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CCA - Creating, Knowing and Sharing: Short Term Projects

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

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:

  • an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness
  • a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

Activities - what you can apply for

Activities must be led by eligible First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists, cultural carriers or arts/cultural professionals. Activities may include participation of or collaboration with non-Indigenous artists.

You can apply for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities lasting up to 12 months, including but not limited to:

  • Creating– research; creation; production; critical discourse (including research or writing); residencies; collaborations
  • Knowing– mentorships; artistic training; community-based initiatives to engage young people through artistic practices; language preservation through artistic practices; intergenerational transmission of artistic knowledge; preservation of traditional knowledge through artistic practice; development of administrative, artistic, cultural or organizational capacity; research; collaborations
  • Sharing– local, regional, national or international exhibitions; implementation of dissemination strategy and organizational objectives; publishing activities; gathering events involving artistic practices; collaborations; marketing and publicity; presentations, festivals and showcase events; networking events involving artistic practices; outreach activities

If your application is for touring existing work, you must apply to the Arts Across Canada: Circulation and Touring or Arts Abroad: Circulation and Touring components.

You can’t apply for activities that occur before the deadline date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program component or those on the general list of ineligible activities

Who can apply

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

Organizations presently receiving core grants can apply to the Short-Term Project component for exceptional, non-recurring projects that fall outside of the type or scope of activities usually undertaken by the organization. You must have prior written approval from a Program Officer to apply.

For information on how to apply, visit the Canada Council for the Arts webpage

Agency Name: 
Canada Council for the Arts
Contact Name: 
Emma Dering
Grant Amount: 
$100,000
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Grant Type: 
Research
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Fine Arts
Humanities
Grant Eligibility: 
Faculty
Students
Postdoc
Other