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Call for Applications: RBC Arts Access Fund (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“The RBC Arts Access Fund is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The Funds range from $500 to $1500 and are intended to  support costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event.

In addition to art projects, this fund also supports professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills in working with communities.

You are eligible to have support by other partners, organizations and artists, however the project itself should be your vision.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
– Residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline.
– Newcomers who have been in Canada between 1 and 7 years
– A permanent resident or Canadian citizen ​
– Be over 18 years old
– A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network, if you are not a member, sign up here

*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Fund per year.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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 two 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 (e.g. 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”

For more information on the grant programs, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Funding opportunities in Alberta / Opportunités de financement en Alberta

 

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts offers various grants for individual artists, community arts projects and organizations.
Here is a selection of community arts oriented grants.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts offre plusieurs subventions pour des artistes individuels, des projets d’arts communautaire et des organismes d’aide aux artistes.
Voici une selection de subventions destinées à des projets liés à l’art communautaire. (Le détail des subventions n’est disponible qu’en anglais.)

Culture Days Support for Indigenous and Culturally Diverse Communities

(all disciplines)
“This one-time funding opportunity will provide up to $2,500 to support community celebrations during Alberta Culture Days 2018 (September 28-30).”

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 20/18
more info here.

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Community Support Organizations Operating Funding

(film and video arts, literary arts, visual arts and new media organization)
“This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that provide arts programs and services to communities, including those with limited arts opportunities.”

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1/19
more info here

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Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

(dance, music, theatre, organization)
“This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that self-create and self-produce performing art productions.”

APPLICATION DEADLINE : November 1/18
More info here

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Organizations: Arts Project Funding

(all disciplines)
This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant for a specific arts project. This grant stream also provides project support for leadership development, capacity building and partnerships that enhance the promotion and support of the arts in Alberta.

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S) : December 3/18, June 3/19
More info here

To access the full list of funding opportunities, click here.

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