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First Up with RBCxMusic / À l’affiche avec RBC

“To support the Canadian music community during these challenging times, RBC is excited to introduce First Up with RBCxMusic, a series of 30-minute, recorded performances submitted from selected emerging artists across Canada.

Each individual performance will be a part of a cross-country initiative that includes emerging Canadian musicians and recording artists. RBC will provide each selected individual participant with a $1000 reward (or up to $1500 for a group of 2 or more selected participants), promotional support and mentorship opportunities.

Are you ready to show Canada how Music Makes You?

Check out if this opportunity is for you!

For more information: https://rbcxmusicfirstup.ca/


Afin de soutenir le secteur canadien de la musique durant cette période difficile, RBC lance À l’affiche avec RBC, une série de prestations enregistrées de trente minutes d’artistes émergents de partout au Canada.

Chaque prestation fera partie d’une initiative nationale à laquelle participeront des musiciens et artistes émergents canadiens. RBC versera à chaque artiste sélectionné une somme de 1 000 $ (ou une somme pouvant aller jusqu’à 1 500 $ pour un groupe de deux personnes ou plus), et lui fournira du soutien promotionnel et des occasions de mentorat.

Êtes-vous prêt à montrer au Canada comment la musique vous façonne ?

Consultez les détails afin de voir si cette occasion est pour vous !

Pour en savoir plus : https://rbcxmusiquealaffiche.ca/

-source: RBCxMusic

Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants / Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

“Countless artistic activities have been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19, but countless creations have also reached an impressive online audience.

The Canada Council and CBC/Radio-Canada’s Digital Originals initiative supports and amplifies this new, strong, and innovative online relationship between audiences and artists from Canada.

What is the Digital Originals initiative?

Digital Originals is a new initiative to help artists, arts groups, and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.

Funded projects will be housed on a dedicated CBC/Radio-Canada website. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada will feature selected projects for showcase on at least one of its digital CBC/Radio-Canada platforms.

Selected projects for the curated CBC-Radio/Canada showcase will receive a supplemental amount of $1000.

With the sponsorship of the RBC Foundation, as part of their ongoing activities to support youth in Canada, $150,000 in Digital Originals funding is available for new and early career artists.”

For more information, please visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/digital-originals


Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

“Si d’innombrables activités artistiques ont été annulées ou reportées en raison de la COVID-19, une multitude de créations ont aussi été diffusées en ligne auprès d’un public grandissant.

L’initiative Connexion création appuie et amplifie cette nouvelle relation entre le public et les artistes du Canada, une relation solide et novatrice.

L’initiative Connexion création : qu’est-ce que c’est?

Connexion création est une nouvelle initiative qui aide les artistes, les groupes et les organismes artistiques à orienter leurs œuvres vers le partage en ligne.

Les artistes, groupes et organismes peuvent soit adapter des œuvres existantes, soit créer de nouvelles œuvres pour les diffuser de façon numérique au public canadien durant la pandémie de la COVID-19.

Connexion création offre des microsubventions pour l’innovation de 5 000 $, versées par le Conseil des arts du Canada.

Les projets financés seront hébergés sur un site web de CBC/Radio-Canada prévu à cet effet. De plus, CBC/Radio-Canada sélectionnera des projets qui seront mis en vedette dans au moins une de ses plateformes numériques.

Les candidats dont les projets ont été retenus pour cette présentation spéciale de CBC/Radio-Canada recevront une somme supplémentaire de 1 000 $.

Grâce à une commandite de la Fondation RBC, offerte dans le cadre de ses efforts soutenus pour appuyer la jeunesse canadienne, 150 000 $ de plus seront offerts sous forme de subventions aux nouveaux artistes et aux artistes en début de carrière.”

Pour en savoir plus: https://conseildesarts.ca/initiatives/connexion-creation

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund (Toronto)

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

Toronto has been an important site for gathering, trading and celebration for Indigenous people for thousands of years. It is the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and its land and waters have been stewarded by the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendat and the Anishinaabe. Toronto continues to be home to many diverse Indigenous peoples, whose artistic and creative contributions are vital to the fabric of the city. The City of Toronto recognizes the rich Indigenous history of this land, and our responsibility in fostering strong relations between the municipality and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who call Toronto home.

The application deadline for the Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund has been extended to July 24 at 5 p.m. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/grants-incentives-rebates/arts-culture-grants/indigenous-arts-culture-partnerships-fund/

-from the City of Toronto

Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants/Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation (Canada Council for the Arts/Le Conseil des arts du Canada & CBC/Radio-Canada)

“The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada are teaming up once again, this time to launch Digital Originals, a new fast forward initiative to help artists, arts groups and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.

