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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.

Deadline Dates: February 17 and September 15, 2016
Grant notification letters will be mailed out four months after the application deadline.

Program Guidelines and Application Form

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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