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Open Door Granting Program (Toronto Arts Council)

Open Door is a funding opportunity designed to respond to timely and ambitious arts sector initiatives outside of the discipline-specific funding programs.

Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door granting program supports projects that demonstrate innovation, provocation, creative collaboration & partnership, artistry, risk-taking, experimentation, and the sharing of knowledge and leadership. Open Door provides catalyst funding for ideas with the potential to create transformative change in the arts sector.

1.  Big Ideas: ambitious, timely projects with the potential to transform an artistic discipline, inspire a community of artists or elevate the arts sector as a whole. Projects aligned with the Year of Public Art in 2021 are eligible to apply. Visit our Year of Public Arts page to learn more about Toronto Arts Council’s role in this City of Toronto initiative.

2.  Market Development: projects designed to grow or develop new markets for Toronto arts work. Projects taking place outside Toronto must explain the impact on the City’s artists and/or arts sector.

3.  New Models (formerly New Models and Innovations): projects with the capacity to solve sector-wide challenges in new or innovative ways.

The following activity is not eligible for funding through this program:

  • activities included in TAC operating grants
  • activities included in TAC project grants
  • capital projects or expenses
  • renovations or repairs
  • research, feasibility studies or training programs
  • projects previously funded through Open Door
  • print or online publishing.”

For more information, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/tac-grants/open-door

-from Toronto Arts Council

ArtReach’s 2020 Granting Program is Now Open!

ArtReach is a funding program designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster youth engagement and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available each year to support youth arts projects, thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council.

ArtReach aims to support innovative youth arts projects that may not be supported elsewhere. ArtReach is about access, reducing barriers, and increasing opportunities for youth, individual artists, and organizations/ collectives to create or continue quality arts projects or programming. New and emerging art forms will be considered, and are encouraged.”

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

​The initiatives we fund must:

  • Support meaningful engagement of Toronto youth (13-29) who have experienced exclusion from active participation in quality arts opportunities
  • Serve youth living in Toronto, with priority for those who identify as belonging to an under-served community
  • Be offered by individual artists under 30 or groups/ organizations lead by youth under 30 in Toronto
  • Encourage creative expression through quality arts opportunities and foster meaningful youth engagement in project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, build their personal and professional capacity, and access opportunities within their communities
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. personal enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Offer an ongoing workshop series that engages the same group of participants for each session. Drop-in style programming and one-time events not eligible for ArtReach funding”

For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.artreach.org/programguidelines

-from ArtReach
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RBC Arts Access Fund (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“The RBC Arts Access Award is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The awards range from $500 to $1500 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.  Additionally, awards may also support professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills regarding working in and with community.

Deadline: June 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
– Newcomer who has been in Canada no more than 7 years
– Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant)
– Over 18 years old
– Live in the City of Toronto or GTA (Halton, Peel, York and Durham municipalities
– 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
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DTES Artist Resource Fair (Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver)

“Carnegie Community Centre and Vancouver Foundation are thrilled to host an informal, friendly, social event for artists to connect with community resource providers. You do not need to prepare or provide anything special to be a part of the event.

Everyone Welcome! We are proud to welcome back Heart of the City Festival, Gallery Gachet, EWMA a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society, CADA/West, Vancouver Public Library – Inspiration Lab and PTC, as well as representatives from organizations like WePress and 8EAST! More announcements about participating organizations to follow in the days leading up to the event.

Artists can find out more about:

  • Project funding
  • Creation support
  • Rehearsal space
  • Exhibition space
  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Networks
    and more!”

For more information, please visit the DTES Artist Resource Fair event page

-from Carnegie Community Centre

Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects (Ontario Arts Council)


“Purpose
The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.

Priorities
The program’s priorities are to:

  • strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters
  • create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events
  • support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north

Deadline Dates
November 29, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
Grant results will be available approximately four months after the application deadline.

Grant amount(s)
Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects – maximum $5,000
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.”

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

-from Ontario Arts Council website

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
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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

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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