Aboriginal Arts Funding: $5,000 to $30,000 Deadline May 15th

Arts Funding

Deadline: May 15th, 2013

Hi-dee-ho Funds Fans!  Here is another May deadline that was not included in the Deadline Alert for this month.  Both of these Aboriginal Arts funding programs have a deadline of May 15th.

Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange: National and International Project Grants are available to provide support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations.  The program encourages social and community environments that support the development of Aboriginal arts and artistic practices. It aims to foster unique artistic relationships and networks through inter-nation collaborative exchanges among Aboriginal artists, across all disciplines.Individuals travelling within Canada may request a maximum of $5,000.  If they are travelling to and from a destination outside Canada, they may request a maximum of $10,000. Individual applicants may also invite international indigenous artists to Canada.

Arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations travelling within Canada may request a maximum of $20,000.  If they are travelling to and from a destination outside Canada, these applicants may request a maximum of $30,000. Arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations may also apply for assistance to bring international Indigenous individuals or groups to Canada for their collaborative project.

An additional cost-of-living allowance (to a maximum of $2,000 per month, for the duration of the project) may also be requested by, or on behalf of, an established Aboriginal artist. This allowance is in addition to the maximum grant amount and must be included in the budget submission.

Also of note if the Elder and Youth Legacy Program through which Aboriginal arts organizations can help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.  Maximum grant: $20,000.  The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.  Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.  Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.

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