Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
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Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed information
The Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance program aims to respond to the natural creative cycles of dance professionals and to bring high quality dance works to audiences.
The program has two components:
- Short-Term Production Grants provide support for one project that will be fully developed and presented to a paying audience within eighteen months of the start date of the project.
- Long-Term Production Grants provide support for one major project, which is defined as a full program of work or works that require between two and four years from the start date of the project to be fully developed and presented to a paying audience.
Artists and Community Collaboration Program (ACCP)
Applicants may find that their project falls within the objectives of the Artists and Community Collaboration Program (ACCP). The ACCP is now a permanent funded program of the Canada Council for the Arts. ACCP funding is delivered through this participating program and is intended to support diverse artistic activities that bring together professional artists and the broader community and that give the arts a stronger presence in everyday life. The ACCP provides an opportunity for communities to express themselves through creative working relationships with leading professional artists. The fund offers financial support to collaborations in an arts process that actively involves the work of professional artists and non-arts community members in creative and collaborative relationships, including projects that involve youth and elders.
This program is open to Canadian Aboriginal dance professionals (individuals), and Aboriginal-controlled dance companies and collectives.
An individual applicant - whether an independent dance professional or a collective’s or organization’s representative - must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. A dance company must be an incorporated Canadian non-profit organization. Canadian citizens living abroad are eligible to apply.
The core members of the collective or company must be Aboriginal dance professionals; they may not be studying with a dance school.
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a dance academy, school, college or university are not eligible to apply.
Graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels are eligible to apply providing they can demonstrate they have sufficient time to carry out the proposed project. They must have maintained an active professional dance career for at least one year in addition to their advanced studies while in academic settings or as part of specialized training programs. The Canada Council considers advanced studies to be those beyond a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
Eligibility for Short-Term Production Grants
These grants are available to emerging, mid-career or established artists, and to companies, collectives and organizations.
An individual applicant must meet the minimum requirements for a dancer or a choreographer, as defined in the program guidelines. Choreographers representing companies, collectives or organizations must meet the requirements for choreographers, as defined in the program guidelines.
Eligibility for Long-Term Production Grants
These grants are available to mid-career or established artists, and to companies, collectives and organizations.
Applicants to this component must meet both of the following eligibility requirements. They must have:
- received, in the past five years, a minimum of two grants from one or more of the following programs: Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals, Grants to Dance Professionals, Aboriginal Peoples Production Project Grants in Dance, Production Project Grants in Dance, Dance Touring Grants, International Co-production Program for Dance, Annual Support for Aboriginal Peoples Dance Companies, Organizations and Collectives or Creation/Production in Dance
- produced, in the past five years, a minimum of two full-length public programs (for paying audiences) that involved professional, paid artists.
Short-Term Production Grants and Short-Term ACCP Grants: A maximum of $30,000 is available.
Long-Term Production Grants and Long-Term ACCP Grants: A maximum total amount of $100,000 is available over a two-, three- or four-year period.
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P. O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
Telephone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5501