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Community Tourism and Cultural Industries (CTCI) Program

Grants to Nunavut Nonprofits, For-Profits, Municipalities,
and Artists for Arts and Tourism Development

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation

Deadline Date:

12/15/17

Description:

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Grants to Nunavut nonprofits, for-profits, municipalities, artists, and artist groups to promote sustainable and diverse economic growth through the responsible development of the arts and tourism sectors. This program also supports the development of future and current artists practicing in all media to create high-quality work and to market their work, not only across Canada but around the world.

Encouraging growth in these sectors helps to provide Nunavummiut with a wide range of employment options in a way that strengthens, preserves, and enriches Nunavut’s unique cultural heritage, geography, and wildlife. There is a tremendous opportunity for sustainable economic growth in the tourism and arts sectors and this program is will help ensure that such potential is realized.

The program is designed to support development activities under the following three schedules. Find which program schedule applies best to your project:

Schedule A: Getting Started, Arts Creation and Training

The Getting Started, Arts Creation and Training stream supports government’s commitments to education and training in keeping with the guiding principle of Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq (development of skills though practice, effort and action). This stream supports small businesses, individuals, organizations and municipalities that seek to start, build upon, or enhance their service delivery capacity and/or hone their artistic ability.

Types of Projects:
-Purchase of raw materials, art supplies and equipment;
-Artist-in-residence;
-Arts training, mentoring, and workshops, including youth-based initiatives;
-Innovation in the Tourism and Arts sectors;
-Small Business Tourism Planning and Coordination; and
-Business skills training opportunities, including guide training for tourism businesses.

Eligible Costs:
-Raw materials, supplies, and equipment;
-Tourism planning and project management;
-Training and development unique to a specific product or community;
-Transportation, accommodation and per diem expenses for the instructor(s);
-Instructor salary costs; and
-Space rental.
-This schedule may provide support to multi-year projects, subject to the availability of an appropriation for the program, receipt of funding one year is not a guarantee of future funding.

Travel can be included as part of an eligible activity’s overall costs, but cannot be the sole reason for the activity.

Schedule B: Product Development and Marketing

The Product Development and Marketing stream supports the department’s commitment to developing Nunavut’s Arts, Cultural and Tourism Sectors. This stream provides assistance to Nunavut Businesses, organizations, individuals, and municipalities that have identified promising product and marketing opportunities.

Types of Projects:
-Recording;
-Exhibition, Shows, touring presentations, attending showcases;
-Collaborative initiatives involving multiple artists from one or several disciplines for cultural tourists;
-Product development and improvements, including packaging offerings;
-Developing marketing strategies;
-Marketing tourism activities, products and attractions; and
-Community engagement and development. This may include hiring a community tourism coordinator, developing a tourism plan, or aiding in preparation for cruise ship visits.

Eligible Costs:
-Studio recording time, recording, mixing and editing costs;
-Specialized services in marketing (web site, software development and electronic applications
that display tourism and/or cultural products), including improving product presentation;
-Development of promotional items (business cards, brochures, information sheets, portfolios);
-Other Arts or Tourism marketing activities identified in the guidelines;
-Tourism planning and project management; and
-Consulting fees, including planning, project management, tourism program development,
human resource development and marketing.

Travel can be included as part of an eligible activity’s overall costs, but cannot be the sole reason for the activity.

Schedule C: Cultural Tourism and Small Asset Improvements:

The Cultural Tourism and Small Asset Improvements stream supports infrastructure development and will add value to the cultural and tourism sectors. Funding is targeted towards small businesses, artist studios, municipalities, and other organizations and will support community visitor center improvements and the installation of public art displays.

Types of Projects:
-Develop new and repair/upgrade existing arts, culture and tourism infrastructure;
-Improving the community visitor center and visitor welcome displays at Nunavut airports;
-Develop new and repair/upgrade shared arts workspaces/studios;
-Community beautification; and
-Producing Art for public spaces.

Eligible Costs:
-Capital expenses to improve facilities or services provided to visitors;
-Costs associated with renovations, construction, or safety upgrades; and
-Costs for developing, manufacturing and installing public displays.

