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Supporting Artistic Practice - Professional Development for Arts Professionals

Grants to Canada Arts Professionals for
Career Development Opportunities

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Canada Council for the Arts

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Canada arts professionals to support career development activities. Applicants must create a profile in the online application portal at least 30 days prior to applying. Funding will support activities that advance the careers of Canadian arts professionals working in any artistic discipline.

The Professional Development for Arts Professionals of Supporting Artistic Practice supports the career growth of Canadian arts professionals by encouraging knowledge-sharing and participation in a wide range of development opportunities.

You may request support for professional development activities or for sharing expertise with other Canadian arts professionals and artists, including but not limited to:
-Specialized training
-Taking or giving workshops
-Participation in conferences, seminars or other significant events

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177878

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Types of potential applicants to this component include:
-Arts professionals
-Cultural connectors and sector builders (Equity arts sector)

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

You can't apply for activities that occur before your project start date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

In addition to the criteria set out in the applicant profiles, the following activities are not eligible for grants from the Canada Council:
-Activities proposed by someone under 18 years old
-Activities that are illegal according to the Criminal Code of Canada
-Artistic activities that are led by non-professionals
-Activities that are carried out to satisfy the course requirements of an educational institution
-Activities that directly support the delivery of an educational program or course
-Activities that are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples)
-Self-publishing or author-subsidized publishing of literary works (unless applying to a component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples)
-Activities carried out by organizations that have not paid, or do not pay, fees or royalties to artists according the standards of the arts practice or sector
-Fundraising activities
-Capital expenditures, unless explicitly eligible
-Contests and competitions (including prizes and awards)
-Contributions to endowment funds

The General List of Ineligible Activities may be viewed here:

Pre-Application Information:

You may apply through the online Portal any time before the start date of your project.

Create an account in the online Portal and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply.

Notification of results – applications received by:
-June 6, 2018 will receive results in September 2018
-October 10, 2018 will receive results in January 2019
-February 6, 2019 will receive results in May 2019

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:

To calculate the amount you can request for travel costs, see the fixed travel rates:

Contact Information:

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

Application Portal:

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4037

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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