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Canada: Community Arts Infrastructure Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 14, 2021
First Peoples’ Cultural Council logo
First Peoples’ Cultural Council logo

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is pleased to announce the Community Arts Infrastructure Program to support Indigenous arts organizations and unincorporated arts collectives to develop Indigenous workspaces and workshops in order to share artistic skills and knowledge.

The Community Arts Infrastructure Program aims to:
a) increase accessibility for artists to practice art in their community;
b) facilitate new groups and collectives coming together;
c) increase the capacity for arts organizations and collectives to serve their communities;
d) increase training and participation of artists;
e) support the transfer of artistic knowledge and skills between generations.

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Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established unincorporated Indigenous arts collectives.

For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person with Indigenous descent or heritage, and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditional or contemporary art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required.

The applicant must:
1. Have an artistic mandate that demonstrates a commitment to artistic practice and artistic excellence as well;
2. Demonstrate the support, participation, and direction of recognized Indigenous artists, cultural or community leaders;
3. Present a realistic and balanced project budget, which clearly demonstrates financial need, and identifies other sources of revenue required to complete the project (if applicable);
4. Indicate an achievable project timeline that works for the artist / mentor(s) involved.

The program supports activities including workshops, training, knowledge sharing, workshop materials and minor building renovations and improvements.

Grants for Community Arts Infrastructure projects are available up to CAD$20,000.

Application Deadline: 2021/04/15.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 21
Mar 21

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Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thanks, Ana.