Indigenous Arts


ArtsNL - ArtsSmarts

ArtsSmarts is available to schools and school boards in the provincial K-12 education system. This program is funded through the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education’s Cultural Connections Strategy, Equinor, and ArtsNL. In Newfoundland and Labrador, ArtsSmarts is administered by ArtsNL.


Saskatchewan Arts Board (SK Arts) - Artists in Communities - Residencies

Artists in Communities provides funding to organizations, professional artists, or arts professionals for projects and residencies.

Artists in Communities - Residencies supports community organizations to host a six- to twelve-month artist-in-residence project with a professional artist, working in any art form, that involves significant community engagement components. Participating artists take up residence in a community contribute to its cultural life and the community's continual engagement in the arts.


Manitoba Arts Council - Travel/Professional Development

The Travel/Professional Development program supports professional artists and arts/cultural professionals in all disciplines for activities related to the development of their practice or careers.

What you can apply for

  • Workshops
  • Specialized training
  • Mentorships
  • Public readings
  • Presentations


  • January 15
  • March 1
  • April 15
  • June 1
  • July 15
  • September 1
  • October 15
  • December 1

Toronto Arts Council - TAC Leaders Lab

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is seeking enterprising creative individuals to participate in the TAC Leaders Lab. This program has been created by TAC and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to enhance leadership capacity in Toronto’s arts and culture sectors. The program is designed for arts professionals who have demonstrated the potential to lead change in their organizations, communities or arts sectors. TAC Leaders Lab is, as its name suggests, an evolving program.


Ontario Arts Council - Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

The program supports the research, development and realization of community-engaged arts projects. Activities involve professional Ontario artists and community members working together to develop and design a creative experience. These experiences may include co-creation. Skill building is a core component of projects. There are three categories:


Ontario Arts Council - Artists in Residence (Education)

This is a partnership program, between school boards and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), that supports community-engaged artists to work alongside teachers to engage students in creative learning involving creative and critical processes. School boards partner with the OAC over a seven-year period to build capacity for implementing school board-wide arts projects.


Ontario Arts Council - Arts Organizations in Communities and Schools: Operating


This program supports the ongoing operations of Ontario-based, not-for-profit community-engaged arts organizations working in Ontario communities or schools.


The program’s priorities are to support organizations that:

  • generate and host high-quality, innovative work that cultivates a rich engagement between artists and participants or communities
  • implement strategies to reduce or eliminate barriers to public engagement in the arts
  • engage Ontario artists to work with communities and schools