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Aboriginal Artists in Communities

Aboriginal Artists in Communities
January 01, 2007 - January 01, 2007

Program for: All

Purpose: The Aboriginal Artists in Communities program supports projects that bring together professional Aboriginal artist(s) to work with individuals or groups of people from a community, to create, experience or present artistic work. Community can be defined by geography (city, town, First Nation), or by a group of people who have a common interest, bond or experience. The program supports projects from all artistic disciplines.

The definition of Aboriginal includes Métis, Inuit, Status and Non-Status peoples.

Eligibility: The emphasis in the program is on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and support the transmission of artistic skills and knowledge.

Eligible Applicants: Aboriginal artists, Elders, ad hoc groups, collectives, not-for-profit organizations, non-arts organizations and First Nations schools. 

Projects for the Aboriginal Artists in Communities program fall into three categories:

Community Arts Projects: This category supports participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts. Activities can include artistic creation, presentations, exhibitions and/or performances.

Aboriginal Languages through the Arts: This category supports artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Aboriginal languages through the arts.

Training for Community Artists and Animators: This category supports the costs for artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice.

2017 Deadline: TBA
Grant notification will be available four months after the application deadline. 

Program Guidelines and Application Form

NOTE:  The following guidelines and application are for information only. Applications will be available two months ahead of each deadline and must be completed in the form made available at that time.

Final Report Form

For more information  

  • Kateri Gauthier, Program Administrator, 416-969-7424, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7424,   

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