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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

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
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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
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CUE Grant Opportunity: Funding for Artists on the Margins (Toronto)

“Attention new generation artists living and working on the margins
Apply for up to $1000
Deadline: November 15, 2017

You must meet with CUE in person before submitting an application. To connect with CUE, email cuegrant@gmail.com

CUE GRANTS ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO:

  • Identify as new generation artists (29 years old or under) living and working on the margins in Toronto
  • Work in any artistic discipline
  • Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way
  • Demonstrate experience in their medium
  • Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree
  • Meet with CUE before submitting an application”

For more information including application details, please visit: www.cueartprojects.ca

-from CUE

Input Needed: Indigenous Culture Fund (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Ontario is creating a new fund to support Indigenous cultural expression and ways of life. The new fund is part of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We thank the Commission and all the survivors who shared their stories for pointing the way forward.

Launching in 2017, the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) is designed to support community-centred Indigenous cultural activities. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are hosting engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members across Ontario to learn about ICF and provide input on the proposed program design. The fund will be administered by OAC and the application process will open in the summer, with a fall deadline for submissions. It will support activities starting in 2018.

Learn more about engagement meetings for Indigenous individuals, organizations and community members.
Before the fund is launched, we want Indigenous community feedback on:

  1. The name and the goals of the fund.
  2. The criteria for who can apply and what they can apply for.
  3. The process applicants will use to apply for funding.
  4. The assessment process that OAC will use to make decisions, including the selection process for assessment panels.
  5. The reporting and evaluation process applicants will be asked to follow.
  6. How to best support applicants and any other comments to help ensure the success of the fund.

 

Learn more about the proposed program framework

Provide input on the proposed framework

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Indigenous Artists in Communities Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Purpose
The program supports projects that bring together professional Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge. There are three categories:

  • Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts.
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts.
  • Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice

Deadline Dates
February 22 and September 19, 2017, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications will be available online approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

Grant amount(s)

  • Community arts projects: maximum $15,000
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: maximum $15,000
  • Training for community artists and animators: maximum $15,000

Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

What’s changed this year

  • The program was previously called Aboriginal Artists in Communities.

Who is eligible

  • Professional artists and Elders who self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and are Ontario residents.
  • Ad hoc group/collectives comprised of individuals, of whom at least 50 per cent identify as Indigenous.
  • Not-for-profit Indigenous organizations, centres and councils.
  • Applicants must have a permanent physical address in Ontario.

Who is not eligible

  • Students
  • Municipalities, colleges and/or universities

More about eligibility for OAC’s project programs

What this program funds

  • Community-engaged co-creation, production, exhibitions and presentations, in all arts disciplines.
  • Workshop series, art camps, summer programs, experiential arts learning activities and after-school art programs.
  • Community-based arts activities held in schools, community centres, health centres, home studios, galleries, site specific and on the land.
  • Training for artists who wish to improve their skills and work in community settings.

What this program does not fund

  • Events or activities that take place outside of Ontario
  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenses
  • Talent shows

Important: You cannot apply to this program if you have an overdue final report in any OAC grant program.

For more information and to apply for this grant program, please visit Ontario Arts Council website.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Indigenous Arts Project Grants (Toronto Arts Council)

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“Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Projects program is an annual multi-disciplinary project grant specifically for Indigenous artists, collectives and organizations.  For the purpose of this program, “Indigenous” is defined as a Canadian Aboriginal person who self-defines as First Nations (Status or Non-status), Métis, or Inuit.  TAC recognizes that in the diverse mosaic of Toronto, Indigenous people are the original inhabitants of the City, which has great historical and cultural significance as a place for ceremony, gathering, trade, and exchange.

The program is designed to increase participation in and access to Toronto Arts Council funding by Indigenous artists, while increasing the creation and presentation of high-quality Indigenous art in the City.

Application Deadlines: February 15 and August 1, 2017″

For more details on the grants, please visit Toronto Arts Council’s website

-from Toronto Arts Council website

Upcoming Wall Art Learning Series Workshops: Funding Murals & Photoshop for Mural Artists (Toronto)

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Funding Murals

A creative approach to funding options for mural artists– this session will explore funding streams, grant writing, and approaching prospective clients
When: Thursday, January 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: This session is intended for emerging and mid-career mural artists or project managers interested in securing resources to complete mural projects.

The workshop will be led by Linda Plater, Coordinator for the Village of Islington BIA, Toronto’s Village of Murals. Over the past 10 years the BIA has coordinated the creation of 27 murals – 15,000 square feet of outdoor art transforming the area into an outdoor gallery. Linda will facilitate conversations about the funding process while sharing her experience in grant applications, working with the City of Toronto and local business communities.

Registration: $25 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $30 for non-members. Full details and registration at muralroutes.ca
Questions? Contact natalie[at]muralroutes.ca”

 

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“Registration is now open for Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction. This three-part series will provide visual and mural artists with basic skills to incorporate Photoshop into their artistic practice.

Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction

What: This three-part workshop series will provide an introduction to Photoshop for visual artists. Learn basic skills such as menus, tools, palettes, and layers from an experienced graphic designer and mural artist. Walk away with new skills to support your artistic practice, and the ability to present your design on a wall for your next mural proposal.
When: Thursday, Feburary 7th, 9th and 16th, 6:00-8:30pm (participants must attend all three classes)
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: $75 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $100 for non-members. Register below. Contact natalie@muralroutes.ca with any questions.

Note: Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with Photoshop (a free trial version can be downloaded here). A very limited number of laptops will be available for loan, please contact us if you are unable to bring your own laptop.

About the Instructor: Karen Roberts has worked as a professional photographer and multimedia specialist for over two decades. She has taught photography and Photoshop with the TDSB, Seneca College and the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Karen is now working as a visual and mural artist, combining digital and tactile skills in creating her art. karenrobertsphoto.com

-submitted by Mural Routes
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