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Community Arts Program (CAP)

Grants to Newfoundland and Labrador Nonprofit
Organizations and Groups for Community Arts Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 181505
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (ArtsNL)

09/30/17 4:30 PM Receipt or Postmarked by Date

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador nonprofit arts groups and organizations for community-oriented arts programming. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to applying. Funding may be requested for presentations, arts workshops, new creations, productions, artist fees, adjudicator fees, and travel costs. This program is open to all artistic disciplines served by ArtsNL (dance, film, multidiscipline, music, theater, visual arts, and writing).

$75,000

The maximum grant request is $5,000, and the minimum grant to be awarded is $1,000 (or the total amount requested if less than $1,000).

Projects must start on or after December 1.

The Community Arts Program (CAP) is available to community-based arts organizations and groups.

Definition of a community-based arts group:

A group of individual artists who work in one or more of the artistic disciplines supported by ArtsNL:

- That has the creation and/or presentation of works of art as a primary activity
- That is composed of at least two individuals
- That operates in a not-for-profit capacity
- That operates as a community-based organization (i.e. run by volunteers and typically does not pay a professional administrator or artistic director)
- That has internal oversight of the group's finances and can produce an annual financial statement

Definition of a community-based not-for-profit arts organization:

A formal organization operating in one or more of the artistic disciplines supported by ArtsNL:

- That has the creation and/or presentation of works of art as a primary activity
- That is registered, or operates as a nonprofit arts entity
- That has a board of directors overseeing the operations of the organization
- That operates as a community-based organization (i.e. run by volunteers and typically does not pay a professional administrator or artistic director)
- That has internal or external oversight of the organization’s finances and produces an annual financial statement

Residency, age, and activity requirements:

Community-based arts groups and not-for-profit arts organizations:

- Must have been active in Newfoundland and Labrador for a minimum of one year at the time of submitting an application
- Must have actively engaged in community-based arts activities within the last year
- Must have at least half its members (for groups) or board members (for organizations) residing in -Newfoundland and Labrador
- Must have at least half its members (for groups) or board members (for organizations) who are at least 18 years of age, or have post-secondary standing

Additional Notes:

- Retroactive applications cannot be considered. The project, as described in your application, cannot start before you have been notified it has been funded by ArtsNL.

- ArtsNL funding will only support travel based on the most economical route possible (i.e. the cheaper overall travel cost for driving versus flying).

- Applicants funded through this program are not eligible to apply to the Professional Project Grants Program, the Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations, or the Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organizations for additional funding.

Applicants are expected to explore other sources of revenue. Applicants may not always be awarded the full amount requested.

Applicants are encouraged to book a meeting with program staff to discuss their application well before the application deadline.

The annual deadline is September 30. If an application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be moved to the next business day.

Please note that the September 30, 2017 deadline falls on a Saturday.

Applications must be received at the ArtsNL office by 4:30 PM on the application deadline, or postmarked by the deadline date (registered mail is recommended for tracking purposes).

Application Instructions:
http://www.nlac.ca/grants/cap-app-tips.html

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

Forward questions or completed applications to:

Ken Murphy, Program Manager
ArtsNL
1 Springdale Street (The Newman Building)
P.O. Box 98
St. John’s , NL, A1C 5H5

Phone: (709) 726-2212 ext. 205
Toll Free: 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only)
Fax: (709) 726-0619
kmurphy@nlac.ca

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