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Resilient Communities Fund (Ontario)

“COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the non-profit sector and its ability to build resiliency, and support and serve communities across Ontario. The non-profit sector faces many challenges, including the need to adapt program and service delivery, generate revenue, meet changing community needs and address health and safety requirements.

COVID-19 recovery support is essential for non-profit organizations, Indigenous communities, and Municipalities to deal with ongoing needs for both them and their communities. 

What is the Resilient Communities Fund?

This fund supports the recovery efforts of organizations impacted by COVID-19 and helps them respond with immediate, medium, and longer-term recovery projects.

  • Applicants can apply for a minimum of $10,000, and up to $200,000, with a maximum of $100,000 per year.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund grant application will be available starting Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

Resilient Communities Fund grants support projects that help rebuild an organization’s capacity, enhance their resiliency, and meet the changing needs of their communities. Projects should be focused on: 

  • developing new approaches;
  • starting new activities;
  • adjusting strategies, or 
  • planning for future challenges 

Applicants who received a Resilient Communities Fund grant from the April 6, 2022 deadline are not eligible to apply for this round.

Discover more about this fund and if your organization is eligible for funding here: https://otf.ca/our-grants/resilient-communities-fund

-from Ontario Trillium Foundation

CUE Art Projects 2022 Grant Cycle

“Grants for new-generation artists living and working on the margins.
Apply for a $1000 grant to produce an art project in any discipline!

GRANTS ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO are new-generation artists living and working on the margins, and facing systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities.

NOTE: You must speak with CUE before submitting an application.

For more information, please visit: https://www.cueartprojects.ca/grants

-from CUE Art Projects

Info Session: New ‘Express Micro-Grant’ for Artists & Creatives (Sep 8, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture)

“Join the Yukon Government’s Arts Branch representative for a free info session on this great new initiative: the “Express Micro-Grant”. Beginning September 1, 2022, the new Express Micro-grant program is available for those in the creative and cultural industries who are looking for small amounts of funding to help them achieve a goal. Applicants can ask for any amount from $100 to $5,000.

Thursday, September 8, 6:30pm
KIAC Classroom (back door)
FREE SNACKS! ALL WELCOME!
Even if you are not a ‘grant person’, we encourage you to come on by, check it out, and chat with the Arts Advisors about any ideas you may have.

This is a great opportunity for those who have never received funding before, especially those who may find the funding world intimidating. This program will prioritize first-time applicants, and those from equity-deserving communities. This program will provide quick responses to allow creatives to take advantage of opportunities that pop up. Arts advisors are available to answer questions or help prepare your application at any time.”

For more information about the fund visit here.

-from KIAC

 Accelerate Program (BC Arts Council)

“New arts funding will increase access and remove barriers to funding for equity-deserving arts and cultural organizations to benefit more people in B.C.’s arts sector.

On Sept. 21, 2022, the BC Arts Council (BCAC) will launch its Accelerate Program, a two-year pilot initiative offering multi-year, flexible funding up to $30,000 over two years to eligible equity-deserving arts and cultural organizations and collectives. It will cover costs associated with artistic growth, development, production or exhibition, and organizational capacity-building, expansion and operations.

“The Accelerate Program is responding to a call to action to set a new direction that will open doors for artists and cultural organizations from all walks of life and all parts of our province,” said Melanie Mark, Hli Haykwhl Ẃii Xsgaak, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “It’s a provincial priority to expand funding opportunities for organizations and collectives that have faced systemic barriers to accessing BC Arts Council funds in the past. This is part of the essential work we are doing to strengthen our commitment to reconciliation and equity for public arts funding in British Columbia.”

As part of BCAC’s work to build a more diverse and equitable funding structure to support the arts community, priority is given to artists and organizations from Indigenous communities, people of colour, deaf and disability arts groups, and communities outside of the capital region and Greater Vancouver.

