Update on Canada Council transition to New Funding Model

Update on Cana­da Coun­cil tran­si­tion to New Fund­ing Mod­el and upcom­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines for media arts orga­ni­za­tions cour­tesy of IMAA/AAMI

Most media arts orga­ni­za­tions that cur­rent­ly receive assis­tance from the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts through the pro­gram Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives will be moved to one of the two fol­low­ing new programs:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions (for most Pro­duc­tion-based orga­ni­za­tions and distributors)
Arts Across Cana­da – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters (for fes­ti­vals)

There will be no mul­ti-year appli­ca­tion due this fall. Instead, the Mul­ti-year cycle which began in 2014–15 will be extend­ed for a fourth year (2017–18). The 2017–18 instal­ment of Mul­ti-year fund­ing will be released upon approval of an inter­im report.

The next mul­ti-year appli­ca­tion will be in May or June 2017 (details below). In the mean­time, here are the upcom­ing dead­lines for media arts organizations:

Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives1 Novem­ber 2016
Project Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions, Groups and Col­lec­tives: 1 Novem­ber 2016
Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Equip­ment: 15 Novem­ber 2016

More infor­ma­tion will be pub­lished by Coun­cil in Decem­ber 2016, at which time you’ll also be able to cre­ate a pro­file on the Coun­cil’s new web portal.

The first appli­ca­tion dead­lines for the new mul­ti-year pro­grams will be:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions: 15 May 2017
Arts Across Cana­da – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters: 1 June 2017

Note that although these appli­ca­tions will be sub­mit­ted part-way through the 2017–18 fis­cal year and com­pe­ti­tion results won’t be known until Decem­ber 2017, they will cov­er a three-year cycle begin­ning with the 2017–18 fis­cal year. This means that in addi­tion to your core fund­ing for 2017–18 which you will receive accord­ing to the same lev­els as the last three years, there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a retroac­tive top-up to your 2017–18 core fund­ing, if the jury assess­ing your appli­ca­tion decides on an increase to your organization.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact your offi­cer at the Cana­da Coun­cil or go to: http://newfundingmodel.canadacouncil.ca/