Canada Council for the Arts – Digital Initiatives

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The Canada Council has launched two new digital initiatives to help foster the development of innovative business models and to support the ongoing digital transformation of the sector :

  • Digital Generator will help Canadian arts groups, collectives, and organizations to build digital capacity, and transform their business models and operations.
     
  • Digital Greenhouse will help artists, arts groups and arts organizations develop projects that make use of digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges.

Deadlines:
Applications are open on the portal and will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you haven’t already created an applicant profile, you will want to get started now. It can take up to 15 business days to have your profile validated and, once validated, you will need time to prepare your application. You cannot submit your application before your profile is validated.

More information:
Information about eligibility, grant amounts, expenses, activities, and the assessment process are available online, in the application guidelines, and on the portal.

NOTE: For most Canada Council grants you will not apply in your capacity as a University researcher but as an “artist or arts professional” – Grants are taxable in most cases.  

Questions?
Attend an “Ask Me Anything” session with Program Officers. This is your opportunity to better understand what you can apply for, how your application will be assessed and how best to prepare. RSVP today for a Digital Greenhouse and/or Digital Generator session!  Sessions will be offered in English, French, ASL and LSQ. 

Email digitalgenerator@canadacouncil.ca and/or digitalgreenhouse@canadacouncil.ca

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall