Artist Resources

Supporting Indigenous Artists is a critical part of what we do here at Woodland Cultural Centre.

 

We exist to present, encourage, and promote contemporary Indigenous art to all members of society. Showcasing the unique voice of Indigenous artists with exhibits that teach, provoke, and impact.

 

Our Team is working on gathering resources, grants, and all information that could help Indigenous Artists on their Journey.

 

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Ontario Arts Council:

 

Indigenous Visual Artists’ Materials: Up to $1000

The 2020-2021 program is open from August 2020 until January 29, 2021.

The program supports Ontario-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional/customary Indigenous art forms to create artwork. Grants of $500 help cover the cost of buying art materials and supplies.This is a third-party recommender program. Artists apply to the Indigenous organizations designated as recommenders for the program. Recommenders assess applications and submit grant recommendations to OAC.

Woodland Cultural Centre is an approved Recommender for this grant. 

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Exhibition Assistance: Up to $2000

The 2020-2021 program is open from September 2020 until January 15, 2021

The program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their artwork in a confirmed public exhibition.

This is a third-party recommender program. Using Nova, OAC’s online grant application system, artists apply to the galleries and organizations designated as recommenders for the program. These recommenders assess applications and submit grant recommendations to OAC. See About Recommender Grants below for more information on the grant application process.

Woodland Cultural Centre is an approved Recommender for this grant. 

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Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse: Up to $30,000

The 2020-2021 Deadline is October 8, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

The program supports the development of the work of Ontario-based Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour, and the exhibition infrastructure in Ontario. It aims to increase the ability of Ontario public galleries, artist-run centres and other organizations to present projects by Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour in contexts determined by the participants.

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Dance Training Projects: Equity and Access: Up to $7000

The 2020-2021 Deadline is October 6, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

The program supports dance training derived from traditional, classical and/or contemporary dance of the African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian diasporas, Indigenous dance, and Deaf and disability dance practices.

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Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects: Up to $17,000

The 2020-2021 Deadline is March 4 and September 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

The program supports projects that bring together professional Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge.

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Indigenous Arts Projects: Up to $25,000

The 2020-2021 Deadline is March 4 and September 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

The program supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) artists to research, develop and create new work and engage with their communities, as well as opportunities for Indigenous organizations and communities to strengthen their relationships with the arts.

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Toronto Arts Council:

 

Toronto Arts Council Indigenous Arts Program: Up to $15,000

There is no single application deadline in 2020. You may submit an application anytime between January 2 and November 4, 2020. You will be notified with the application results approximately 3 to 4 months after the submission date.

Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Projects program is an annual multi-disciplinary project grant specifically for Indigenous artists, collectives and organizations. For the purpose of this program, “Indigenous” is defined as a Canadian Aboriginal person who self-defines as First Nations (Status or Non-status), Métis, or Inuit. TAC recognizes that in the diverse mosaic of Toronto, Indigenous people are the original inhabitants of the City, which has great historical and cultural significance as a place for ceremony, gathering, trade, and exchange.

The program is designed to increase participation in and access to Toronto Arts Council funding by Indigenous artists, while increasing the creation and presentation of high-quality Indigenous art in the City.

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Contact Info:

Tash Navaeu, Indigenous Arts Program Manager

tash@torontoartscouncil.org


ANDPVA:

 

45 Minute Watch Parties for Artists/ Elders/ Knowledge Keepers: $1000

The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA) is Canada’s oldest Indigenous arts service organization. Artists can apply to showcase their craft, skill, knowledge and experience on a Facebook live and receive $1000 compensation.

Click Here to Apply

 

Food Gift Card Support: $100

ANDPVA offers food gift cards to Indigenous artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Survivors who lost gigs due to COVID-19

Click Here to Apply