Indigenous Arts

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Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award

The Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA) is a biennial prize that supports the practice of an Inuk artist by facilitating opportunities for artistic development and career growth. Established in 2014 by generous members of the Inuit art community, this award honours the life and work of the late Kenojuak Ashevak, and her unparalleled contributions to the cultural life and arts of Inuit Nunangat and beyond by providing funding to artists to expand their careers and reach new audiences.

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Canada Council for the Arts: Short-Term Projects - Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

The Short-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional and aspiring artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations. Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting up to 12 months.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer before applying.

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The Small-Scale Activities component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds activities

The Small-Scale Activities component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds activities that will advance your artistic career or practice. This may include acquiring materials for artistic production, engaging in career or artistic development activities or benefitting from specific expertise, advice or training from a professional artist or cultural carrier. This component is open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines.

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Traditional Indigenous language art posters "Wash your hands"

The Art for Aid Project, in response to the Covid 19 calls to action, has created over 25 Indigenous language posters that support hand washing. The posters are a free downloadable resource from our website: https://www.artforaid.ca/indigenous-language-posters

If your traditional language is not represented here, please connect with us and we will create one for you.

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management - Canada Council for the Arts

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes.

  • The Professional Development and Renewal Award is granted to an outstanding arts manager wishing to take part in a recognized program, seminar or workshop.
  • The Mentorship Award goes to an arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills under the supervision of a mentor in his or her field.
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Creative Manitoba Professional Mentorship Program (for ages 19-29)

The Professional Mentorship Program runs October 18, 2024 – May 8, 2025.
Open to mentees age 19-29, and professional mentors of any age, who reside in Winnipeg. Mentees approach a professional mentor of their choosing to pair with and they apply together. If you are a mentee who does not have a chosen mentor set up, email the program director by July 15 at mentor@creativemanitoba.ca for assistance to connect you to possible mentors to apply with.

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ArtStarts Creative Spark Vancouver

ArtStarts in Schools is a charitable organization that expands the role of art in education to activate learning and nurture creativity in British Columbia's young people.

Small projects can make a big impact. Emerging artists across all artistic and cultural disciplines living in the City of Vancouver who have an interest in building their careers and working with young people in an arts or culture-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Vancouver.

If you relate to the statements below, then this grant is for you:

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MASC Online Programming

MASC is embarking on a new journey and is pleased to present its new Online Program offered to schools, senior’s venues and communities. Now, more than ever we need access to cultural and artistic experiences to enrich our lives in meaningful ways and incite creativity, while preserving both, health and social distancing. Our new reality demands the adaption and integration of new technologies in the cultural and educational sector, and MASC is excited to contribute to the development of this new field.  

City of Toronto Indigenous Arts & Culture Partnerships Fund

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

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