Manitoba Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage
11/01/18 - Receipt deadline for Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba, Thompson, Flin Flon, and The Pas; Remote communities may apply at any time provided the application is received at least 21 days prior to the event taking place.
Grants to Manitoba nonprofit community-based organizations to support a broad range of opportunities in the arts. Applications will be considered for initiatives in any discipline and may include exhibitions, performance, concerts, showcases, readings, juried art shows, classes, adjudications, and workshops.
The Arts Development Project Support program provides nonprofit community-based organizations in Manitoba with project grants that support opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in the arts or to experience the work of professional Manitoba artists and artworks.
-Ensure access to professional arts instruction and appropriate curricula in introductory programs to advanced levels.
-Increase community access to Manitoba professional artists and their work.
-Provide arts education and skills development across Manitoba particularly to under-served communities.
-Enable community organizations to deliver arts programming that responds to needs of the community and does not duplicate existing programs or services.
Eligible project costs for concerts, performances, readings, lectures classes, workshops and adjudications are:
-Qualified instructor / adjudicator / performer fees*
-Artist, instructor or adjudicator meals, accommodations and in-province travel
*Qualified instructors/adjudicators/performers are those who possess an appropriate combination of experience, peer recognition, and training in relation to the discipline and level of instruction being provided (biographies and curriculum vitaes are required).
Eligible project costs for exhibitions are:
-Exhibition touring fees
-Exhibition insurance adjudicator meals, accommodations and in-province travel
Projects must be based in Manitoba and be open and accessible to the general public. In order to be eligible for funding, workshops must offer a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per student; classes must offer a minimum of 10 hours of instruction per student.
GrantWatch ID#: 175577
Total funding from all provincial sources cannot exceed 50% of eligible expenses.
Actual grants may be less than amounts requested and subject to availability of funds.
The maximum annual grant available is determined by geographic location:
-Southern Manitoba: $2,000
-Thompson, Flin Flon, The Pas: $2,500
-Road Accessible Remote Communities: $2,500
-Air Accessible Remote Communities: $5,000
Projects may occur between April 1 and June 30 (February 1 deadline); between July 1 and September 30 (May 1 deadline); between October 1 and December 31 (August 1 deadline); or between January 1 and March 31 (November 1 deadline).
This program is open to Manitoba nonprofit, community-based organizations.
Professional arts organizations and organizations receiving provincial operating funds are ineligible.
Applicant organizations must have been in existence for a minimum of one year with verifiable financial records.
Fundraising events or projects already receiving the Manitoba Arts Council’s Artists-in-the Schools Program funding are ineligible to apply to this program.
Ineligible costs are any costs not listed above and include:
-Student meals, accommodations
-Jury fees, related costs covered by a Manitoba Arts Council grant
Grants awarded are based on the final project budget and may provide up to a maximum of: 30% of total eligible costs for projects in Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba, Thompson, Flin Flon or The Pas; 50% of total eligible costs for projects in road accessible “remote communities” in the North; and 80% of total eligible costs for projects in air-accessible only “remote communities” in the North.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with program staff in Winnipeg or with Regional Staff before filling out an application.
Applications must be received at the Arts Branch on or before the dates listed below. If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is the following business day. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
There are four intakes per year with the following deadlines:
-February 1 – for projects occurring between April 1 and June 30
-May 1 – for projects occurring between July 1 and September 30
-August 1 – for projects occurring between October 1 and December 31
-November 1 – for projects occurring between January 1 and March 31
Remote communities - as designated by Manitoba Municipal Relations may apply at any time provided the application is received at least 21 days prior to the event taking place.
Applicants will be notified in writing within six weeks of the application deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
In Winnipeg, please contact:
Mr. Stuart Desnomie, Indigenous Arts Consultant
Outside of Winnipeg, please contact your nearest Manitoba Regional Office: