Grants to Media Arts Organizations: Multi-Year Operating
1 December 2013
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.
The Grants to Media Arts Organizations program offers grants to Canadian organizations that demonstrate a sustained commitment to research and development and the creation, presentation, dissemination, distribution or acquisition of independent Canadian media artworks. The purpose of this program is to strengthen organizations throughout Canada to ensure the conditions necessary for the vitality and advancement of independent media arts in Canada.
This program is accessible to Aboriginal arts organizations and arts organizations of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.
The Grants to Media Arts Organizations has three components:
- Emergency Fund
The grant of the Multi-Year component is offered on a multi-year basis for three consecutive years to support organizations in carrying out their planned activities. It may include an amount for the acquisition of equipment.
Applicants must meet the following General eligibility criteria and at least one of the Groups of eligibility criteria outlined in the guidelines to apply.
General eligibility criteria
have obtained a grant from one of the following programs in 2009 or 2010:
- Assistance to Media Arts Production Organizations: Annual Funding or Multi-Year Funding
- Assistance to Media Arts Distribution Organizations
- Grants for Media Arts Dissemination: Annual Assistance for Programming
- Annual Assistance to Media Arts Festivals, and/or
- Annual Assistance to Cinematheques
have obtained at least three grants from one of the following programs in the last five years (that is, in competitions between 1 November 2005 and 1 May 2010 inclusive):
- Media Arts Dissemination Project Grants
- Media Arts Commissioning
- Organizational Development in Media Arts: Grants for New Initiatives, New Models and Emerging Organizations, and/or
- Media Arts Project Grants: Development Project Grants
Amount for Multi-Year Operating
The amounts requested for in each of the three years of the cycle must be identical, except in the case of organizations whose activities consist exclusively in organizing biennial festivals. The latter may apply for a separate amount for each year of the cycle and can apply for a maximum of $7,500 for the years between festivals.
Amount for equipment acquisition
Maximum amounts (including the amount requested for the purchase of equipment in partnership):
- $40,000 for the first year
- $20,000 for the second year, and
- $20,000 for the third year.
Organizations applying to this program must submit financial and statistical information by using the CADAC Financial Form for Arts Organizations and the CADAC Statistical Form for Arts Organizations.
CADAC Financial Form Requirements
Organizations are required to submit financial information to CADAC on the current year (2010-11), for the next three request years (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) and for the two previous years (2008-09 and 2009-10).
CADAC Statistical Form Requirements
Organizations are also required to submit statistical information for the current year (2010-11), for the next three request years (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14), and for the two previous years (2008-09 and 2009-10).
Media Arts Section
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. 5251
TTY : 1-866-585-5559