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CANADA COUNCIL: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS, PROJECT GRANTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 annually
ELIGIBILITY: PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, CANADIAN CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS ONLY

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants: (more…)

AFA PROJECT GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 15, SEPTEMBER 1 ANNUALLY

The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: LONG-TERM GRANTS TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 1 ANUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. The period of activity covered by the grant must have a series of opportunities in the fields of research/creation, production, career and networking development. The program of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of the artist at a key moment in their career. It must include at least two of the following activities: (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES PROGRAM, VISUAL ARTS

ELIGIBILITY: Canadian citizen or resident, no students, must have made a nationally or internationally recognized contribution to their discipline, visual or fine craft artist

The International Residencies Program in the Visual Arts supports professional visual and fine craft artists, and independent critics and curators. Residencies are for individuals who wish to pursue creative work and networking opportunities abroad. Grants contribute toward subsistence, travel, production costs, accommodation and residency fees for professional Canadian artists to participate in an international residency.

For a full list of residencies available, eligibility criteria, restrictions, grant amounts, guidelines and application forms, please visit the Canada Council for The Arts website.

TIPS FOR COMPLETING NEW AFA GRANT APPLICATION FORMS

Individual artists and representatives of arts organizations preparing to complete AFA grant program application forms should visit www.affta.ab.ca/completing-your-application.aspx for tips on successfully completing your application.

AFA application forms are now in a “smart” PDF format. Individuals intending to apply for AFA grants would greatly benefit from the brief step-by-step tutorial available. Please visit www.affta.ab.ca/grants.aspx for more information about AFA grant programs.

CANADA COUNCIL GRANTS: ASSISTANCE TO PROFESSIONAL INDEPENDENT CRITICS AND CURATORS

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1 annually
Eligibility: Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status

The Assistance to Professional Independent Critics and Curators program supports Canadian professional critics and curators who develop their practice independently from art organizations or institutions. The program supports research, production and professional development in theory, criticism, analysis and curating in contemporary visual and media arts.

The program recognizes three categories of independent critics and curators (emerging, mid-career and established) and offers two components: General Project Grants and Curatorial Residencies.  MORE INFO >>

CANADA COUNCIL PROJECT GRANT: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 ANNUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants:

  • Research/Creation: This type of grant allows for a period of independent research at a key moment in the artistic practice of the applicant. The project must demonstrate the capacity to advance the artistic practice of the artist.
  • Production: This grant supports production costs of one or more works where there is at least one confirmed public presentation of the work(s) in a professional visual arts context. The project must demonstrate the capacity to advance the career of the artist.
  • Career Development: This grant supports the development of an artist’s career through development activities and/or the growth of a professional network with partners such as critics, curators or art dealers. This can be done in conjunction with the development of tools such as websites, portfolios and small monographs. The applicant must demonstrate that the project occurs in a key period with regard to its impact on the progression of his or her career.

Applicants may apply to only ONE of the above project grant types per deadline.

This Canada Council program is accessible to Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.  MORE INFO >>

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: VISITING FOREIGN ARTISTS PROGRAM

DEADLINE: JUNE 1 annually

The Visiting Foreign Artists Program provides grants to Canadian professional arts organizations to encourage visits by individual professional foreign artists of outstanding achievement. Organizations may invite an individual artist from any foreign country.

While in Canada, the visiting foreign artist is to direct workshops, teach master classes for professional artists and/or, for Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre, Writing and Publishing, give artist talks. Visiting foreign artists will be expected to supplement the activities of their host organization rather than replace a staff member.  Full details including eligibility, grant amounts and application forms are available on the Canada Council website.