Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals
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.
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed information.
This program provides support and assistance to Canadian Aboriginal dance professionals (individuals) to pursue projects involving professional development, research, and apprenticeship or mentorship. Individual professionals can identify themselves as being in one of the following categories:
Professionals working in all dance world cultures and in a wide range of dance genres and specializations are eligible to apply for support (see Appendix A of the application form for a list of examples of specializations).
You are eligible to apply to this program if you are a Canadian Aboriginal dance professional (individual); Aboriginal peoples include First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
If you are a dance professional working with a dance company or organization, you may only apply to this program for support of a project that is not included in the ongoing activities of the company or organization. If you are an established dance professional working with a dance company or organization, you may only apply for support to take sabbatical leave from your professional responsibilities.
We recognize the dance profession involves many facets of activity that enhance the dance milieu. Creative, career, and professional activities are eligible in this program.
To apply to the Canada Council for the Arts, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
You must also meet the Canada Council’s definition of a professional artist, which is an artist who:
- has specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
- is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
- is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially
- has a history of public presentation.
- Professional Development and Research Projects: $20,000 maximum
- Apprenticeship or Mentorship Projects: $10,000 maximum
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