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Federal Government Funding Details
3 mars 2021 | PARTAGER :        
On November 30, the federal government announced an additional investment of $181.5 million for arts and culture. Yesterday, Minister Steven Guilbeault unveiled the details.

Of this amount, $116.5 million will be dedicated to the Canada Council for the Arts through two programs:

The new Digital Now ($50.5 million), whose main objective is to enable arts groups, collectives and organizations to adapt existing works or create new ones in order to share them virtually with the public.  

Information sessions have been organized to answer the most common questions:

March 10th

  • English session: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

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  • French session: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

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March 18th

  • English session: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

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  • French session: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

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March 24th 

  • English session: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

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  • French session: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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Please note that all events have a maximum capacity of 250 each and will be opened on a first come first served basis. Additional sessions will be organized as needed. 

This initiative is open to Canadian artistic groups, collectives and organizations. 

Project submissions will be accepted via the Canada Council for the Arts portal starting March 2, 2021 until April 28, 2021.  

If you have not already done so, you must register in the portal before you apply. Please note that profile validation can take up to 15 business days.
  

Application deadlines: March 31 and April 18, 2021
 

 
The $66 million Explore and Create program, which supports research, creation and production, will receive additional funding for its Research and Creation and From Concept to Production components. The eligibility criteria remain the same.            

Application deadlines: April 8 and October 6, 2021
Canadian Heritage will also receive an additional $65 million for the planning and presentation of safe assemblies in the arts sector, with up to a maximum of $100,000 per eligible applicant and up to 100% of eligible expenses. There are two programs that specifically target the theatre sector:
The funding agreements for the CAPF and BCTAH programs will require recipients to use at least 50% of the funds to cover the salaries of artists, cultural workers and support staff. This approach is planned to mitigate risk and create jobs.

In addition, as outlined in last November's Economic Statement, the Government is extending funding of $25 million for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program and the Canada Music Fund for one more year.
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