Sector Innovation and Development Supporting Artistic Practice in Canada
The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking applications for Sector Innovation and Development component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds Canadian groups, organizations and cultural connectors for projects targeted towards growing and improving the arts sector.
Grants encourage initiatives that strengthen and develop support for Canadian artists.
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a project grant for a single project
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The planning, development and/or implementation of projects that strengthen the arts sector, including but not limited to:
representation or management services for a stable roster of 3 or more Canadian artists, groups or organizations
production, management and platform services for a number of Canadian artists, groups or organizations
publishing critical and interpretive magazines that support 1 or more artistic practice
developing new approaches to organizational models and management practices
opportunities for shared learning and networking, resource exchange or other forms of collaboration (including mentorship programs)
organizing conferences, symposia and workshops
implementing and adapting to new technologies
organizations not presently receiving core funding and that have been validated as belonging to a designated priority group can apply for organizational capacity-building projects. The designated priority groups include applicants from culturally diverse, Deaf and disability, official language minority, and Indigenous communities.
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project requests — normally up to $50,000, exceptional up to $100 000
composite requests — normally up to $50,000, exceptional up to $100 000 per year (to a maximum of $300 000 over 3 years)
Most grants are no more than $50 000 (or $50 000 per year for composite grants). Higher amounts may be considered for activities that have elevated costs due to the duration of the project, number of people involved, and/or technical or other requirements related to the artistic practice.
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
artistic groups and collectives
architectural groups and collectives
national arts service organizations
support groups, organizations and shared platforms
festivals, presenters and touring networks
book and magazine publishers
agencies and management service organizations
Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the approved profile created in the portal.
To be eligible for a composite grant, you must have received at least 1 composite or 2 project grants in the last 5 years from the Canada Council. This excludes grants from the following components and programs: Professional Development, Small-Scale Activities, Travel, Representation and Promotion, Translation, Digital Strategy Fund, Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, Flying Squad, Visiting Foreign Artists, Creation Accelerator, Frankfurt initiatives, Digital Originals and the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund.
For more information, visit https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/supporting-artistic-practice/sector-innovation-and-development