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Creation Grant

Grants to New Brunswick Emerging and
Established Artists for New Artistic Works

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New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to New Brunswick individual artists for the production of original arts projects. Funding is intended to allow artists to research, develop, and implement creative works in a range of artistic disciplines such as dance, media arts, theater, literary, music, and visual arts. Funding amounts will be determined according to the artist's skill level and professional history.

Creation Grants are intended to allow artists to devote some or most of their time to research and creative production. There are three categories under the Creation program:

- Category A: For senior artists who have achieved a superior level of accomplishment and who have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline or to the arts in general.
- Category B: For mid-career artists who have been practicing professionally in their discipline for a sustained period of time, and are able to demonstrate a regionally or nationally recognized contribution to their discipline or to the arts in general.
- Category C: For emerging artists who can demonstrate their commitment to the development of specialized skills or knowledge in their discipline and who are producing a growing repertoire or body of work.

Eligible artistic disciplines include architecture, craft, dance, literary arts (including spoken word, storytelling, literary performance and literary translation), media arts, multidisciplinary arts, classical and non-classical music, theatre and visual arts. For Project Eligibility Criteria by Discipline, see

Eligible genres for all artistic disciplines include those whose intent and/or content places creativity, self-expression and/or experimentation above the current demands and format expectations of the mainstream industry, and has a significance beyond being solely a form of entertainment.

For eligible expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174688

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Grant Amounts:

- Category A: $15,000
- Category B: $10,000
- Category C: $5,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be scheduled to begin at least one day after the program deadline.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible artists are those who:

- Meet the professional artist criteria (For artist Criteria, see link to pdf below);
- Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
- Have resided in New Brunswick for at least one year (12 months) prior to the application deadline;
- Have completed any projects previously funded under the Creation program; and
- Do not have an overdue Final Report for any project funded by artsnb.

- An artist requesting a Category A grant must meet the senior artist criteria for their discipline.
- An artist requesting a Category B grant must meet the mid-career artist criteria for their discipline.
- An artist requesting a Category C grant must meet the emerging artist criteria for their discipline as well as the professional artist criteria.

For Artist Criteria by discipline, and for professional artist criteria, see or

An individual may apply for funding for a collaborative project involving other participants. All participating artists must meet program eligibility criteria.

Ineligible expenses include: Capital expenses (e.g. equipment purchase); and exhibition, framing, publishing and pressing costs.

For a list of Ineligible projects, see

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines are April 1 and October 1.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on the deadline date. If one of the deadlines falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it moves to the next business day. Applicants will be notified by email of the results of the competition within 3 months following the deadline.


- An artist may receive a maximum of four (4) Category B grants after which they must apply at the Category A level.
- An artist may receive a maximum of two (2) Category C grants after which they must apply at the Category B level.
- An artist who has received a Category A grant may no more apply for a Category B or Category C grant.
- An artist who has received a Category B grant may no more apply for a Category C grant.
- Emerging artists become eligible to apply for their second Category C grant twelve (12) months after successfully applying for their first Category C grant. This second grant must be for a new project and not the continuation of the first project funded.
- Artists who present a project in a discipline other than the one in which they normally operate must have at least one presentation or work in that discipline in a professional context.

Submitting multiple applications for the same project from separate artists is not permitted; only one application per
project will be considered by the jury.

An artist may submit only one application in the Creation program per deadline.

An artist may receive only one Creation grant per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Letters of Recommendation may be sent by email to or mailed to:

225 King Street, Suite 201
Fredericton NB E3B 1E1

Tel: 506.444.4444
Tel: 866.460.ARTS(2787)

Joss Richer, Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick