1. Funding
  2. Grants
  3. Supporting Artistic Practice
  4. Professional Development for Arts Professionals

Professional Development for Arts Professionals

Supporting Artistic Practice

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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 Professional Development for Arts Professionals component of Supporting Artistic Practice supports the career growth of Canadian arts professionals by encouraging knowledge-sharing and participation in a wide range of development opportunities. Grants fund activities that contribute to the advancement of Canadian arts professionals.

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

Professional development activities or sharing expertise with other Canadian arts professionals, including but not limited to:

  • mentorships
  • internships
  • specialized training
  • taking or giving workshops
  • research
  • participation in conferences, seminars or other significant events

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.

Who can apply

Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • arts professionals (those who play non-artistic roles such as administrators, technicians, etc.)
  • cultural connectors

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