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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
Read Mural Routes profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Newcomer and Refugee Arts Engagement Programs (Toronto Arts Council)

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New Programs Launched to Serve Toronto’s Newcomers and Refugees

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is pleased to announce the creation of two new funding programs that will increase arts access opportunities for Toronto’s newcomers and refugees.

Following consultation sessions with members of Toronto’s arts and settlement sectors, including newcomer and refugee artists, TAC has developed these programs to support the city’s newest residents.

The Newcomer and Refugee Arts Engagement program provides targeted support to organizations and collectives working with newcomers and refugees through the arts.

The Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional artists to work with a mentor in their chosen arts discipline. TAC is pleased to be partnering with Neighbourhood Arts Network on this component. Neighbourhood Arts Network will be available to assist applicants in finding a mentor and/or to provide support for translation services.

“Toronto’s arts and culture community is deeply enriched by the contributions of newcomer artists,” says Claire Hopkinson, Toronto Arts Council’s Director and CEO. “These programs recognize both the cultural contributions of our newcomers and barriers they face.”

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017

TAC will be hosting information sessions in January and February, 2017. The dates of the information sessions will be posted to TAC’s website shortly.
To view the full application guidelines, visit: torontoartscouncil.org/newcomer

For more information on these programs, contact Rupal Shah, Grants Officer, Strategic Programs.  rupal@torontoartscouncil.org; 416-392-6802 x 209

Artists who are interested in becoming a mentor for Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship should contact Inés Aguileta, Program Coordinator, Neighbourhood Arts Network. ines@torontoarts.org; 416-392-6802 x 221

About Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City of Toronto’s funding body for artists and arts organizations. Since 1974, TAC has played a major role in the city’s cultural industries by supporting a very broad range of artistic activity. From the emerging artist to the most established, from celebrated institutions to arts that challenge convention, TAC is typically the first funder to offer support. Today, TAC grants lead to exhibitions, performances, readings and workshops seen annually by over 7.5 million people. Through its ongoing funding of over $16 million annually, TAC cultivates a rich engagement between artists and audiences. It is proud to reflect Toronto’s vibrancy through the diversity of the artists, arts communities and audiences that it serves. For more about Toronto Arts Council, visit www.torontoartscouncil.org

About Neighbourhood Arts Network
Neighbourhood Arts Network is dedicated to celebrating and supporting community engaged artists and organizations across Toronto. Their free membership includes professional development, community events, online resources, strategic community partnerships and signature awards. Neighbourhood Arts Network is a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation.”

For more information, please visit Toronto Arts Council’s website

-from Toronto Arts Council news release

ArtReach’s 2017 Granting Round is Open (Toronto)

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NEW ARTREACH GRANTING PROGRAM DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2017!

ArtReach is distributing $270,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto!
If this is something that could support your work, we want to hear from you!

This funding is available thanks to ArtReach’s partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more here!

We are currently accepting applications from young people running projects in Toronto that:

  • Increase access to quality arts opportunities that encourage creative expression and involve meaningful engagement of youth (ages 13 – 29) in Toronto
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, capacity and opportunities within their communities and the initiatives they lead
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Involve youth in project development, implementation and evaluation
  • Involve artist(s) with relevant experience and reach into participating communities

To ensure that you are eligible to apply and to confirm the correct funding stream for your project, please click here to review our program guidelines.

Application instructions can be found on our website here.

Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Click here to book a time to speak to a grants manager or email grants@artreach.org!

GRANT WRITING SUPPORTS
Check out some resources to help you develop your grant writing skills- videos and toolkits to help you put together a strong application can be found here.

If you’re planning on applying for the upcoming deadline, and think you could use some extra support, we’ll host a Grant Writing 101 Workshop (exclusively focused on the ArtReach grant application) in January 2017. More information on this workshop to come.

NOT SURE IF YOUR PROJECT IS A FIT?
Have a look at some previously funded projects to to get a sense of what we fund.
Click here for the complete list!”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Theatre Creators Reserve Grant (Ontario Arts Council)

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“Theatre Creators Reserve Grant
Application deadline: December 1st, 2016

Are you a theatre artist or a playwright who identifies as a disabled, Mad, or D/deaf person?

