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Join the Mentor Database for Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program

“Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Program is seeking Toronto-based professional artists to join its mentor database. This program provides funding for newcomer and refugee professional artists to work with a Toronto-based arts mentor.

Why should you join? The program supports the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto’s arts community. Successful applicant pairs will share a $10,000 grant to design and implement their mentorship.

Interested? Contact Rupal Shah, Strategic Programs Officer at rupal[at]torontoartscouncil.org

To learn more click here.”

-from Toronto Arts Council newsletter

Culture Days Saskatchewan Funding Assistance (SaskCulture)

Culture Days is a collaborative, pan-Canadian movement designed to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Nation-wide Culture Days celebrations will take place September 28, 29 and 30, 2018. SaskCulture is pleased to offer Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) in support of Culture Days initiatives throughout Saskatchewan.

Amount
There are two funding streams for CDFA, Culture Days Hubs and Culture Days Events. Culture Days Events (presented by 1 organization) are eligible for a maximum of $1,000. Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of 3 organizations) are eligible for a maximum of $4,000.

Purpose
Culture Days Funding Assistance is designed to support Culture Days initiatives (activities, events and projects) that engage public participation and inspire future involvement in the cultural life of Saskatchewan communities.

Culture Days Funding Assistance supports:

  • activities that will encourage and inspire people to try something new and become a regular participant in cultural activities;
  • the hiring of Saskatchewan artists and cultural workers who will engage new audiences and share their skills and talents;
  • a wide range of interactive and diverse cultural activities in communities across the province during Culture Days.

Significant priority will be given to projects that:

  • engage new audience
  • provide excellent opportunities for hands-on, interactive cultural experiences for participants, as opposed to activities that are more
  • passive in nature;
  • are engaging and accessible – Culture Days activities are to be free to the public;
  • contribute significantly to community involvement and/or engagement.”

-from SaskCulture website

Community Arts Program Grant (Edmonton Arts Council)

“Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all.
Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, builds identity, develops creativity, and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.

The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.

Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Purpose
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.

Eligibility
An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports.”

For more information and application details, please visit Edmonton Arts Council

-from Edmonton Arts Council website

Grant: Toronto Arts Council-Faculty of Communication and Design Digital Solutions Incubator

“The TAC-FCAD Digital Solutions Incubator aims to:

  • Address organizational challenges within the arts sector using digital-enabled approaches.
  • Facilitate creative, collaborative and unexpected solutions with the potential to benefit the arts sector as a whole.
  • Provide arts organizations and collectives access to design and technological expertise.
  • Enhance organizational capacity in the arts sector around digital technology

This pilot program was created through a partnership between TAC and Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communications and Design (FCAD) to encourage arts organizations to consider the creative possibilities unlocked by the use of technology. The partnership provides arts organizations with access to design and technological expertise to explore digital solutions to the challenges they face, as well as practical, hands-on projects for the participants of the Ryerson Creative Impact Supercourses, educational experiences that challenge students from different programs to work with external partners to conceive and develop digital ideas into functional prototypes.

For the purposes of this grant, “digital” refers to any user-centered design process involving significant use of mobile, web, augmented/virtual reality or computer-based technology.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

For more information, please visit www.torontoartscouncil.org

-from Toronto Arts Council website

Indigenous Culture Fund (Ontario Arts Council)

“The Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) was created to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. The new fund is administered by Indigenous staff members at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), on behalf of the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS).

The fund is part of the Government of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The OAC and MTCS acknowledge and thank all of the survivors, their relations and the TRC.

ICF was created through a process of extensive outreach and collaboration with Indigenous communities across Ontario.  ICF exists to support cultural priorities and activities as defined by Indigenous peoples and communities, including on and off-reserve, urban, rural and remote.

The process of engagement is an ongoing one. If you have feedback on ICF, we would like to hear from you.

The goals of ICF are to:

  • Support the vitality and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis expression and ways of life.
  • Create opportunities for Indigenous people to continue community building.
  • Support community-based activities that foster well-being and resilience for Indigenous peoples of all ages.
  • Support Indigenous peoples to engage in and share cultural practices, knowledge and learning.
  • Support Indigenous language revitalization.”

For more information on the ICF grant programs, please visit Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Culture Fund page.

