Capacity Building Program: The Flying Eagle
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
The Capacity Building Program provides strategic support to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives and organizations. This support is intended to assist the development of administration, financial management and governance structures. The program also provides opportunities for organizational development and professional development.
The Capacity Building Program is composed of the following three components.
- The Flying Eagle
- Annual Project Funding
- Multi-year Project Funding
The Flying Eagle component provides flexible short-term grants (up to 6 months) to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives, organizations, independent arts administrators and artistic mediators. Grants may be used for organizational development and professional development.
Proposed activities must advance effective organizational governance and management. They can also aim at professional development in the field of arts administration. Projects must demonstrate clear potential impact for the applicant organizations and/or individual.
If one of these dates falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
You may apply for a maximum of $4,000. You may not be awarded the full amount that you request.
Generally, this program pays a maximum of $400 each day toward the fees of professional management consultants and/or advisors.
Aboriginal arts groups, collectives, organizations, independent arts administrators and artistic mediators are eligible to apply. Independent arts administrators and artistic mediators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
To be eligible to apply to this component, applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to the creation, public presentation and appreciation of Aboriginal arts practices.
Applicants may receive only one Flying Eagle grant in the same Canada Council fiscal year (1 April to 31 March).
- First Nations Band or Tribal Councils or groups directly linked to Band or Tribal Councils.
- Educational Institutions (schools, universities).
Proposed activities must advance organizational development or professional development. Some examples of eligible activities are:
- organizational assessments
- development of three-year capacity building plans
- participation in conferences or workshops
- professional development, including internships and mentorships
- hiring coaches, consultants and advisors.
The grant period is a maximum of six months.
You may not apply to this program for support of the same activities that appear in any other current request to the Canada Council or that have already been funded by the Canada Council.
Aboriginal Arts Office
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4178