Access Support | Canada Council of the Arts

Value: Varies


Access Support funds individual applicants who are Deaf, have disabilities or who are living with mental illness, as well as Deaf and disability arts groups and organizations. Grants provide a contribution towards costs for specific services and supports required to complete a project funded through a Canada Council program.

Access Support responds to the financial disadvantages that many Deaf or disabled artists routinely experience in creating, producing and disseminating art.  Funds are available as a supplement to an awarded grant and provided to recipients who identify specific disability-related supports that are needed to carry out their proposed activities. The supplement may not cover all of these costs but may be a contribution towards these types of expenses. Access support must be linked directly to the project activities; it does not fund daily living expenses.


An individual applicant who:

o      Self-identifies as Deaf, living with a disability, or mental illness, and

o      Has been awarded a grant through any Canada Council program

A group or an organization that:

o      Identifies as a Deaf and disability arts group or organization through the portal and has been validated as such by Council staff, and

o      Has been awarded a grant through any Canada Council program

Eligible Expenses:

o      Sign language interpreters

o      Personal attendants

o      Support workers, guides, readers

o      Transcription services

o      Rental of accessible van or specialized equipment

Deadline: Ongoing

Contact: Access Support |


By | 2018-08-07T02:38:45+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Grants|0 Comments

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