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Grants to Canada Individual Artists or Arts
Groups for Creative Art Projects

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Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline Date:

10/02/19 11:59 PM PT


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Grants of up to $25,000 per year to Canada individual artists or artistic groups and organizations for support in the initial planning stages of creative art projects. Funding may be used for creative research, project development and residencies, and creation. Eligible costs include any direct costs related to the activity, including subsistence and fees for the lead creator.

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#: 177873

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000 per year (to a maximum of $50,000 over 2 years).

Term of Contract:

Projects are for one or two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations may apply. For a detailed description of eligible artists, see the Applicant Profiles document in Supporting Documents below.

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

- Artists, curators and writers-
- Artistic groups and collectives
- Artistic organizations

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

General list of ineligible activities:

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline(s): Any time before the start of your project. Applicants must register in the portalat least 30 days before you want to apply.

For components with deadline dates: the portal closes to submissions at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Cut-off Dates:

- 12 September 2018
- 3 April 2019
- 2 October 2019

Notification of Results:

- February 2019
- July 2019
- February 2020

For individuals only: you may be considered for prizes based on information submitted with your application and your applicant profile. If you do not want to be considered for prizes, email prizes@canadacouncil.cawith OPT OUT in the subject line.



How to apply:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

William Lau
Phone: 1-800 263-5588 or 613-566-4414, ext. 5502

150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8

Phone: 1-800 263-5588 or 613-566-4414, 0
Program Inquiries: 5060
Media Inquiries: 5145
TTY machine: 1-866-585-5559 toll free
Fax: 613-566-4390

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