1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Creating, Knowing and Sharing
  4. Small-Scale Activities

Small-Scale Activities

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

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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 Small-Scale Activities component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds activities that will advance your artistic career or practice. This may include acquiring materials for artistic production, engaging in career or artistic development activities or benefitting from specific expertise, advice or training from a professional artist or cultural carrier. This component is open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer 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

Your activities must be led by eligible First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists, cultural carriers or arts/cultural professionals.

You can apply to:

  • purchase/acquire materials for artistic production
  • pay honoraria to other professional artists or cultural carriers for specific expertise, advice, or training
  • engage in career or artistic development activities

You can’t apply for activities that occur before your project start date or for activities, materials or expenses that receive funding from any other Canada Council component or those on the general list of ineligible activities.

Who can apply

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

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