Project Grants for Organizations in the Visual Arts
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.
15 April and 15 September
If either of these dates 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 financial support to Canadian non-profit visual arts organizations and collectives for projects that advance knowledge and promote public enjoyment of contemporary visual art.
Eligibility of Applicants
To apply to this program, your organization must be:
- an incorporated, non-profit Canadian visual arts or fine craft organization, museum, public art gallery, exhibition centre, artist-run centre, university art department, art college, fine craft college, service organization or professional association, with a mandate that includes the visual arts OR
- a professional artists’ collective or curatorial collective (for the definition of an eligible collective, see the Definitions section of these guidelines). Note that collectives must submit their application in the name of their collective or project, which must be able to receive a grant payable to that name.
Grants awarded through this program will be a maximum of 50 percent of the total cost of the proposed project. If you are successful, you may receive less than the full amount that you request.
Note that recent grants for project assistance have rarely exceeded $15,000 per grant.
Visual 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. 5109