Countless artistic activities have been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19, but countless creations have also reached an impressive online audience.

The Digital Originals initiative supports and amplifies this new, strong and innovative online relationship between audiences and artists from Canada.

What is Digital Originals?

Artists, groups or organizations can either adapt their existing work or create a new work for digital dissemination to the Canadian public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Originals offers a $5,000 micro innovation grant from the Canada Council.

Funded projects will be housed on a dedicated CBC/Radio-Canada website. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada will feature selected projects for showcase on at least one of its digital CBC/Radio-Canada platforms.

Selected projects for the curated CBC-Radio/Canada showcase will receive a supplemental amount of $1000.”

For more information, please visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/initiatives/digital-originals


Connexion création: Microsubventions pour l’innovation

“Le Conseil des arts du Canada et CBC/Radio-Canada font équipe une fois de plus pour lancer Connexion création, une nouvelle initiative accélératrice qui vise à aider les artistes, les groupes et les organismes artistiques à orienter leur création vers le partage en ligne.

Si d’innombrables activités artistiques ont été annulées ou reportées en raison de la COVID-19, une multitude de créations ont aussi été diffusées en ligne auprès d’un public grandissant.

L’initiative Connexion création appuie et amplifie cette nouvelle relation entre le public et les artistes du Canada, une relation solide et novatrice.

Qu’est-ce que Connexion création?

Les artistes, groupes et organismes peuvent soit adapter des œuvres existantes, soit créer de nouvelles œuvres pour les diffuser de façon numérique au public canadien durant la pandémie de la COVID-19.

Connexion création offre des microsubventions pour l’innovation de 5 000 $, versées par le Conseil des arts du Canada.

Les projets financés seront hébergés sur un site web de CBC/Radio-Canada prévu à cet effet. De plus, CBC/Radio-Canada sélectionnera des projets qui seront mis en vedette dans au moins une de ses plateformes numériques.

Les candidats dont les projets ont été retenus pour cette présentation spéciale de CBC/Radio-Canada recevront une somme supplémentaire de 1 000 $.”

Pour en savoir plus: https://conseildesarts.ca/initiatives/connexion-creation

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)

ABOUT THE FUND

“Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The fund is adjudicated by a Selection Committee.

FUNDING OBJECTIVES

Culture Quest supports:

  • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices.
  • Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance, or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors.
  • Support opportunities for artists to create projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to prepare their work for the national or international stage.

ELIGIBILITY

Yukon-based groups, organizations, businesses and residents (persons having lived in Yukon for a minimum of one full year prior to applying) may apply.”

For more information, please visit: https://kiac.ca/culture-quest/

-from KIAC

TOArtist COVID Response Fund (Toronto Arts Council & Toronto Arts Foundation)

“Toronto benefits socially, culturally, and economically from the collective output of its artists.  Yet, many artists are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.  As self-employed professionals outside the reach of many government income support programs, artists have specific needs.

To assist Toronto artists in dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, Toronto Arts Foundation and Toronto Arts Council are introducing the TOArtist COVID Response Fund. The Fund will allocate up to $1000 to self-employed, individual artists resident in Toronto whose creative work and income have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the adverse impacts that the cancellation of performances and productions, the closure of venues, and the loss of teaching opportunities have on the freelance workers that make up the majority of professional artists in Toronto.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This emergency relief fund exists for vulnerable artists in the Toronto arts and culture sector, specifically, artists who are self-employed and are NOT eligible for Employee Insurance (EI). 

If you are eligible for Employment Insurance Benefits through any other employer, or have alternative options to access bridge funding, please do not apply for these relief funds. The objective of this fund is to assist as many self-employed artists as possible – including the most vulnerable workers in the creative sector. The fewer demands there are for this fund, the more able we will be to distribute to those truly in need.

Applicants must declare that all the information provided in the application is factual.  If you apply, you may be called upon to offer further verification.

All applicants must:

  • Be a self-employed professional artist/arts professional. This is defined as someone who has developed skills through training or practice, is recognized by artists working in the same artistic tradition, has a history of public presentation or publication, seeks payment for their work and actively practises their art. Short breaks in artistic work history are acceptable.
  • Have a permanent physical address within the City of Toronto and be able to provide proof of residency, e.g.. government issued form of identification, or other proof of residence (see criteria below).
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or approved refugee claimant, or have an application pending for permanent resident status and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.
  • Provide documentation of lost revenue, such as contracts, offer letters and notices of cancellations. Materials should include the agreed upon or expected payment or fee. Documentation may be formal contracts or less formal communication such as emails, texts, or messages, providing the details of the performance agreement are explicitly stated.  

