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Urgent Request for Art Supplies (The Art For Aid Project)

“If folks are in the Toronto area and are looking to support this work, we would be able to pick up supplies at the local bus terminal in Smiths Falls if they could be boxed and shipped. We have a very modest budget for shipping, but if collectively, folks could pool money to help get it here, that would be terrific! We’ll make sure it reaches a remote school. Thanks so much!” -from The Art for Aid Project

The Art For Aid Project’s Mission Statement:
“The Art For Aid Project works to support Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis art education programs through art supplies, awareness and fundraising efforts in order to connect Indigenous youth to the endangered teachings, traditional techniques and knowledge of their culture through teachers, Elders and community. We seek to accomplish this by ensuring art supplies are in remote schools and communities.”

Read The Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Art Supplies! Seeking art supplies for schools in remote First Nations communities


“The Art For Aid Project is working to establish a transportation network to get art supplies into remote schools.

If you know of someone who is in (or driving through) the Ottawa area and might consider bringing a box or two of supplies to a remote Canadian Aboriginal school. All boxes are open to inspection and determination of contents before being accepted for transport.

Currently, we will be looking for the means to send art supplies to schools in Nunavut in the following areas: Cambridge Bay, Coal Harbour, and Hall Beach.”

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! Contact to get involved

Read the Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Opportunity: Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance Grant (Ontario Arts Council)


Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to Aboriginal artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional Aboriginal art forms for the cost of buying materials and supplies to make their work.

Artists must apply directly to one of the participating Aboriginal recommender organizations:
– Anemki Art Collective, Thunder Bay
– Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts Canada, Niagara Falls
– Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M’Chigeeng
– Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford

– This program is open to Aboriginal artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional Aboriginal art forms.
– The OAC’s definition of the term “Aboriginal” means Status and Non-Status, Métis and Inuit people.
– Applicants must reside in Ontario and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Deadline Dates:
– Anemki Art Collective has a single deadline of October 15, 2014.
– All other recommender organizations accept applications at any time, starting in July 2014, until their budgets are spent. The program closes on February 6, 2015.

Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

Program Guidelines and Application Form
Form-fillable Word Document / PDF Print Version

Click here for a video with information on how to prepare effective support material for visual arts and craft grant applications. You may also be interested in other helpful tips.

Final Report
Form-fillable Word Document / PDF Print Version

For more information
Anne Gardé Gravestock, Bilingual Program Assistant, (416) 969-7461, toll free 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7461,
– Caroline Cotter, Bilingual Program Assistant, (416) 969-7455, toll free 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7455,
– Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual Art and Crafts Officer, (416) 969-7419, toll-free: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7419,
– Sara Roque, Aboriginal Arts Officer, (416) 969-7454, toll-free: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7454,

Posted with permission from Sara Roque, Aboriginal Arts Officer, Ontario Arts Council
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