Canada Council for the Arts

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

Program Summary

Program objectives are:
– to support the creative capacity and professional development of First Nations Inuit and Métis artists and arts organizations
– to facilitate the reclamation, retention, renewal and transmission of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural knowledge and creative practice
– to support exploration, creation and production of customary and contemporary First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts practice
– to support the presentation exhibition and sharing of works by First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists in Canada and internationally
– to strengthen and support the presence of First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts in communities.

Program has 5 components:
1. Travel
2. Small-Scale Activities
3. Short-Term Projects
4. Long-Term Projects
5. Indigenous Organizations

Eligible Recipients

1. Travel – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
2. Small-Scale Activities – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
3. Short-Term Projects – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
4. Long-Term Projects – professional artists, aspiring artists, cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups and organizations
5. Indigenous Organizations – Indigenous arts service organizations, Indigenous publishers and not-for-profit organizations controlled by First nations, Inuit or Métis individuals

Application Deadline

As listed on the website:
Short Term Projects
– December 21, 2017
– March 21, 2018
– June 21, 2018
– September 21, 2018
– December 12, 2018
– March 21, 2019

Long Term Projects:
– December 21, 2017
– June 21, 2018

Indigenous Organizations:
– September 21, 2018
2. Small-Scale Activities – anytime before the start date of your project

Contact Information

150 Elgin St
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V8
1-800 263-5588
613-566-4414