Aboriginal Media Arts Program

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Grant Amount

$3,000 - $60,000

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Eligibility

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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.

Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 886.8 KB].

Program Description

This program offers grants to Aboriginal media artists to help them:

  • develop their careers
  • produce independent media artworks.

This program reduces the historical barriers to media arts production by Aboriginal artists and encourages the use of media arts as a tool for artistic expression.

Aboriginal peoples include First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada.

Deadline(s)

Grant Amount

Emerging artists

Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $20,000, increments of $1,000.

Mid-Career artists

Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $60,000, increments of $1,000. If your application involves only research and/or scriptwriting activities, the maximum grant amount is $20,000.

Established artists

Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $60,000, increments of $1,000. If your application involves only research and/or scriptwriting activities, the maximum grant amount is $20,000.

Eligibility

  • You must be an Aboriginal person of Canada (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
  • Individuals or groups of up to three artists working collaboratively on a project may apply.
  • If you are a graduate student, you are eligible to apply only if you meet the Canada Council’s definition of a professional artist, and the proposed production is not related to your program of study. A letter from your program director is required to verify this information, and it must be included with the application.
  • You may apply for funding to take training courses in media arts (but not to get a degree).
  • You must maintain complete creative and editorial control over the project you are proposing. Other funding sources must not compromise your creative and editorial control.
  • You must be the director of the production. Producers may not apply.

Further Information

Ian Reid
Program Officer
Media Arts Section

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5203

TTY 1-866-585-5559