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Expanding Canadian Arts Practice

Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.

This program advances Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public.

Explore and Create supports the research, development, creation and production of work, as well as professional development for artists.

The Canada Council for the Arts expects this program to achieve the following outcomes:

  • artists develop their skills and enrich their knowledge
  • artists have the resources and opportunities to explore, take artistic risks, and advance their practice
  • artists create works in a variety of genres and forms
  • artists share work  in a manner consistent with their artistic vision and intentions
  • new artistic voices emerge

Program Components

Professional Development for Artists

Project grants to support career advancement activities for artists and artistic groups

Research and Creation

Project grants to support creative research, development and the creation of new works by artists, artistic groups or organizations

Concept to Realization

Project or composite grants to support activities that will result in completed works that are shown to the public

Artist-Driven Organizations

Core grants to support the activities of artist-controlled organizations for the creation, production and dissemination of work

June 5, apply on the portal

Register at least 30 days before you want to apply

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