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KIAC Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).

Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant per fiscal year. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest Funding Objectives:

  • Support First Nations, MĂ©tis and Inuit expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the lives of all Yukon residents. Such as: projects within cultural festivals and gatherings, song revival projects, story-telling projects, traditional dancing and other activities which involve public appreciation or engagement.
  • Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors. Such as: developing a performance circuit or a curated presentation space,
  • Support opportunities for artists to execute projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to develop or prepare their work for the national or international stage. Such as: mounting or rehearsing a production for a national tour and other preparation activities or preparing for a national cultural event such as cultural contingent for major sporting games, Northern Scene, etc.

Annual Intakes:

Application deadlines are on the 15th of January, April, and September.
Next intake: September 15th, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://kiac.ca/culture-quest/

-from KIAC

KIAC Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).

Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant per fiscal year. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest supports:

  • Support First Nations, MĂ©tis and Inuit expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the lives of all Yukon residents. Such as: projects within cultural festivals and gatherings, song revival projects, story-telling projects, traditional dancing and other activities which involve public appreciation or engagement.
  • Support the continued growth and Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors. Such as: developing a performance circuit or a curated presentation space.
  • Support opportunities for artists to execute projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to develop or prepare their work for the national or international stage. Such as: mounting or rehearsing a production for a national tour and other preparation activities or preparing for a national cultural event such as cultural contingent for major sporting games, Northern Scene, etc.

Annual Intakes:

Application deadlines are on the 15th of January, April, and September.
Next intake: September 15th, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://kiac.ca/culture-quest/

-from KIAC

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

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

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 cuesubmissions@gmail.com 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: https://www.cueartprojects.ca/grants

-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 : https://conseildesarts.ca/financement/subventions/creer-connaitre-et-partager/activites-a-petite-echelle

-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: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/creating-knowing-sharing/small-scale-activities

-from Canada Council for the Arts