1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Guide
  4. Apply to Programs
  5. General List of Ineligible Activities

General List of Ineligible Activities

In addition to the criteria set out in the applicant profiles, the following activities are not eligible for grants from the Canada Council:

  • activities proposed by someone under 18 years old
  • activities that are illegal according to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • artistic activities that are led by non-professionals
  • activities that are carried out to satisfy the course requirements of an educational institution (for non-course activities related to graduate studies, please contact a program officer).
  • activities that directly support the delivery of an educational program or course
  • activities that are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • self-publishing or vanity publishing of literary works
  • activities carried out by organizations that have not paid, or do not pay, fees or royalties to artists according the standards of the arts practice or sector
  • Fundraising activities
  • Capital expenditures, unless explicitly eligible
  • Contests and competitions (including prizes and awards)
  • Contributions to endowment funds