Type of Program:
The Mi’kmaq Arts Program supports the development and continuation of Mi’kmaq art forms in the territory of Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia).
There are three types of grants, depending on the assisted activities:
- 1Creation Grants assist with projects that involve the creation of new work of art in any form including cross-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary work.
- 2Presentation Grants assist with projects that involve public presentation of artistic work(s).
- 3Professional Development Grants assist with projects that involve activities intended to strengthen artistic or administrative capacity through formal study programs, mentorship, workshops, apprenticeship, conference and other professional development activity.
In addition, applicants can be awarded in the same 12-month period as a Creation, Presentation or Professional Development grant a Visual Arts Materials Grants which assists artists working in the visual arts, crafts or traditional/customary art forms to create artwork.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Creation Grants ranges from $500 to $15,000.
Funding for Presentation Grants ranges from $500 to $12,000.
Funding for Professional Development Grants ranges from $500 to $12,000.
Artists can receive only one Mi'kmaq Arts Program in a 12-month period.
In addition, applicants can be awarded in the same 12-month period as a Creation, Presentation or Professional Development grant a Visual Arts Materials Grants of up to $750.
When It Ends:
It is important to be recognized as an artist in the Mi’kmaq community as Peer Assessment Committees consider community connections.
send the application by hand, courier or by email or regular mail and applications must be either received in the Arts Nova Scotia office by 4:30 PM on the deadline date or be postmarked no later than the deadline date,
print out and sent together with the application form all documents including text (e.g. project description, CV, letters of support). It should be printed single-sided with no staples, binders, plastic sleeves, paperclips, or bound in folders.
contact the program officer with enough notice prior to a deadline to ask any questions about the application process.
Applicants must submit:
Letters of intent from any person or organization involved in the project, and/or letters of support from professional, practicing artists in the relevant discipline(s) might be necessary. Applicants must contact the program officer when in doubt about these documents.
Other Things to Note:
Applicants who apply to this program are also eligible to apply for funding to other Arts Nova Scotia programs.