Grants to Art Museums and Public Galleries for 2013-2016
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.
1 November 2012
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 offers financial assistance to art museums and public art galleries for activities that advance knowledge and enjoyment of contemporary visual art. For this program, visual art includes architecture, fine craft and photography.
Art museums and public art galleries are a fundamental link between artworks and Canadian audiences. They are recognized as institutions that collect, preserve, present and interpret works of art from the past and the present. In doing so, these institutions give shape to the meaning and value of works in the visual arts, locating these works within a critical and historical context.
This program is open to incorporated, non-profit Canadian art museums and public galleries with a mandate to serve the public. Institutions may be collecting or non-collecting, and/or attached to a larger administrative entity such as a university, a public library or a cultural centre. University art galleries must serve a public function in the non-academic community.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Have a history of at least three years of ongoing programming in contemporary visual art.
- Employ professional staff, including a full-time director and full- or part-time curators responsible for contemporary programming. (A full-time director may also serve as the institution's curator.)
- Maintain a permanent, dedicated gallery facility that is open to the general public on a regular and ongoing basis.
- Pay professional fees to artists, such as those established by CARFAC (www.carfac.ca) or RAAV (www.raav.org).
- Show evidence of support from other sources (public and/or private).
- Applicants that currently do not receive support through this program must have been awarded, in the last three years, at least two project grants from the Canada Council for the Arts towards contemporary art activities.
Grants awarded through this program start at $20,000, with no upper restriction on amount requested. Grants will not exceed 25 percent of an institution's total annual revenue.
Visual Arts Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, and enter the appropriate extension number
Applicants east of the Manitoba/Ontario border (except those in Toronto) should contact José Niaison, at ext. 5269
Applicants west of the Ontario/Manitoba border and those in Toronto should contact Michel Gaboury, at ext. 5265