1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Explore and Create
  4. Concept to Realization

Concept to Realization

Explore and Create

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Apply on the portal

Create an account and submit one or more profile(s) for validation at least 30 days before you want to apply

The Concept to Realization component of Explore and Create supports the full creative cycle – from the initial idea through to presentation. Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations can apply to create projects intended for presentation. Grants provide support for artistic research, creation, project development, production and presentation.

Individuals who are Deaf or who have disabilities, including those living with mental illness, and require accommodation at any stage of the application process may be eligible for additional assistance.

Activities - what you can apply for

Support for creative research, project development, creation and production that result in:

  • public presentation
  • publication
  • exhibition
  • digital productions ready for dissemination
  • artist books and self-publishing practices (for visual arts publishers)

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artists
  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • visual arts publishers

Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

To be eligible for a composite grant, you must have received at least 2 Canada Council project grants in the last 5 years. This excludes grants from Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, Flying Squad, Visiting Foreign Artists, and travel programs.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants cannot apply to this component.

Deadline and Grant Amount

Your start date and eligible costs can date back to 1 April 2017.
Composite requests
23 May, 2017

Project requests

Up to

$100 000

Composite requests

Up to

$100 000

per year (to a maximum of $300 000 over 3 years)

Resources

Questions? Contact an officer