-from Ontario Arts Council website


4Cs Foundation SEED Grants: New Grants for Community Arts in Halifax

4Cs Foundation SEED grants fund new ideas and approaches in community arts



Responding to the expressed needs of the community, the 4Cs Foundation, Halifax’s only source of grants for community arts, announces a new grant for community arts activities. We are calling these new grants SEED grants as they provide funding to explore, to test ideas, to try new methods and to respond to emerging issues and opportunities within a community.

 In late 2016 the 4Cs Foundation held conversations with community arts organizations, artists, and others with an interest in community arts. The number one message we heard was there is a need for groups to be able to access small community arts grants to respond to opportunities and emerging ideas. We also heard there is an urgent need for people (especially POC) to be able to convene as a group to explore through arts-based activities issues of importance to them. We are responding to what we learned in those conversations with new grants to help meet these needs.

Groups, organizations and community artist leaders are eligible and invited to apply for a SEED grant. Two categories of funding make grants available for up to $3000.00. There are no deadlines for applying. Our process is agile and responsive, with a short turn around between applying and hearing back on your application. See the 4Cs Foundation website for detailed criteria and eligibility information. A staff person is available to assist applicants with their application.

The 4Cs Foundation continues to invest in community arts infrastructure and the next generation of community artists in Halifax by offering our SEED grants. Our SEED grants continue the 4Cs Foundation community arts capacity building work by funding the development of new ideas and approaches for community arts with artists, groups and organizations.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Terri Whetstone, 4Cs Foundation Executive Director 902-422-4805.”

-submitted by 4Cs Foundation
Read 4Cs Foundation’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

SHINE Music Bursaries (Deadline: Nov 30, 2017)

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“The SHINE Music Bursary is an annual financial award intended to support young musicians who wish to further their study or practice of traditional or folk music. Award amounts vary, up to a maximum of $2,000. This bursary is available to youth who:

  • Face financial barriers which impede their practice and/or study of music
  • Are between the ages of 16 and 24
  • Are seeking to further their study or practice of traditional or folk music
  • Are living in the Greater Toronto Area

Funding for the SHINE Music Bursary is raised through our annual SHINE! Concert and through generous donations from individuals and groups. Donations are welcome throughout the year and can be made by clicking on the Donate Now button.

Candidates wishing to apply may do so at any time throughout the year. Applications received by 30 November will be considered for this year by our Selection Committee, made up of music industry professionals, performers and youth agency workers, among others. This year’s award(s) will be announced early in the new year and will be presented at the next SHINE! concert fundraising event. Applications received after the 30 November submission deadline will be considered among the following years’ applications.

Info and application guidelines available here: www.shineconcert.ca,

Deadline is Nov 30, 2017

-from SHINE website

Call for Nominations: 2017 Yulanda M. Faris Award (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

“Do you know community arts fundraising leaders under 35 years of age?

The Community Arts Council is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Yulanda M. Faris Award. The winner will have the opportunity to choose a Downtown Eastside (DTES) Vancouver organization supporting the community led renewal through the arts and a $1,000 donation will be made in their name to that organization.

Deadline for nominations is October 30, 2017, 11:59pm PST. Nominees will be juried and the winner selected and notified on November 6, 2017

For more information on eligibility criteria, check out CACV’s blog.”

-from CACV website
Read Community Arts Council of Vancouver’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Reminder: Submit your award nomination! / Rappel : Soumettez votre candidature pour les prix honorifiques!

(Vous trouverez le message en français à la suite)
ArtBridges/ToileDesArts is now collecting nominations for the 3rd Annual Recognition Awards for community-engaged arts initiatives, community partners and ArtBridges’ Member initiatives.

These awards will showcase remarkable work in community-engaged arts taking place in Canada. There are three categories:
1) Innovation
2) Resiliency
3) Creativity

One award will be given in each category. Each award-winning initiative will receive a certificate and $250 award as well as recognition on the ArtBridges hub. You can apply for one, two or all three, award categories. The awards jury will be comprised of three active leaders in community arts in Canada.

