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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Canada Council for the Arts:


Creating Knowing and Sharing: Up to $300,000

This program supports Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations that foster a vital and resilient Indigenous arts ecosystem.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups and organizations may apply to Creating, Knowing and Sharing (or to the other 5 Canada Council programs) for funding for artistic and cultural activities. Canada Council stands by Indigenous artists through a variety of programs and initiatives, such as {Re}conciliation. This program functions using a self-determined, Indigenous-centred approach. This means that it will be guided by Indigenous values and worldviews, administered by staff of First Nations, Inuit and Métis heritage, and assessed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals.

Collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, that are led by Indigenous artists/organizations are encouraged and facilitated in Creating, Knowing and Sharing.

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Ontario Arts Council


We periodically update this page with resources as we are made aware of them. Please check in again soon or visit the Ontario Arts Council website to explore any opportunities!



Toronto Arts Council:


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

There is no single application deadline in 2021. You may submit applications on an ongoing basis until November 1, 2022. 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:

Catherine Tammaro, Indigenous Arts Program Manager



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


Women’s Art Association of Canada:

Call for applications to the Artists in Residence Program 2022 – 2023

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) welcomes Indigenous women visual artists to apply in writing to the 2022–23 WAAC Artist-in-Residence Program. This is a 12-month studio residency from October 2022 through September 2023. Applications are due by April 30, 2022. The WAAC is located in the centre of Toronto, on Prince Arthur Avenue and close to public transport.

The successful applicant is provided an individual studio space for 12 months free of charge, a $500 stipend for art supplies, and full WAAC membership privileges during their residency. The successful candidate will be part of a community of 13 studio artists working in 11 studios. The artist will have the opportunity for a solo show in the Dignam Gallery and promotion of their artwork. The position will be profiled through local media, which will increase the artist’s exposure to the arts community and the public.

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