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Call for Proposals for Creating, Knowing and Sharing - The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples (Canada)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 15, 2022
The Canada Council for the Arts logo
The Canada Council for the Arts logo

The Canada Council for the Arts has launched a call for proposals for the Short-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional and aspiring artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations.

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

You may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help you with the application process if you are experiencing difficulty and self-identify as:
a) an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness;
b) a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

Utilize This Offer

Eligibility Criteria
Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Métis:
1. professional artists;
2. aspiring artists working under the mentorship of a professional artist;
3. arts / cultural professionals;
4. cultural carriers;
5. groups;
6. for-profit organizations that have been in operation for at least 2 years;
7. not-for-profit organizations.

Your eligibility to apply is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting up to 12 months.

Grant range up to $100 000.

Next deadlines:
a) for Short-term projects
> 17 March 2021
> 16 June 2021
> 22 September 2021
> 8 December 2021
> 16 March 2022
b) for Long-Term Projects
> 16 June 2021
c) for other grant components: please verify in their website.

The portal closes to submissions at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the deadline.

For more information, please visit

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Jan 25
Jan 25

Thank you for sharing that info dear Sis.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 26
Jan 26


Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 26
Jan 26

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website.

Jill Langhus
Jan 27
Jan 27

Thanks, Ana.

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 27
Jan 27

Thank you for this. I will forward it to Indigenous women across Canada in case they have not seen it.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 27
Jan 27

Great! Many thanks.