“The introduction of the Accelerate Program responds directly to the feedback from the sector that emphasized more needed to be done to support Calls to Action for Reconciliation and to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion within B.C.’s art community,” said Bob D’Eith, Parliamentary Secretary for Arts and Film. “This program is one of many actions the BC Arts Council will be taking in partnership with our government to ensure B.C.’s arts and culture sectors have the funding they need to grow and develop.”

In summer 2021, D’Eith held 22 meetings with representatives from more than 200 organizations. This informed the development of BCAC’s Extending Foundations: Action Plan 2022-2024, which extends its current strategic plan and also establishes the Accelerate Program.

“The new Accelerate Program is a crucial step in the council’s strategic vision and its efforts to forge a more equitable and socially just role for public arts funding in the province,” said Sae-Hoon Stan Chung, chair, BCAC. “I am proud of this accomplishment that fulfils the commitment in our action plan to create a multi-year capacity-building program for underserved and equity-deserving organizations.”

The application intake for the Accelerate Program’s first year will open Sept. 21, 2022, with submissions due no later than Nov. 15, 2022.”

For more information, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TACS0042-001265

-from BC Arts Council

Indigenous Arts Grants (First Peoples’ Cultural Council)

“At the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, we support Indigenous artists working in both traditional and contemporary arts by delivering grants, workshops and programs. 

Indigenous arts in B.C. have a long and nuanced history, stretching back to a time well before colonization. Music, dance, carving, weaving, regalia, body art – these are just some of the artistic expressions that reflect our cultures and identities. Our art is a conduit for physical, mental, socio-cultural and economic well-being. 

We use art to record history and mark events, map the land, pass on values and identify political and family structures that shape our communities. Art is at the centre of our ceremonies and cultural practices. Art is an educational tool, a public record, a political document and a spiritual resource – and it is a critical component of our cultural systems. 

Choosing your Grant
The Indigenous Arts Program is organized into three funding Baskets to streamline grant selection for individuals, organizations and music industry professionals. Please see each Basket to find which grant fits best with your project.

For more information, please visit: https://fpcc.ca/programs/about-our-arts-program/

-from First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Indigenous Visual Artists Materials program (Ontario Arts Council)

“The program supports Ontario-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional/customary Indigenous art forms to create artwork. Grants of $500 or $1,000 help cover the cost of buying art materials and supplies.

This is a third-party recommender program. Using Nova, OAC’s online grant application system, an artist applies to an Indigenous organization designated as a recommender for the program. These recommenders assess applications and submit grant recommendations to OAC. See About recommender grants below for more information on the grant application process.

Deadline dates

The 2022-2023 program is open from July 2022 until January 31, 2023.

Each recommender either sets its own deadlines or assesses applications on an ongoing basis until their budget is spent. See the Recommenders for Indigenous Visual Artists’ Materials web page for deadline information. Note that the list is subject to updates and changes during the program year.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.arts.on.ca/grants/indigenous-visual-artists-materials

-from Ontario Arts Council

Call for Applications: Individual Micro Grants (Cinevolution, BC)

“Are you an emerging BIPOC artist or arts worker? Do you have lived experience of disability, or are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing, neurodivergent, and/or Mad? Are you interested in media art or exploring the use of digital media in your work?

Cinevolution is giving out five $1,000 grants to individual artists and arts workers who have limited access to traditional funding. The goal of this program is to provide financial assistance to artists and arts workers for self-directed learning, research, and creative experimentation. You do not need formal arts training to apply. You do not need to produce a complete work by the end of the project.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

This grant is for you if you are an emerging artist and/or arts worker who:

  • Identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour;
  • Has lived experience of disability, or is Deaf or Hard of Hearing, neurodivergent, and/or Mad;
  • Is over the age of 18; and
  • Lives in BC

For this grant, we define an emerging artist as someone who is developing an artistic practice or exploring art as a means of communicating ideas and stories.

Formal training and previous exhibition experience are not required. You can be any age, but priority will be given to youth (18-24 years) and individuals who have not previously received arts funding.”

For more information, please visit: https://cinevolutionmedia.com/cinevolution-micro-grant/

-from Cinevolution

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 Métis 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