are circus arts, street performance, visual arts, digital arts, film and video, dance, literature (including cultural periodicals), new artistic practices (multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary), music, and theater. The grant covers the production of a specific artistic project, a complete program for festivals and presenters, or the publication of at least three issues of a periodical.

For Organizations 

  • Projects associated with the organization’s mandate and the execution or implementation of which require adaptations to pandemic-related measures.
  • Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following: creation and production of a performance, experimentation and research into production components, implementation of one season’s programming, staging of a festival, staging of an exhibition, implementation of activities to support disciplinary development, a presentation in a public space, technology development, research/creation in visual arts and digital arts and curator collaboration. 
  • For information on Qualifying Projects, see: https://www.artsmontreal.org/media/artistes/aide/financement/general-program-project-grant-organizations.pdf#page=2

For Collectives

  • Projects associated with the collective’s mandate and the execution or implementation of which require adaptations to pandemic-related measures.
  • Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following: creation and production of a performance, experimentation and research into production components, technology development, research/creation in visual arts and digital arts and curator collaboration, etc.
  • On an exceptional basis, the following projects may qualify: audio or audiovisual creation projects, other than film projects, provided they are not promotional in nature.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166998

Term of Contract:

The grant is one-time and non-recurrent. Organizations whose mandate is creation/production can apply one year for the creation/research phase of a project, and another year for the production/presentation phase of the same project.

Organizations:
-Projects must not start before February 24, 2021, May 5th 2021, and October 27, 2021.
-Projects cannot be completed prior to February 24, 2021, May 5th 2021, and October 27, 2021
-Programming and publications must be issued during the organization's 2021-2022 year.

Individuals:
-Projects cannot be completed prior to February 24, 2021, May 5th 2021, and October 27, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations must meet the following requirements:

Status and conditions:
i. Must be a non-profit organization or artist cooperative that pays no dividends;
ii. Must be headquartered on the Island of Montreal;
iii. Must have a board of directors composed primarily of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
iv. Must have the mandate to create, produce or present artistic works or to bring together and represent artists and/or cultural workers from a single discipline orthe multidisciplinary sector.

Professionalism:
i. Must possess a level of recognized and demonstrable competence;
ii. Must be directed by qualified persons;
iii. Must have steady and reliable artistic direction;
iv. Must have a track record of activities whose artistic quality has been recognized;
v. Must bring together, represent or employ professional artists and/or cultural workers.

For ineligible organizations and individuals, see: https://www.artsmontreal.org/media/artistes/aide/financement/general-program-project-grant-organizations.pdf#page=3

For inadmissible projects, see: https://www.artsmontreal.org/media/artistes/aide/financement/general-program-project-grant-organizations.pdf#page=4

Artists’ Collectives must meet the following criteria:

Status:
i. Must be a group of artists, regardless of number;
ii. Must be represented by an application supervisor, who must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
iii. Two-thirds of its members must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada; the proportion of members residing outside Canada may not exceed one-third;
iv. The majority of the collective’s members (50% +1), including the applicationsupervisor, must reside on the Island of Montreal.

Professionalism:
i. Members must all be professional artists as defined by the Conseil. Members are those whose artistic contributions have a direct impact on the research/creation/production of the group as a whole

For information on ineligible applicants and inadmissible projects, see: https://www.artsmontreal.org/media/artistes/aide/financement/general-program-project-grant-collective.pdf#page=3

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines:
-December 1st, 2020
-March 8, 2021
-September 1st, 2021

After the application deadline, the time required for the Conseil to process the application and reach a decision is eight (8) to ten (10) weeks.

First-time applicants are urged to contact the cultural advisor for their discipline or activity sector, who can clarify the eligibility and evaluation criteria and any other details.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://orora.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp?lang=2

Digital Arts and Visual Arts
New Artistic Practices and the Multidisciplinary Sector (Interim)
Marie-Michèle Cron
Tél. (514) 280-4125
marie-michele.cron@montreal.ca

Dance
Circus Arts and Street Performance
Paule Beaudry (Interim)
Tél. (514) 280-3587
paule.beaudry@montreal.ca

Film/Video and Literature
Marie-Anne Raulet
Tél. (514) 280-2599
marie-anne.raulet@montreal.ca

Music
Claire Métras
Tél. (514) 280-3586
claire.metras@montreal.ca

Theatre
Frédéric Côté
Tél. (514) 280-3793
frederic.cote3@montreal.ca

Conseil des arts de Montreal
1210 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal (Quebec)
H2L 1L9
artsmontreal@ville.montreal.qc.ca
514-280-3580

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Canada: Quebec: Montreal;

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