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Black Arts Projects Program (Toronto Arts Council)

“The Black Arts Projects Program supports arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations.1 For the purpose of this program, “Black” refers to African descendant people across the diaspora including but not limited to African Canadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, East African, West African, Southern and Central African, Afro-Arab, Afro-Indigenous, etc. This funding program is intended to support the development, continuation, and flourishing of Black arts communities.

What does this program support?

The Black Arts Projects Program provides support to individual artists, artist collectives of 2 or more Black artists working on a non-profit basis and incorporated non-profit Toronto Black arts organizations.  

TAC recognizes the need to respond to barriers that Black arts communities face due to anti-Black racism. The program is designed to increase access to, awareness of, and participation in Toronto Arts Council funding by Black artists, while amplifying the work of Black artists in the city and creating avenues for sustainable art practice.

This program is multidisciplinary and recognizes a diversity of art practice, including new and emerging art forms, culturally relevant art practices, and multi/ interdisciplinary arts projects. Applicants can apply for projects that engage one or multiple arts disciplines.”

For more information, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/discover-tac-grants/tac-grants/art-discipline-funding/black-arts/project-grants

-from Toronto Arts Council

Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund (Toronto)

“The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

Toronto has been an important site for gathering, trading and celebration for Indigenous people for thousands of years. It is the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and its land and waters have been stewarded by the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendat and the Anishinaabe. Toronto continues to be home to many diverse Indigenous peoples, whose artistic and creative contributions are vital to the fabric of the city. The City of Toronto recognizes the rich Indigenous history of this land, and our responsibility in fostering strong relations between the municipality and the First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis people who call Toronto home.”

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 7 at 4 p.m EST. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/grants-incentives-rebates/arts-culture-grants/indigenous-arts-culture-partnerships-fund/

-from the City of Toronto

Community Arts Fund (Community Arts Council of Vancouver)

“The Community Arts Fund grant provides support for the planning, creation, and execution of projects that focus on building community through arts-related engagement. Both organizations and individuals may apply to create projects that will help to build bridges of understanding, community confidence, and support in the City of Vancouver. Projects that serve the Downtown Eastside (DTES) community will receive special consideration as the fund was originally founded on supporting the DTES and has since expanded to reach the wider City of Vancouver community. 

Applications Open: June 1, 2022

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Notification of Results: August 2022

Grant amount: Individuals and organizations can request up to $5,000.
Depending on how funding is allocated to other projects, you may receive
more or less funding than you originally applied for.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cacv.ca/community-arts-fund/

-from Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Strategic Innovation Fund: Grow Grants (Canada Council for the Arts)

Grow Grants provide multi-year support for a limited number of longer-term, collaborative initiatives that propose sustainable solutions to issues within and beyond the arts sector and demonstrate strong potential to be scaled up for regional, national, or international impact. 

Grow provides large-scale support for existing innovation projects that have already been successfully developed, tested, prototyped and/or piloted.  Projects must address systemic issues in the arts sector and propose sustainable solutions to sectoral or cross-sectoral issues to help rebuild a more resilient, sustainable, equitable, accessible, greener, healthier, and connected arts sector. 

Looking for other innovation opportunities? Explore all the funding components of the Strategic Innovation Fund.

Deadline: April 13, 2022″

For more information, please visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/strategic-funds/strategic-innovation-fund/innovation-grants/grow

-source: Canada Council for the Arts


Fonds d’innovation stratĂ©gique : subventions pour AccroĂ®tre (Conseil des arts du Canada)

“Les subventions pour AccroĂ®tre du Fonds d’innovation stratĂ©gique fournissent un soutien pluriannuel de quelques initiatives collaboratives Ă  long terme, qui proposent des solutions durables Ă  des enjeux sectoriels ou transsectoriels, et qui dĂ©montrent un grand potentiel de dĂ©ploiement et de retombĂ©es Ă  l’échelle rĂ©gionale, nationale ou internationale.

Cette composante vise Ă  fournir un soutien majeur Ă  des projets d’innovation qui existent dĂ©jĂ  et qui se sont avĂ©rĂ©s rĂ©ussis durant les phases de dĂ©veloppement, de tests, de prototypage ou de mise Ă  l’essai. Les projets doivent traiter d’enjeux systĂ©miques touchant le secteur artistique et proposer des solutions Ă  des problèmes sectoriels ou intersectoriels qui sont pĂ©rennes et qui favorisent la reconstruction d’un milieu plus rĂ©silient, durable, Ă©quitable, accessible, Ă©cologique, sain et connectĂ©. 

