In December, the Canada Council published their newly redesigned funding model, with which they hope:
...to more strategically support the creation and wide dissemination of excellent Canadian artworks, to more directly and efficiently support Canadian artists, and to more flexibly and effectively support the development of a diversity of high performing arts organizations.
A year ago, the council announced its plan to move away from its pre-existing model, one which was based around artistic discipline, and streamline its funding structure with a goal to more effectively serve grantees and the arts community. The new model is composed of six new programs:
- Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
- Explore and Create
- Engage and Sustain
- Supporting Artistic Practice
- Arts Across Canada
- Arts Abroad
You can access information about the six new programs, their objectives, candidate and entrance activity requirements, the maximum grant allowance, application deadlines and assessment criteria here: newfundingmodel.canadacouncil.ca and you can email the Canada Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 613-566-4414, ext. 5060 if you have questions.