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Creating, Knowing and Sharing - Long-Term Projects

Grants to Canada Aboriginal Artists, Groups, and
Organizations for Artistic Works and Presentations

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Grants to Canada Inuit, First Nations, and Metis artists, arts professional, collectives, nonprofits, for-profits, and groups for long-term projects in the arts. First-time applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. Applicants must register online at least 30 days prior to the deadline. Funding may be used for all expenses related to eligible activities, including subsistence.

Your activities must be led by eligible First Nations, Inuit or Métis professional artists, cultural carriers or arts/cultural professionals and can include participation of or collaboration with non-Indigenous artists.

You can apply for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities:

1) Creating – research; creation; production; critical discourse (including research or writing); residencies; collaborations.

2) Knowing – mentorships; artistic training; community-based initiatives to engage young people through artistic practices; language preservation through artistic practices; intergenerational transmission of artistic knowledge; preservation of traditional knowledge through artistic practice; development of administrative, artistic, cultural or organizational capacity; research; collaborations.

3) Sharing – local, regional, national or international exhibitions; implementation of dissemination strategy and organizational objectives; publishing activities; gathering events involving artistic practices; collaborations; marketing and publicity; presentations, festivals and showcase events; networking events involving artistic practices; outreach activities.

Creating, Knowing and Sharing Objectives:
-To support the creative capacity and professional development of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups and organizations;
-To facilitate the retention, renewal and transmission of cultural knowledge and creative practice;
-To support exploration, creation and production of customary and contemporary work by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists;
-To support the presentation, exhibition, and sharing of works by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists in Canada and internationally.
-To strengthen and support the presence of First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts.

In addition to the cash grant of up to $300,000, a Remote Community Allowance may be available.

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177877

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $300,000

Term of Contract:

Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists;
-First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts/cultural professionals;
-First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups;
-First Nations, Inuit and Métis for-profit organizations that have been in operation for at least 2 years;
-First Nations, Inuit and Métis not-for-profit organizations not currently receiving core (operating) funding.

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Aspiring artists and cultural carriers cannot apply for Long-Term Project grants.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants cannot apply to this component.

You may not apply for activities that occur before your project start date or for activities that receive funding from another Creating, Knowing and Sharing component or Canada Council program. You also may not apply for activities on the general list of ineligible activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Upcoming Deadlines:
-April 30, 2017
-December 21, 2017

Applicants are encouraged to speak with a Canada Council Program Officer before submitting an application to this component for the first time.

Applicants must register on the portal at least 30 days prior to applying.

Notifications are usually issued within 3 months of the deadline date.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon