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Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project Funding (SaskCulture)


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.


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:

-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:

-from Toronto Arts Foundation press release

2021 CUE 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.

E-mail us at to set up an e-mail, phone or video chat about your project proposal!

Our Grant Guidelines document has all the information you need about the application process:

CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.
Throughout history, some of the most innovative artwork has been created by artists who experience marginalization and face systemic barriers, and who have been excluded by conventional arts and cultural institutions. We recognize that arts funding agencies have often not adapted to growing social, cultural, and economic inequality.

In response, CUE has designed an accessible funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.”

For more information, please visit:

-from CUE

Créer, connaître et partager : Arts et cultures des Premières Nations, des Inuits et des Métis

“La composante ActivitĂ©s Ă  petite Ă©chelle du programme CrĂ©er, connaĂ®tre et partager finance des activitĂ©s destinĂ©es Ă  avancer votre carrière ou votre pratique artistique. Elles peuvent comprendre l’acquisition de matĂ©riel pour une production artistique, la participation Ă  des activitĂ©s de perfectionnement professionnel ou artistique, ou encore la mise Ă  profit de l’expertise, des conseils ou de la formation fournis par un artiste professionnel ou un passeur culturel. Cette composante est offerte aux artistes, ainsi qu’aux groupes, collectifs et organismes artistiques des Premières Nations, des Inuits et des MĂ©tis qui Ĺ“uvrent dans toutes les disciplines.

Si vous faites une demande pour la première fois, nous vous suggĂ©rons fortement de contacter un agent de programme.”

Pour en savoir plus :

-source : Conseil des arts du Canada

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

“The Small-Scale Activities component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds activities that will advance your artistic career or practice. This may include acquiring materials for artistic production, engaging in career or artistic development activities or benefitting from specific expertise, advice or training from a professional artist or cultural carrier. This component is open to First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis individuals, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer before applying.”

For more information:

-from Canada Council for the Arts

Oral Histories Program (First Peoples’ Cultural Council)

The Oral Histories Program provides funding and training to help organizations record oral histories about how Indigenous communities in B.C. have survived and lived through difficult times.

The Oral Histories Program is for First Nations and/or organizations in B.C. with a mandate or a focus that includes Indigenous heritage. This grant supports the recording of oral histories that are focused on how Indigenous communities and individuals survived and lived through difficult times in the past. These accounts can include a broad range of topics, including personal and collective experiences and lessons learned, ways of managing difficult circumstances, land and community-based activities that promoted resiliency and other experiences from the past that will guide and inspire future generations.

Funding recipients will have an existing relationship with an Elder or Knowledge Keeper in an Indigenous community in B.C. who will partner on this project. They must also have experience working with Indigenous history and cultural heritage, which can include professional or lived experience. Those who collect stories have the option of including them in a permanent, online living archive on FPCC’s First Peoples’ Map of B.C. The archive will inform future generations about how Indigenous communities and peoples adapt to challenges, such as COVID-19 and climate change.

This program is funded by the BC Heritage Branch, in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.”

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit:

-from FPCC

First Peoples’ Cultural Council Funding Opportunities

“FPCC Grant funding supports our communities to revitalize their Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage in B.C. Current funding opportunities are available here:

“The Community Arts Infrastructure program supports Indigenous arts organizations and unincorporated arts collectives to develop Indigenous workspaces and workshops in order to share artistic skills and knowledge.” For more information:

“The Organizations and Collectives grant helps to build administrative capacity and sustainability for the organization or helps to advance the work of Indigenous artists.” For more information:

“The Indigenous Art Scholarship supports the development of First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit artists and arts practitioners residing in B.C. with funding for education or mentorship. ” For more information:

-from First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Digital Now: Grants for Digital Artistic Content / Présent numérique : subventions pour le contenu artistique numérique

“Digital Now is a one-time digital innovation initiative. The initiative offers grants to arts groups, collectives, and organizations to adapt existing works or create new ones to be shared virtually with audiences.

Digital Now offers a springboard for the arts sector, during this period of health-related restrictions, to make a digital leap for the sector’s recovery and stimulate job creation. Funded projects will draw on a breadth of artists and arts workers and reach local, Canada-wide, and international audiences.”

For more information, please visit:

Présent numérique : subventions pour le contenu artistique numérique

“PrĂ©sent numĂ©rique est une initiative ponctuelle d’innovation numĂ©rique. Cette initiative offre des subventions aux groupes, collectifs et organismes artistiques pour adapter des Ĺ“uvres existantes ou en crĂ©er de nouvelles afin les partager virtuellement avec le public.

PrĂ©sent numĂ©rique offre au secteur des arts un tremplin pour traverser la pĂ©riode de restrictions sanitaires, rĂ©aliser une avancĂ©e numĂ©rique en vue de la relance et stimuler l’emploi dans le secteur des arts. Les projets subventionnĂ©s feront appel Ă  une diversitĂ© d’artistes et de travailleurs du domaine artistique et rejoindront des publics locaux, national et international.”

Pour en savoir plus :

-source: Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des arts du Canada

Deadline Extended: Resilient Communities Fund (Ontario Trillium Foundation)

The Resilient Communities Fund is a one-time fund to support the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. 

OTF is investing in projects of eligible non-profit organizations to aid their medium to longer-term recovery efforts, help with their stabilization and build their capacity and resiliency in the aftermath of COVID-19. 

This fund is providing a flexible range of activities over two deadlines to address the diverse needs of organizations and to support them where they are at in their recovery and rebuilding.  

Request amount: From $5,000 to $150,000 
Grant term: up to 1 year
Application Deadline*: December 9, 2020 at 5 pm ET. 

* Due to the expected high demand and in our efforts to support as many organizations as possible, only one grant per eligible organization will be awarded. Organizations that receive a grant from the September 2nd deadline will not be eligible to apply for the December 9th deadline.

For more information, please visit:

-from Ontario Trillium Foundation