Arts Grant

2018 Budget:  $80,000

 

There are two granting streams:

1. ARTS GRANT 

Deadline: The Arts Grant has four annual intake deadlines:

  • Feb 1, 4pm
  • May 1, 4pm
  • Sep 1, 4pm
  • Nov 1, 4pm

Applications take up to two months to approve. Projects in progress will not be considered.

Maximum Application: $10,000

 

2. WORKSHOP AND MENTORSHIP GRANT

Deadline: Open applications until annual budget is exhausted.  Applications must be received no later than two weeks before the beginning of your project, unless otherwise specifically stated.

Maximum Application: $3000

 

Who Can Apply:

  • Individual artists and organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be residents of Haida Gwaii. Residents are defined as those who have lived on-island for at least the 12 consecutive months prior to applying

 

About:

This grant is intended to support the artists of Haida Gwaii in their quest for expression of their talents and includes education, exhibition, mentoring, collaborations, and creation of works including, but not limited to:

  • Performing arts (theatre, dance, music, etc.)
  • Two- and three-dimensional works (carving, painting, drawing, weaving, sculpture)
  • Motion picture production and photography
  • Fiction, nonfiction and poetry writing
  • Projects representing artistic representation of the diverse cultures of Haida Gwaii

Individual artists have been supported in education, exhibition opportunities, training in activities such as research (both on- and off-island), developing technique, exploring new media, professional development pertaining to art, or independent artistic creation that includes new work to be exhibited.

Collaborations encourage partnerships between communities and across cultures. Artists have been supported for collaborating with a group of artists or an arts organization for training, performance and public/community art. Arts organizations, schools, and communities may work with artists of their choosing to facilitate partnering

Gwaii Trust Arts Grants Application Requirements

Arts Grant Checklist

  • List specific constitutional goals of Gwaii Trust (Constitutional purposes) and how this project helps achieve them
  • Signed cost quotes for expenses. (Website quotes are acceptable)
  • Confirmation of other funding if applicable (bank statements or grant approvals for example)
  • Two letters of support from Haida Gwaii artist peers. If applicable, letters of support from the community that will accept the project
  • Artist’s CV (overview of your artistic professional history and achievements)
  • Samples of artist’s work, such as photographs, videos, recordings, writings, etc. Attach up to four of these directly to the application. If including links to websites, youtube clips etc, link must be direct
  • If applicable, history and documentation of artwork of mentor, apprentices, and/or workshop facilitator

Documentation

  • Recognition of Gwaii Trust support. This includes films, publication, and exhibition of completed work
  • Gwaii Trust may from time to time request your participation in Gwaii Trust promotional events and exhibitions
  • Documentation, including photographs of the process of creation of the project

Eligible expenses

  • Individual artists do not need to contribute financially to the projects (except workshops)
  • Organizations must contribute provide 50% equity toward the project
  • Individual applicants can apply for expenses, travel, courses, wage subsidy to mentor or apprentice, etc., but not for their studio time
  • Organization applicants can apply for payment to artists
  • Administration costs, where applicable, are maximum 10% of total budget, and are considered only if the administration expense is not a paid element of the person’s employment with the organization
  • Workshop facilitator costs are capped at up to $500.00 per teaching day; this includes preparation time
  • No funding for equipment purchase, organization operating costs, capital costs, or costs related to starting a business will be considered
  • Funding requests may be considered for materials and for equipment and/or space rental where specifically related to the project, as well as registration fees and travel costs related to workshops. Only in exceptional circumstances are living expenses funded
  • Meal cost reimbursement, while travelling and where applicable, will be limited to $30 per person per day

Workshops

  • The Workshop grant is open to applications year round
  • Workshop grants can fund travel to attend a workshop or bringing a facilitator to Haida Gwaii
  • Maximum funding of $3000 per individual or organization per year
  • Gwaii Trust will fund up to 90% of workshop costs
  • Applicants must use the online Arts Grant application
  • Applicant to include two letters of support from artistic peers, budget, artistic CV and samples of work
  • Outline of workshop must be provided, with a cost quotes
  • Standardized costs can be used for flights (return to Vancouver $700), meals ($30 per day) and hotels ($100) without providing quotess
  • Receipts are required for reimbursement of actual costs

Mentorships

  • Mentorship grants are open to applications year round
  • Maximum application $3000
  • Maximum of two applications per year
  • All requirements of the Arts Grant apply to the mentorship grants
  • Mentoring allows artists to receive training in an informal environment. Artists are encouraged to consider mentors on island, although it is recognized that it may be necessary for such training to occur off-island, or in exceptional circumstances to have mentors come to Haida Gwaii. This grant can fund one-on-one training or several trainees working with a mentor.
  • A mentor is a trusted friend, counsellor, or teacher experienced in inspiring apprentices to develop their creativity in the art being taught. Mentors provide this expertise to less experienced individuals to assist them in advancing their careers, enhancing their education, and building their networks through the instruction of the foundations and principles of the dedication required to further the level of achievement and creativity of the apprentice. Mentors cannot be a member of the trainee’s immediate family.
  • The mentor can raise the level of achievement and creativity of the apprentice by teaching the foundations of art creation and the dedication required to be successful
  • The applicant, whether it be apprentice or mentor, is required to provide a portfolio of both mentor and apprentice(s).
  • Mentoring allows artists to receive training in an informal environment. Artists are encouraged to consider mentors on island, although it is recognized that it may be necessary for such training to occur off-island, or in exceptional circumstances to have mentors come to Haida Gwaii. This grant can fund one-on-one training or several trainees working with a mentor.

Application Checklist - Click Here

 

For more information, contact:

​Dana Bellis, Project Officer

project.officer@gwaiitrust.com

Old Massett Office:  250 626 3654 / Toll Free: 1 800 663 2388

Skidegate Office: 250 559 8883 / Toll Free: 1 877 559 8883

 

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