The Sector Innovation and Development component of Supporting Artistic Practice funds projects by Canadian and First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts professionals, cultural connectors, groups, and organizations. These projects must grow and improve the arts sector. Grants encourage initiatives that strengthen and develop support for artists in Canada. You can apply for a project grant for a single project or a composite grant for a 1–3-year grant for multiple projects.

Eligible Applicants

  • Arts professionals and cultural connectors
  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis arts/cultural professionals
  • Artistic groups and collectives
  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis groups or collectives
  • Architectural groups and collectives
  • Artistic organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis organizations
  • National arts service organizations
  • Support groups, organizations and shared platforms
  • Festivals, presenters and touring networks
  • Book and magazine publishers
  • Agencies and management service organizations
  • To be eligible for a composite grant, you must have received at least 1 composite or 2 project grants from the Canada Council in the last 5 years

Eligible Activities

  • activities related to representation or management services for Canadian artists, groups, or organizations
  • production, management, and platform services for a number of Canadian artists, groups, or organizations
  • critical and/or interpretive publishing that supports the arts sector
  • organizational development activities
  • opportunities for shared learning and networking, resource exchange, and collaboration
  • organizing conferences, symposia, and workshops
  • sector research
  • implementing and adapting to new technologies

We can help you win! Funding: 

  • Up to $50,000

Deadline: May 4, 2022

Commitment Date: April 19

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