1. Glossary
  2. new/early career artist

new/early career artist

An artist who:

  • is entering, or is in the early stages of, his or her professional career in one or more fields of practice recognized by the Canada Council
  • is at least 18 years old
  • does not have an approved applicant profile with the Canada Council
  • has not received a grant from the Canada Council before submitting this profile (Note: once your New/Early Career Artist profile has been validated, you can use it to apply for and receive more than one grant.)
  • has some training, experience or accomplishment in one or more fields of practice recognized by the Canada Council (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • is committed to the ongoing development of his or her skills and artistic practice

If you are later validated for another profile, you will no longer be able to use your New/Early Career Artist profile to apply for grants.