Monday, 23 July 2012

Canada Council for the Arts - Project Grants for Organizations in the Visual Arts

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 April or 15 September

If either of these dates 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
This program provides grants to Canadian non-profit organizations and collectives that have a mandate in the contemporary visual arts or in fine craft. Grants provide a financial contribution toward projects that advance knowledge and promote public enjoyment of the contemporary visual arts.

Eligibility of Applicants
To apply to this program, your organization must be one of the following types:
Incorporated, non-profit Canadian visual arts or fine craft organization, museum, public art gallery, exhibition centre, artist-run centre, university art department, art college, fine craft college, service organization or professional association, with a primary mandate in the visual arts.
Professional artists’ collective or curatorial collective (for the definition of an eligible collective, see the Definitions section of these guidelines). Note that collectives must submit their application in the name of their collective or project, which must be able to receive a grant payable to that name.

Grant Amount
Grants awarded through this program will be a maximum of 50 percent of the total cost of the proposed project. If you are successful, you may receive less than the full amount that you request.

Note that recent grants for project assistance have rarely exceeded $15,000 per grant.

Further Information
Melinda Mollineaux
Program Officer
Visual Arts Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

Telephone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4122
TTY: 1-866-585-5559
Fax: 613-566-4332

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