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/toartist-covid-response-fund

-from Toronto Arts Council

Call to Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Arts Creatives (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective) : Curating Care project honorariums

“In response to gallery and museum closures and program suspensions due to COVID-19 across the world, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones is inviting Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Arts Creatives to join our Curating Care project in order to receive a small honorarium.

As we near the end of the fiscal year, we have a small pocket of money that we would like to use to support Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Artists who have been financially affected by global responses to COVID-19. We are able to offer $100 honorariums to eligible participants, all you need to do is submit a 2-minute video outlining who you are, what your practice is, and how you locate care throughout your practice. These videos will be posted publicly on our Website and on our Vimeo account.

This small pocket of money is based on a first come first serve basis, we will do everything we can to make sure it is as fair and ethical as possible, and in saying this we must state that this opportunity is for INDIGENOUS CURATORS AND ARTS CREATIVES ONLY.

Please consider these funds are limited and on a first come first serve basis and be mindful of applying if you have access to other financial opportunities or privileges.

Deadline: March 27, 2020″

For more information, please visit: https://acc-cca.com/programs/curating-care-support-right-now/

-from Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones

Indigenous Arts Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

“The program supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) artists to research, develop and create new work and engage with their communities, as well as opportunities for Indigenous organizations and communities to strengthen their relationships with the arts. There are three categories:

  • Individuals
  • Ad hoc groups/collectives
  • Organizations

Grants help cover the costs of:

  • research and development that will lead to the creation of new work. Artistic research, exploration and experimentation including workshops/residencies are also eligible. All emerging, mid-career and established artists (including curators) working with all art forms are welcome to apply
  • creation and production of new work in any art form (film/video, visual arts, new media, cultural arts, dance, theatre, music, pottery, fiction, spoken word and storytelling, etc.). All emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all art forms are welcome to apply
  • presentations, exhibitions, publications and festivals in which the primary purpose of the project is the presentation, promotion and distribution of art made by Indigenous artists. Examples include exhibitions, individual and series presentations, publications, tours, festivals and innovative audience development projects
  • connections and partnerships that bring artists together through conferences, workshops, gatherings, delegations, exchanges or other activities that will foster artistic relationships, connections and partnerships that strengthen the Indigenous arts community

Priorities

This program gives higher priority to projects that involve the presentation of music in Northern Ontario.

Deadline dates

March 4 and September 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

For more information, please visit: https://www.arts.on.ca/grants/indigenous-arts-projects?lang=en-ca

-from Ontario Arts Council

Arts autochtones – projets (Conseil des arts de l’Ontario)

“Le programme soutient la recherche, le développement et la création de nouvelles œuvres ainsi que l’engagement communautaire des artistes autochtones (Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits) et les occasions pour les organismes et les communautés autochtones de renforcer leurs relations avec les arts. Le programme comporte trois catégories de subventions :

  • Subventions pour les particuliers
  • Subventions pour les groupes ad hoc et collectifs
  • Subventions pour les organismes

Les subventions servent à payer les coûts suivants :

  • Recherche et développement menant à la création de nouvelles œuvres. La recherche, l’exploration et l’expérimentation artistiques, résidences et ateliers compris, sont également admissibles. Tous les artistes (y compris les commissaires), qu’ils soient en début de carrière, en milieu de carrière ou établis et quelle que soit leur pratique artistique, sont invités à soumettre une demande.
  • Création et production de nouvelles œuvres dans une pratique artistique (film, vidéo, arts visuels, nouveaux médias, arts culturels, danse, théâtre, musique, poterie, fiction, création orale et conte, etc.). Les artistes en début de carrière, en milieu de carrière ou établis, peu importe leur pratique artistique, sont invités à soumettre une demande.
  • Présentations, expositions, publications et festivals dont l’objectif principal consiste à présenter, promouvoir et diffuser les œuvres d’artistes autochtones. Comprend notamment les expositions, la diffusion d’un spectacle ou d’une série de spectacles, les publications, les tournées, les festivals et les projets originaux de développement des publics.
  • Relations et partenariats réunissant des artistes par l’entremise de congrès, ateliers, assemblées, délégations, échanges ou autres activités favorisant le développement de relations, de réseaux et de partenariats artistiques qui renforcent le milieu des arts autochtones.

Priorités

Ce programme accorde la priorité aux projets qui comprennent la présentation de musique dans le nord de l’Ontario.

Date(s) limite(s) 

4 mars et 15 septembre 2020, 13 h HE”

Pour en savoir plus: https://www.arts.on.ca/programmes-de-subvention/groupes-prioritaires/arts-autochtones-%E2%80%93-projets?lang=fr-ca

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

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