1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Explore and Create

The New and Early Career Artist profile can help you get your first grant from the Explore and Create program. Read about it here!

Expanding Canadian Arts Practice

Explore and Create funds Canadian artists, artistic groups and organizations committed to the creation and dissemination of innovative, vibrant and diverse art.

This program advances Canadian artistic practices by encouraging artists to investigate creative processes and take risks that lead to the development of unique works destined to connect with the public.

Explore and Create supports the research, development, creation and production of work, as well as professional development for artists.

The Canada Council for the Arts expects this program to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Canadian artists develop their skills and enrich their knowledge
  • Canadian artists share work in a manner consistent with their artistic vision and intentions
  • new artistic voices emerge

Program Components

Professional Development for Artists

Project grants to support career advancement activities for artists and artistic groups

Research and Creation

Project grants to support creative research, development and the creation of new works by artists, artistic groups or organizations

Concept to Realization

Project or composite grants to support activities that will result in completed works that are shown to the public

Artist-Driven Organizations

Core grants to support the activities of artist-controlled organizations for the creation, production and dissemination of work

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

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