You are eligible to nominate your a community-engaged arts initiative that you are involved with or another that you think highly of. To be considered, please fill out the attached one-page nomination form http://goo.gl/forms/Unv1GClZHm and submit it back to ArtBridges by May 24, 2017

Past recipients include DAREartsMUArtHeart Community Art Centre4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers ProgramVIBE Arts and The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Please contact us at tiffany@artbridges.ca, or 416-691-7777 (toll-free: 1-877-278-3002) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Nyklickova
ArtBridges Membership Developer

& Seanna Connell
Project Director

ArtBridges/ToileDesArts lance un appel de candidatures pour la troisième édition de ses Prix honorifiques annuels soulignant le travail remarquable de ses membres, des projets ou organismes d’art communautaires œuvrant au Canada.

Il y a trois catégories, pour chacune desquelles un prix sera remis :
1) Innovation
2) Résilience
3) Créativité

Chaque organisme ou projet gagnant recevra un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 250 $ et sera publiquement reconnu sur le site de la ToileDesArts. Vous pouvez soumettre votre candidature pour les trois catégories ou pour une ou deux d’entre elles. Le jury sera composé de trois personnes jouant un rôle de leader dans le milieu de l’art communautaire au Canada.

Vous pouvez soumettre la candidature de l’organisme pour lequel vous travaillez ou avec lequel vous collaborez, ou celle d’un autre organisme que vous tenez en haute estime. Pour participer, veuillez remplir d’ici le 24 mai 2017 le formulaire d’une page accessible en cliquant sur ce lien : http://goo.gl/forms/smLYWhmDht

Voici les récipiendaires des années passées : DAREarts, MU, ArtHeart Community Art Centre, 4Cs Foundation’s Art Bikers Program, VIBE Arts et The Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space Initiative (STEPS).

Communiquez avec nous à l’adresse courriel tiffany@artbridges.ca ou au 416-691-7777 (sans frais : 1-877-278-3002) si vous avez des questions!

Chaleureusement,

Tiffany Nyklickova
Responsable de la campagne d’adhésion

& Seanna Connell
Directrice du projet

ARTicipate Project Grant (AOE Arts Council, Ottawa)

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“The ARTicipate Project Grants Program enhances artistic activity at the Shenkman Arts Centre by supporting high quality programming in all disciplines through grants awarded to local artists and arts organizations that will be presenting or exhibiting their work at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
Specifically, the ARTicipate Project Grant Program supports:

  • Presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Local artists and arts organizations of all levels and disciplines
  • Access to Shenkman Arts Centre spaces to non-resident artists and arts organizations
  • English, French and bilingual artistic activities in the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Collaborative projects involving more than one artist and/or arts organization.

Eligible Applicants
Applicants must be based in the Ottawa Region and have a mandate to present artistic programming or have an artistic practice.

Eligible Projects/Activities
Funding is awarded for the presentation and exhibition of high quality artistic work in the Shenkman Arts Centre by local artists and arts organizations based in the Ottawa Region.

There are two Project Grant categories:

  1. Project Grants for local Ottawa artists and arts groups who are presenting or exhibiting at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
  2. Visual artists can also apply to exhibit their work in the LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

2017 Deadline:  May 26, 2017

Project Grants Guidelines  (PDF
Project Grants: Application form (PDF) (Word)
Project Grants:Application form Lalande+Doyle Exhibition Space (PDF) (Word)

Testimonials:
“With an Articipate grant, I will have my very first solo exhibition – a milestone that has been decades in the making. I will use the funds to prepare and frame paintings and photographs for formal exhibition, and print special postcards to advertise the show,” says Chinh Nguyen, visual and media arts artist.

About the ARTicipate Endowment Fund 
The ARTicipate Endowment Fund provides grants to Ottawa artists and arts organizations to create and showcase quality work at the beautiful Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa’s east end.  The Fund also supports programming by the Centre’s Resident Arts Partners:  AOE Arts Council, Gloucester Pottery School, MIFO, Ottawa School of Art and OYP Theatre School.

The Fund was created in 2007 with the generous support of donors and the Province of Ontario and is stewarded by AOE Arts Council, a registered charity.  Funds are securely invested jointly with the City of Ottawa Treasury.  Since inception, $431,194 has been disbursed through 110 grants to local artists and arts organizations. The ARTicipate Fund is proud to take a leadership role in providing funding to support the creation of local and original work.

Want to donate to the Fund and assist local artists?  Donate Now!

-from AOE Arts Council website