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Creation Grant

Grants to New Brunswick Emerging and Established
Artists for the Creation of New Artistic Works

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New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $15,000 to New Brunswick individual artists for the research, development, and implementation of an original project in any artistic discipline. The purpose of the grants is to allow artists to devote more time to the creative process. Funding amounts will be determined according to the artist's skill level and professional history as outlined below:

Levels of Funding:

“A” Grants

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; a specific number of years of professional practice per discipline may apply.

An artist may receive up to a maximum of $15,000 per year as long as the previously approved project is completed. Up to ten “A” grants will be awarded per year.

For the purposes of subsistence costs for “A” Grant, artists must demonstrate that they are full-time artists. Artists who have full-time positions and are requesting subsistence in this category must take a work leave for the duration of the funded project.

“B” Grants

For Mid-Career artists who have been practicing professionally in their discipline or in the arts 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; a specific number of years of professional practice per discipline may apply.

An artist may receive up to a maximum of $10,000 per year as long as the previously approved project is completed.

“C” Grants:

For emerging artists who are striving to achieve a professional level in their discipline, and who can: demonstrate their commitment to the development of specialized skills or knowledge in their discipline; demonstrate their commitment to the achievement of a professional level in their discipline through training, mentorship, or peer recognition; and who are producing a growing repertoire or body of work.

An artist may receive up to $5,000 per year.

“C” category artists may receive up to a maximum of $10,000 after which they must apply in the “B” category. They may apply for a second grant after one year from receiving their last “C” grant. This second grant must be for a new project and not for the continuation of the first project funded.

Eligible expenses:
- Subsistence: Up to a maximum of $1,500 per month.
- Execution cost: Costs related to the realization of the project up to the production stage including costs for commissions and the purchase of rights. However, exhibition, framing, publishing and pressing costs are not eligible.
- Transportation, meals, accommodations, and packing and shipping.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174688

Number of Grants:

Up to ten “A” grants will be awarded per year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

“A” Grants: Up to $15,000 per year.
“B” Grants: Up to $10,000 per year.
“C” Grants: Up to $5,000 per year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant is eligible to apply for a Creation Grant when he or she:
- Meets the definition of professional artist as set out by the artsnb, as well as the criteria for the discipline in which they apply (see the Program Description attached below);
- Has resided in New Brunswick for at least one year immediately preceding the deadline date; and
- Presents a project which meets the criteria of the program.

- Artists employed with private or public organizations or institutions may apply on their own behalf, on condition that their project is not part of their work as an employee of the organization or institution.
- Students attending an educational institution on a full-time basis are not eligible.
- Artists who present a project in a discipline other than the one in which they normally conduct their career must have at least one presentation or work in that discipline in a professional context.
- Artists who have already received funding must submit a final report for approval for the funded project before applying for a new grant.
- Artists who have an outstanding final report and who have exceeded the prescribed time limit are ineligible for any other artsnb grants until this final report is submitted and approved.
- An artist may apply for funding for a collaborative project involving a collective of artists. The grant will, however, be issued to the coordinator of the project and be considered a grant to that individual. Letters of agreement with the artists involved in the project must accompany the application for funding.
- An artist may only apply in one category (“A”, “B”, or ”C”).
- An artist who has received an “A” grant may no more apply for a “B” grant.
- Projects produced for the purposes of academic credit are not eligible.
- Artists may not submit more than one application per competition within this program.
- Projects may not be funded retroactively. Projects may, however, begin in the period between the date of the competition deadline and receiving funding.
- Literary translation is recognized as an artistic discipline at the “B” level only.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines are April 1 and October 1.
Extended deadline for the 2018 Competition : April 3rd

If either of these dates falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Your completed application and all support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.

Artists applying in the "C" Grants category and first-time applicants are strongly encouraged to request two letters of recommendations; however, they will not be disqualified if no letters are received.

Applicants will be notified of the results, by mail, approximately three months after the competition deadline.

Artist criteria:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Joss Richer, Executive Director

Sarah Beth Shiplett, Program Officer

225 King St, Suite 201
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E1
Tel: 506.444.4444
Tel: 866.460.ARTS(2787)
Fax: 506.444.5543

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Canada: New Brunswick