Cultivate: Organizational Development Project Grants



15 September, 2016
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Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines (standard format) [PDF, 330.6 KB].

Accessible formats also available:
Accessible Guidelines [PDF, 207 KB] and Accessible Application Form [PDF, 388.1 KB] 

Applicants who cannot view the documents in PDF format can contact the Equity Office to receive documents in alternative formats. 

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Program Description

This program provides support to culturally diverse, Deaf and disability arts organizations to pursue strategic, time-limited organizational development projects.

It  is open to arts organizations working in any artistic discipline that demonstrate artistic merit, leadership and a high level of engagement with one or more of the designated communities. For the purposes of this program, “communities” may include artists, arts professionals, staff, audiences, partners, volunteers and the public.


15 September, 2016

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Grant Amount

The maximum grant amount that your organization can receive is $20,000.

Generally, the maximum amount is $15,000 but organizations may be awarded up to $20,000 to cover access costs or accommodate disability-related barriers.


Applicant Eligibility

You must be a Canadian professional arts organization that has received previous funding. For this program, the term “organization” includes publishing houses, artists’ collectives and music ensembles or groups.

You may use grant funds from this program to cover the direct costs of projects that strengthen or enhance specific areas of your organization, including:

  • general management and administration
  • human resource management
  • leadership, governance and board development
  • financial management
  • revenue generation and/or diversification
  • outreach, marketing and audience development
  • strategic planning
  • volunteer management
  • accessibility for people with disabilities
  • professional development of staff.

Further Information

 Vanessa Novack

Senior Administrative Assistant
Equity Office
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4102
TTY: 1‑866‑585‑5559