Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
The Travel component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts/cultural professionals (including artists’ representatives), cultural carriers, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines. Grants support travel costs to attend significant events within Canada or abroad that advance your professional development, enable you or the artists you represent to access new markets or build national and international presence.
First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer before applying.
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.
To calculate the amount you can request for travel costs, see the fixed travel rates.
Activities - what you can apply for
Your activities must be led by eligible First Nations, Inuit or Métis professional artists, cultural carriers or arts/cultural professionals.
Travel must be at least 100 kilometres from your place of departure, and by invitation. You can apply for single or several destinations within 1 trip (if you are representing or promoting artists, you can request multiple trips) to:
- share artistic works or cultural knowledge
- participate in significant artistic or cultural events, including pow-wows
- undertake research activities
- build professional and artistic networks
- engage in professional development opportunities
- develop regional, national or international markets
If your application is for touring existing work, you must instead 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 your departure date or for activities that receive funding from another Creating, Knowing and Sharing component or Canada Council program. You also can’t apply for activities on the general list of ineligible activities.
Who can apply
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis aspiring artists working under the mentorship of a professional artist
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts/cultural professionals
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural carriers
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis for-profit organizations that have been in operation for at least 2 years
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis not-for-profit organizations not currently receiving core (operating) funding
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. However, if you work within an organization that receives core (operating) funding, you can apply for projects not related to your organization’s activities by creating your own profile in the portal.
Deadline and Grant Amount
In addition, a Remote Community Allowance may be available.