Canada Council for the Arts – Strategic Innovation Fund

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The Canada Council for the Arts has announced their new Strategic Innovation Fund

More than $200 million has been committed over the next five years to build a more resilient, sustainable, connected, inclusive and equitable arts sector. The goal is to support a range of artists and arts organizations, throughout their innovation journeys, to create meaningful change in the arts sector and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more about what kinds of projects are eligible, how to apply and more, visit the Innovation Grants page on the website. 

Who can apply, and when? 
The Strategic Innovation Fund has three main components—Seed, Cultivate and Grow—to suit applicants and projects of different stages and sizes. 

The Seed component offers grants of up to $25,000. It welcomes projects that propose smaller-scale innovation ideas and encourages you to experiment, plan and build capacity. To apply, you will need a validated Canada Council profile. If you don’t already have one, you can create your applicant profile on the granting portal.

They also welcome Expressions of Interest in the Grow component for existing projects that are ready to scale up. Please visit the Grow webpage for more information on this opportunity.

Coming soon
Applications to the Cultivate component will open shortly.

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall