Grants to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts
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.
Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 172.7 KB].
The Grants to Culturally Diverse Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program assists culturally diverse curators at their chosen host organization to develop their curatorial practice. The purpose of this program is to expand the national pool of curatorial professionals who are of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern origin, and to advance knowledge in Canadian contemporary arts. The curatorial resident and the host organization must apply jointly.
Activities normally funded through this program will be eligible in the New Funding Model, starting April 1, 2017.
This program provides subsistence support to the curatorial resident to a maximum of $35,000.
General eligibility criteria
To apply to this program, you must 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.
You must be of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern origin. As well, you must also have had:
- educational training in the field of visual arts
- past experience such as curatorial internships or museum and gallery employment.
Incorporated, non-profit Canadian art museums, public galleries, and artists-run centres with a mandate to serve the public are eligible to apply with the applicant to this program.
Visual Arts Section
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