Professional Development for Artists
Explore and Create
The Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create supports the career growth of Canadian artists and artistic groups by encouraging participation in a wide range of development opportunities. Grants fund activities that contribute to the professional advancement of Canadian artists working in all artistic disciplines.
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
Support for professional development activities and career advancement, including but not limited to:
- specialized training
You can’t apply for activities that occur before your project start date, those that receive funding from another Canada Council program or those on the general list of ineligible activities.
You can’t apply for residencies or self-directed projects that focus primarily on creation. Please see Research and Creation or Arts Abroad – Residencies for funding options.
Who can apply
Types of potential applicants to this component include:
- artists and curators
- artistic groups and collectives
Your eligibility to apply to this component is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.
Deadline and Grant Amount