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Canada Councils for the Arts – Strategic Innovation Fund

Value

Seed component - $25,000; Cultivate component - $250,000; Grow component - up to $1 million

Description

From 2021 to 2026, the Council will invest $200+ million in an innovative rebuilding of the arts sector. Our Strategic Innovation Fund will offer you access to grants, partnershipsoutreach events and resources. The aim is to build the capacity of artists, arts professionals, arts groups, collectives and organizations to try new ideas, share knowledge, find networks, create prototypes and scale up ambitious solutions.

The Fund reflects our commitment to propel meaningful change through grants and partnerships to rebuild a more resilient, sustainable, equitable, accessible, greener, healthier and connected arts sector and society.

Eligible Applicants

Seed component
Types of potential applicants to this initiative include:

  • artists and arts professionals
  • cultural connectors
  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts/cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups, collectives, and organizations

Cultivate component
Types of eligible applicants to this component include:

  • artists and arts professionals
  • cultural connectors
  • artistic groups and collectives
  • artistic organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts/cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups, collectives, and organizations

Grow component
Types of potential applicants to this component include:

  • artistic organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations

Eligible Expenses

  • Seed component
    grants of up to $25,000 to fund innovative ideas. Experiment, partner and build capacity!
  • Cultivate component
    up to $250,000 to implement, pilot and protype innovation projects that will strengthen the arts sector.
  • Grow component
    up to $1 million for a limited number of collaborative, game-changing initiatives with the potential for broad impact.

Deadline Date

  Seed component - Any time before the start date of your project; Cultivate component - 11 May 2022 ; 16 November 2022; Grow component - 13 April 2022

Contact

Contact Name: Canada Councils for the Arts – Strategic Innovation Fund

Phone Number: 1-800 263-5588 or 613 566-4414

Website: https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/strategic-funds/strategic-innovation-fund/innovation-grants%C2%A0

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