1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Creating, Knowing and Sharing
  4. Long-Term Projects

Long-Term Projects

Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

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The Long-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations. Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting more than 1 year, up to 3 years.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer to determine project eligibility before applying.


You may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help you with the application process if you are experiencing difficulty and self-identify as:

  • an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness
  • a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.

Activities - what you can apply for

Activities must be led by eligible First Nations, Inuit or Métis professional artists, cultural carriers or arts/cultural professionals. Activities may include participation of or collaboration with non-Indigenous artists.

You can apply for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities lasting more than 1 year, up to 3 years, including but not limited to:

  • Creating– research; creation; production; critical discourse (including research or writing); residencies; collaborations
  • Knowing– mentorships; artistic training; community-based initiatives to engage young people through artistic practices; language preservation through artistic practices; intergenerational transmission of artistic knowledge; preservation of traditional knowledge through artistic practice; development of administrative, artistic, cultural or organizational capacity; research; collaborations
  • Sharing– local, regional, national or international exhibitions; implementation of dissemination strategy and organizational objectives; publishing activities; gathering events involving artistic practices; collaborations; marketing and publicity; presentations, festivals and showcase events; networking events involving artistic practices; outreach activities

If your application is for touring existing work, you must apply to the Arts Across Canada: Circulation and Touring or Arts Abroad: Circulation and Touring components.

You can’t apply for activities that occur before the deadline date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council component or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Deadline and Grant Amount

Resources in English

At this time, the Canada Council for the Arts can only accept applications in English and French.

Guidelines and application form Budget Forms and Appendices

Resources in Inuktitut

Maanna, Kanatami Katimajiit Sanajausimajunut pigunnaqtut pigumajjutini Qallunaatitut ammalu Uiviititut kisiani.

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