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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

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

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

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

ArtBridges Guide to Community Arts Funding Highlights

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Have you seen the ArtBridges Guide to Community Arts Funding? It’s a great place to start when you are looking for funding for your project. This free guide features over 80 funding programs plus helpful tools and resources from across Canada. Check out some highlights below, see the full guide on our website, and follow ArtBridges on Twitter & Facebook for more funding updates!

May Funding Deadlines

Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants (May 15)
“The Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange (APCE) program provides support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations.” (website)

Échanges coopératifs entre artistes des Peuples autochtones: Subventions de projets nationaux et internationaux (15 mai)
“Le programme Échanges coopératifs entre artistes des Peuples autochtones aide les artistes autochtones à se rendre dans d’autres communautés autochtones pour collaborer à des projets de pratiques artistiques traditionnelles ou contemporaines. Il s’agit d’un programme multidisciplinaire qui est ouvert aux artistes individuels ainsi qu’aux groupes, aux collectifs et aux organismes artistiques autochtones.” (site web)

Artists in the Classroom (May 27)
“Artists in the Classroom grants bring professional artists into schools for rich learning experiences. AIC grants support projects in schools across BC that demonstrate artistic excellence, high levels of student engagement, strong curricular connections, and an active partnership between an educator and a professional artist.” (website)

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Tools

Preparing a Grant Application | Canada Council for the Arts

Préparer Une Demande De Subvention | Conseil des Arts du Canada

Grantwriting 101 Toolkit | ArtReach

Video: Preparing Effective Support Material for Visual Arts and Craft Grant Applications | Ontario Arts Council

Améliorer l’efficacité du matériel d’appui en arts visuels et en métiers d’art | Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Arts Administration Practical Guide for Community-Engaged Artists | Arts & Health Project

 

For more resources, tools, guides, please visit the ArtBridges Guide to Community Arts Funding and ArtBridges’ Resource Portal.

-compiled by Skye Louis, ArtBridges Info Resource Developer

Aboriginal Musicians Travel Assistance Program, Deadline May 2 (Ontario)

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“Toronto, March 4 2016 – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is partnering with NDN Talent Collective to run the Aboriginal Musicians Travel Assistance program.

The program supports emerging and established Ontario-based Aboriginal musicians and songwriters/composers to attend performances and engagements that will have high impact on their career development. It is open to Aboriginal artists from across Ontario working in all professional music genres. The deadline is May 2, 2016 – Apply Now.

OAC has engaged NDN Talent Collective to administer this initiative. The Aboriginal Musicians Travel Assistance program supports provincial, national and international travel to significant engagements including hired performances, showcases and other proposed career development opportunities that are unique and important for each artist.

NDN Talent is a new, not-for-profit arts service organization that supports the development of Indigenous musicians.  It offers services, resources, tools and projects to foster sustainable, self-sufficient careers in the music industry. NDN Talent was founded by band members of A Tribe Called Red, and is led by a board of directors who are industry leaders in music and Indigenous arts.

For information about the program:
Sage Paul
General Manager, NDN Talent Collective
416-459-8280
sage@thendntalentagency.com

For OAC information:
Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications
416-969-7403 | toll-free in Ontario 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7403
kgunter@arts.on.ca

Posted with permission from Sage Paul