Tangled is currently accepting applications for the OAC’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve funding. This program provides grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to assist theatre creators, playwrights, and informal collectives with costs related to developing a theatrical work, including developing relationships with other theatre artists.

Please read the Program Guidelines, which includes information about eligible expenses before writing up your application.

Application Guidelines
To apply for this funding, please submit:

  • 3 copies of an application form (to access this form, click here)
  • A resume or CV
  • A proposed budget (see Program Guidelines for a list of eligible expenses)
  • A brief description of your project (up to 500 words)
  • Support materials relevant to this grant application (eg: documentation of the work that will be performed).
  • A stamped, self-addressed envelope if you want your support materials returned.
  • Please email your completed application to info@tangledarts.org with “Theatre Creators’ Reserve Grant Application” as the subject line.

You can also mail your application to:
Tangled Art + Disability
S-30, 401 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

Or drop your application off at:
Tangled Art Gallery
S-122, 401 Richmond St. W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

We will get back to you within 3 weeks about whether or not we’ve recommended your project be funded by the OAC.

Application Support

Click here to visit our website for application support.”

-from Ontario Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts: Elder & Youth Legacy Program Funding, Deadline Nov.15

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Program Description
Through this program, Aboriginal arts organizations can help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.

The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.

Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.

Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.

Deadline(s)
15 November, 2016

Grant Amount
You may request up to $20,000.

Eligibility
Eligible Applicants
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants speak to the program officer to confirm their eligibility before submitting their application.

Organizations applying to this program must be Aboriginal or have Aboriginal artists as a majority of their members. These artists must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They do not need to be living in Canada when the organization applies.

The organization’s artistic direction must also be provided by Aboriginal artists of Canada. At least 51 %of the directors on their board must be Aboriginal people, and one of these directors must sign the application.

The Canada Council defines Aboriginal peoples as First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Organizations must show an ongoing commitment to Aboriginal arts. The organization must show that the Elder and Aboriginal youth participants have helped to develop the project outline, goals and objectives, and that they have set a timeline that works for them.

Ineligible Applicants
First Nations Band Councils
Educational Institutions (schools, universities)

Further Information
Noël Habel
Program Officer
Aboriginal Arts Office
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4178
TTY: 1-866-585-5559″

More info at: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/elder-and-youth-legacy-program

Posted with permission from Noël Habel

Funding Available for 2016 Alberta Culture Days Events

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR 2016 ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS EVENTS
“Are you an event planner looking for funding to plan events during Alberta Culture Days? Visit the Get Involved section to learn how to apply.

  • Grant Application deadline is June 24, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS 2016
SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 2
In 2015, thousands of Albertans discovered and celebrated our arts, heritage and cultural diversity with almost 900 events in over 70 communities across the province.

Alberta Culture Days 2016, celebrated September 30 to October 2, will continue to play a key role in connecting people and communities. We invite all Albertans to share in the experience of Alberta Culture Days by joining in, volunteering for, or planning an event that showcases their community’s unique talents, pride and passions.

Our Tools and Tips page provides events planning resources for individuals and organizations looking to play a lead role in Alberta Culture Days 2016.

We encourage you to keep visiting our website for further updates and planning your events for the Alberta Culture Days weekend.”

-from Alberta Culture Days website

{Re}conciliation: Funding program promotes artistic collaborations between Indigenous & non-Indigenous artists

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“A groundbreaking initiative which aims to promote artistic collaborations that look to the past & future for new dialogues between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

The Canada Council administers the {Re}conciliation initiative, which was developed by Canada Council, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in anticipation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s final report and recommendations. It aims to promote artistic collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, investing in the power of art and imagination to inspire dialogue, understanding and change.

This initiative is open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, collectives and arts organizations (including collaborations with non- Aboriginal artists and organizations) who are invited to submit proposals for project funding up to $75 000. Applicants who submitted a proposal in the past but did not receive funding are eligible to re-submit to future competitions.

Six projects were selected following the first competition in May 2015. A second competition is currently underway. The deadline to apply is 21 June 2016.”

***Click here for more information***

Posted with permission from Ashley Tardif-Bennett, Canada Council for the Arts