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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