Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Canada Council for the Arts - Grants for Literary Arts Promotion: Operating Grants

The information in this blog post is taken directly from the Canada Council for the Arts Site:

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.

15 September (Annual Funding)
The next deadline for multi-year funding is 15 September 2012.

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Please refer to the program guidelines for detailed information.

Program Description
The Grants for Literary Arts Promotion program provides support to Canadian non-profit arts organizations that increase public awareness of and access to Canadian literature.

The Operating Grants component of the program provides annual and
multi-year funding to established literary organizations that play a major role in fulfilling the program objectives. Annual grants cover a 12-month period, and multi-year grants cover a 24-month period.

Program Objectives
The objectives of this program are to:
increase the promotion of Canadian literary artists (writers, translators, storytellers and literary performance artists)
encourage the development of literature through promotional, networking, professional development and research activities, and

support audience development activities for literature.

If you are applying to this program component for the first time, you must discuss your organization’s eligibility with the Program Officer before submitting an application. To be eligible to apply, your organization must:
- be a Canadian professional organization with a primary mandate in Canadian literary arts promotion
- be an incorporated and non-profit organization
- have a stable, administrative structure that is sufficient to ensure the success of the promotional activities, with a minimum of one paid staff member
- have been in operation for a minimum of five consecutive years
- have an annual program of literary activities in which most of the participating Canadian writers, literary translators or publishers are recognized as professionals, OR host a major annual event¾such as a literary festival or a salon du livre¾in which a majority of the writers or literary translators presented are recognized as professionals
- pay artists’ fees
- have a variety of revenue sources
- generate annual revenues of more than $75,000, including government support, as shown in your organization’s most recent financial statements
- have already received a minimum of three consecutive and recent Canada Council grants for literary arts promotion activities (the funding received must have been for your core activities and have been at least $20,000 in the previous year), and
- be able to submit the required financial statements or a review engagement report for the last fiscal year (as detailed on page 4 of the application form)

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

Grant Amount
There is no maximum amount that may be requested from the operating grants component of the program. However, the grant amount can be a maximum of
50 percent of your organization’s total revenues.

CADAC Financial Reporting
The Canada Council for the Arts is collecting financial and statistical information through a national online database called CADAC (Canadian Arts Data/Données sur les arts au Canada). This system enables arts organizations applying for operating funding from public funders who are members of CADAC to submit their financial and statistical information in the same format. Previously, applicants to these funders were required to provide the same information in multiple formats on multiple occasions.

The following are member partners: the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, the New Brunswick Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Toronto Arts Council. Discussions are ongoing with other provincial, territorial and municipal arts funders to encourage them to join the CADAC partnership.

Further Information
Catherine Montgomery
Program Officer
Writing and Publishing Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5574
TTY: 1-866-585-5559

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