Building a connected and supportive art sector
Supporting Artistic Practice encourages a dynamic support system for the arts in Canada by funding Canadian arts professionals, groups, and arts organizations who champion the Canadian arts sector, boost the capacity for artists to realize work and advance the conditions of creation.
Supporting Artistic Practice contributes to the growing network of resources available to strengthen the arts and inspires sector innovation by supporting collaboration, targeted initiatives and career development opportunities for Canadian arts professionals.
The Canada Council for the Arts expects this program to achieve the following outcomes:
- artistic practice is supported through a sustained and interconnected arts ecosystem
- artists and arts professionals benefit from activities that advance learning and strengthen networks
- arts organizations and specialists assist artists in developing and producing work, as well as reaching a public
Professional Development for Arts Professionals
Project grants to support career advancement activities for arts professionals
Sector Innovation and Development
Project or composite grants to support activities that strengthen the arts sector
Literary Publishing Projects
Project grants to support the activities of Canadian literary magazine or book publishers
Core grants to support the activities of Canadian literary magazine or book publishers
Core grants to support the targeted services and activities of specialized arts and service organizations
National Arts Service Organizations
Core grants to support the services and activities of Canadian national arts service organizations
The Canada Council is committed to equity and inclusion, and encourages applications from culturally diverse, Deaf, disability and official language minority artists, groups and organizations. The Canada Council recognizes and affirms the Indigenous and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of this land and encourages applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups, and organizations in all its programs. Measures are in place in all programs to support these commitments.
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