Travel can be included as part of an eligible activity’s overall costs, but cannot be the sole reason for the activity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170181

Estimated Size of Grant:

Under Schedule A: Getting Started, Arts Creation and Training, a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $35,000 is available per project (per annum, if applicable).

Under Schedule B: Product Development and Marketing, a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $100,000 is available per project (per annum, if applicable).

Under Schedule C: Cultural Tourism and Small Asset Improvements, a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $100,000 is available per project (per annum, if applicable).

Term of Contract:

The program is designed to support development activities for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Please be advised that only Nunavut residents are eligible to apply for these funding schedules.

Schedule A Eligibility:
-Licensed tourism outfitters;
-Licensed tourist establishments;
-Municipalities;
-Artists or Artist Groups;
-Arts Organizations; and
-Societies and not-for-profits with tourism, cultural and arts objectives.

Schedule B Eligibility:
-Licensed tourism outfitters;
-Licensed tourism establishments that qualify as Nunavut Small Businesses;
-Municipalities incorporated under the Cities, Towns and Villages Act or the Hamlets Act;
-Artists or Artist groups; and
-Societies and not-for-profits with cultural tourism or cultural industries objectives.

Schedule C Eligibility:
-Licensed tourist establishments which qualify as a Nunavut Small Business;
-Municipalities incorporated under the Cities, Towns and Villages Act or the Hamlets Act;
-Societies and not-for-profits with cultural tourism or cultural industries objectives;
-Artists with shared studio space or artists intending to establish a shared studio space.

A medium and large Nunavut business is one that generates more than $500,000 in annual gross sales or employs 10 or more employees.

A Nunavut small business includes any of the following:
-Nunavut business, typically with less than $500,000 in annual gross sales or fewer than 10 employees;
-Artist, craftsperson or performing artist who makes all or part of their income through the sale of products they produce or plan to produce; or
-A Nunavut outfitter with a license, with less than $500,000 in annual gross sales.

Not Funded:
-Costs funded by other departmental programs.
-If funding is more eligible under the Small Business Support Program or other GN programs.
-Duplication of costs funded through other funding programs offered by government or non- governmental organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants may be required to make a minimum contribution to the project’s total cost in order to be eligible for funding. This will vary depending on whether you are a small-business or a medium- or large- business and the type of schedule you are applying to.

Under Schedule A: Artists must contribute at least 10% of the project costs for which funding is provided. All other applicants, excluding hamlets, must contribute at least 20% of the costs of any activity for which funding is provided. This may include an in-kind contribution or equity cash contribution.

Under Schedule B: Artists must contribute at least 10% of the project costs for which funding is provided. All other applicants, excluding hamlets, must contribute at least 20% of the costs of any activity for which funding is provided. This may include an in-kind contribution or equity cash contribution.

Under Schedule C: Artists must contribute at least 10% of the project costs for which funding is provided. All other applicants, excluding hamlets, must contribute at least 20% of the costs of any activity for which funding is provided. This may include an in-kind contribution or equity cash contribution.
Completed application forms should be sent to your regional EDT office.

Applications can be submitted on or prior to the following dates:
-April 15th
-August 15th (if funding is available)
-December 15th (if funding is available)

Applications received after the April 15th and August 15th deadline dates may be deferred to the next application deadline.

Applications assessed for either the August 15th or December 15th deadlines may be declined due to lack of funding.

For the 2017/18 fiscal year the April 15th deadline will be May 31st.

Contact Information:

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

Community Operations
North Baffin
P.O. Box 389,
Pond Inlet, NU X0A 0S0
Phone: (867) 899-7338
Toll-free: (888) 899-7338
Fax: (867) 899-7348

Community Operations
South Baffin
P.O. Box 612
Pangnirtung, NU X0A 0R0
Phone: (867) 473-2679
Toll-free: (844)737-8628
Fax: (867) 473-2663

Community Operations
Kitikmeot
P.O. Box 316,
Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Phone: (867) 982-7453
Toll-free: (844) 475-1166
Fax: (867) 982-3204

Community Operations
Kivalliq
P.O. Box 979,
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8450
Toll-free: (844) 737-8627
Fax: (867) 645-8455

edt@gov.nu.ca

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