Vous cherchez d’autres options? Explorez toutes nos composantes de financement dans le cadre du Fonds d’innovation stratĂ©gique.”

La date limite : 13 avril 2022

Pour en savoir plus: https://conseildesarts.ca/financement/fonds-strategiques/fonds-d-innovation-strategique/subventions-pour-l-innovation/accroitre

-source : Conseil des arts du Canada

Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project Funding (SaskCulture)

“Amount

Project funding up to a maximum of $10,000 with conditions. Please see the application guidelines for more information and examples of how eligible expenses are calculated.

Purpose

The MIF-Project grant provides funding to community-based organizations to support:

  • ethno-cultural, multicultural, First Nations and MĂ©tis initiatives, projects and activities, with priority to projects reaching Indigenous people, youth, northern and/or rural communities, and newcomers.

The MIF-Project grant prioritizes the following types of projects:

  • Anti-Racism work that looks at issues of power and privilege and how they impact individual and systemic discrimination; it usually includes active dialogue to build equity and justice in our organizations and communities.
  • Intercultural Connections, Truth and Reconciliation entails different cultural and indigenous groups coming together over time to build bridges through activities like exchanges, cooperative work, creating safe spaces, community dialogues, creative projects, etc. This includes projects that have a focus on implementing or working towards implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or reconciliation efforts.
  • Integration supports welcoming and inclusive communities that create a sense of home and belonging. We recognize the creativity and innovation that arise from bringing different cultural perspectives together and cultivating the unique contributions of all.

The MIF-Project grant also supports the following types of projects, but with lower priority for funding:

  • Celebration of Diversity includes education and festivals that showcase differences and similarities, most often through performance, cuisine and other arts. It includes an awareness that groups that include many perspectives, especially from different cultural world views, lead to greater creativity and innovation.
  • Cultural Retention supports organizations passing on cultural practices and traditions within a particular cultural community.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.saskculture.ca/programs/funding-programs/grants/multicultural-initiatives-fund-project-funding

-from SaskCulture

Toronto Arts Foundation Resiliency Fund

Toronto Arts Foundation is once again creating a pandemic response fund to direct financial support to Toronto’s artists and arts workers. The Toronto Arts Foundation Resiliency Fund, launched today with a generous lead donation of $1 million from the Hal Jackman Foundation, will support charitable arts organizations committed to paying fees to Toronto artists and arts workers. 

The Resiliency Fund is launching at a time when Toronto and the world continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the arts sector, the financial losses endured over the past two years – with four mandated closures of arts venues – have been great. Stats Canada has documented greater losses in the arts sector than almost any other. Although Canada’s overall labour force has now rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, this is not yet the case for self-employed artists. The performing arts sector has been particularly hard hit. Stats Canada estimates the performing arts lost 60% of revenues within the first year of the pandemic, leading to cancelled contracts for thousands of artists and arts workers. 

Recognizing that performing arts have experienced a greater share of the loss, Toronto Arts Foundation is focusing initially on charitable performing arts organizations so that they may pay their contracted artists, regardless of show cancellations. 

Toronto Arts Foundation is inviting arts philanthropists, sponsors and donors to make vital contributions to the Fund. New donations received through a year-long fundraising campaign will allow additional rounds of funding to become available for charitable organizations working in other disciplines. Visit Toronto Arts Foundation’s website to add your contribution to the Fund.

In line with CRA guidelines directing donations from foundations to organizations which are charities, Toronto Arts Foundation is permitted to fund arts charities for expenditure on artists/arts worker fees, while also offering increased stability to organizations affected by pandemic. 

In order to process applications quickly and efficiently, Toronto Arts Foundation is leaning on its close affiliation with Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and its highly regarded peer assessment process, by inviting only those charities that have received a TAC grant in the past two years to apply. Eligible organizations are asked to fill out a simple one page application. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2022.   

An extensive Frequently Asked Questions section has been added to Toronto Arts Foundation’s website for those interested in applying and / or donating to the Resiliency Fund.”

For more information, please visit: https://torontoartsfoundation.org/covid-19-response-efforts/toronto-arts-foundation-resiliency-fund

-from Toronto Arts Foundation press release

Open Call for Participatory Creative Music Projects

“The Canadian New Music Network is excited to call for Participatory Creative Music Projects to be hosted on the online Participatory Creative Music Hub. Successful applicants will be provided funding for documentation of an existing project.

Amount of grant: $800.00

Application deadline: February 20, 2022

Deadline for submission of documentation via online upload form for selected projects: April 23, 2022

What is Participatory Creative Music? 

At CNMN, Participatory Creative Music is a multitude of approaches to creating music in which everyone involved, regardless of their prior experience in making music, has active input in the creative process. Authorship and decision-making is shared to greater or lesser degrees, depending on context.

For more information and clarification, see Keyword Definitions.

What is the Participatory Creative Music Hub?

The Hub showcases people from all walks of life creating music together. Whatever you call it – participatory creative music, community music, jamming, co-composition, improvisation, music exploration, listening games or having fun with sound – The Hub celebrates music creativity for everyone. 

The main criteria for projects is that all participants have active input in the creative process, whether they are 4, 40 or 94 years of age, an experienced musician or making music for the first time. Projects must take COVID-19 measures into account. Projects in remote and isolated areas are very encouraged.

What is an eligible project?

An eligible project is a participatory creative music activity already occurring in the community, whether on-going or completed. Projects may take place in the fields of health care, education, social services, prisons and more. 

This year’s call will prioritize projects related to health.

See the Project page for examples of Hub projects. 

See Keyword Definitions for terminology.

Documentation

The purpose of this grant is to support documentation of an existing PCM project to provide inspiration and tools for user groups of the Hub to make their own music. It is crucial that documentation is instructional in nature, rather than promotional. Links to biographical information via a CNMN member page and external links are possible on the project webpage.

Participatory music takes place in all kinds of settings with all kinds of people. Documentation can reflect this, and doesn’t have to be of studio-quality audio or video where that is not possible or appropriate. Sometimes a video capture from your cell phone or screen capture from zoom speaks volumes. Documentation should best reflect the nature of the project, communicate well on an on-line platform and assume varying levels of music training.”

For more information and submission details, please visit: https://www.newmusicnetwork.ca/news/whats-new/

-from Canadian New Music Network

Black Arts Projects Program (Toronto Arts Council)

“The Black Arts Projects Program supports arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations. For the purpose of this program, “Black” refers to African descendant people across the diaspora including but not limited to African Canadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, East African, West African, Southern and Central African, Afro-Arab, Afro-Indigenous, etc. This funding program is intended to support the development, continuation, and flourishing of Black arts communities.

What does this program support?

The Black Arts Projects Program provides support to individual artists, artist collectives of 2 or more Black artists working on a non-profit basis and incorporated non-profit Toronto Black arts organizations.  

TAC recognizes the need to respond to barriers that Black arts communities face due to anti-Black racism. The program is designed to increase access to, awareness of, and participation in Toronto Arts Council funding by Black artists, while amplifying the work of Black artists in the city and creating avenues for sustainable art practice.

This program is multidisciplinary and recognizes a diversity of art practice, including new and emerging art forms, culturally relevant art practices, and multi/ interdisciplinary arts projects.”

For more information, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/discover-tac-grants/tac-grants/art-discipline-funding/black-arts/project-grants

-from Toronto Arts Council

Project Grant: Black Arts Projects Program (Toronto Arts Council)

“The Black Arts Projects Program supports arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations. For the purpose of this program, “Black” refers to African descendant people across the diaspora including but not limited to African Canadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, East African, West African, Southern and Central African, Afro-Arab, Afro-Indigenous, etc. This funding program is intended to support the development, continuation, and flourishing of Black arts communities.

What does this program support?

The Black Arts Projects Program provides support to individual artists, artist collectives of 2 or more Black artists working on a non-profit basis and incorporated non-profit Toronto Black arts organizations.  

TAC recognizes the need to respond to barriers that Black arts communities face due to anti-Black racism. The program is designed to increase access to, awareness of, and participation in Toronto Arts Council funding by Black artists, while amplifying the work of Black artists in the city and creating avenues for sustainable art practice.

This program is multidisciplinary and recognizes a diversity of art practice, including new and emerging art forms, culturally relevant art practices, and multi/ interdisciplinary arts projects. Applicants can apply for projects that engage one or multiple arts disciplines.”

For more information, please visit: For more information, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/discover-tac-grants/tac-grants/art-discipline-funding/black-arts/project-grants

-from Toronto Arts Council