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Manitoba Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Grants


Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Training & Development Grant

Two competitions per year, deadlines: June 30th and November 30th


Program:
The program aims to promote excellence in Aboriginal arts in Manitoba by providing financial assistance to individual artists so they can reach their next level of artistic and career development. These could include skills development, apprenticeships, professional training, or mentorships that share artistic and cultural skills and knowledge.

Details:

  • Maximum award is $5,000 per person
  • Only one Mentorship Training and Development Grant may be received in any given fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st)
  • There are two competitions each year, with deadlines of June 30th and November 30th

Applicants must be professional Aboriginal artists who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • have lived in Manitoba for at least one year immediately prior to submitting an applciation;
  • have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal school, college or university);
  • view the practice of their art as a career and are recognized as professionals in their art form by their peers;
  • have completed at least one full year of professional activity. (Students are ineligible)


Aboriginal Arts Creative Development Grant


Two competitions per year, deadlines: June 30th and November 30th

Program:
The Aboriginal Arts Creative Development Projects initiative is designed to enable Aboriginal artists in all arts disciplines, including dance/music, drumming, singing, carving, painting, storytelling, new media, writing, theatre or crafts, to create or produce new works over a six-month period.

Details:

  • Maximum award is $7,500 per person
  • Only one Creative Development grant may be received in any given fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st)
  • There are two competitions each year, with deadlines of June 30th and November 30th

Applicants must be professional Aboriginal artists who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • have lived in Manitoba for at least one year immediately prior to submitting an applciation;
  • have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal school, college or university);
  • view the practice of their art as a career and are recognized as professionals in their art form by their peers;
  • have completed at least one full year of professional activity. (Students are ineligible)
  • are able to devote sufficient time over a six-month period to complete the project for which theya re requesting assistance.

For more information on either of these opportunities, please go to http://artscouncil.mb.ca/apply-for-a-grant/grant-search/

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New Relationship Trust BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative 2011

The New Relationship Trust and the First Nation communities realize the importance of our youth. Accordingly, the NRT Board of Directors identified youth as a strategic priority. Our youth provide the key to a healthy and vital future. The ongoing support and participation of this group is essential to strong, healthy nations.

The New Relationship Trust allocated $250,000 for 2011 to assist British Columbia First Nation youth in their communities.

Who Can Apply?
The BC First Nations Youth Grant Initiative is available to all First Nation youth groups at the community level.

Initiative Objectives:
The purpose of this initiative is to provide incentive for First Nation youth groups to implement projects that promote capacity development.

For the purpose of this initiative, capacity building is defined as enhancing knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in such areas as:

  • Leadership;
  • Team building;
  • Mentorship;
  • Language & Culture

Examples of Ineligible Expenses or Projects:
1. Projects currently funded under another NRT initiative
2. Projects that have occurred prior to approval of application
3. Tuition, fees and school related costs
4. Administration costs
5. Honorariums

Maximum Initiative Contributions:
The maximum amount available is $2,500 per First Nation/community.

Deadline Date:
Applications containing all required completed documents must be received at the New Relationship Trust office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday May 31, 2011. No exceptions.

Applications and proposals can be delivered by mail, fax, emailed or dropped off in person.

Applications mailed to:
New Relationship Trust – BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative
1008-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

Faxed to: 604-925-3348

or E-mailed to: ARose@nrtf.ca

Only one application will be accepted per youth group/community.

Application Checklist (Please submit all documentation in application):

  • Completed Application Form
  • Short Description (attached/typed) how funding will build capacity, leadership and/or mentorship for British Columbia First Nation youth at the community level. Description should be no more than 2 pages.
  • Budget breakdown of all expenses
  • Provide description of project, information about BC First Nation youth group and how the project will benefit BC First Nations communities
  • Letter of support from the local BC First Nation government

For more information and the application package please go to http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-groups-organizations/yout...

Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Project Development Grants

Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Project Development Grants

The Roots & Shoots team has witnessed the dedication and teamwork of groups who give back to their communities and has recently decided to assist groups in their achieving their objectives.

Roots & Shoots is pleased to announce that we will be offering small grants of up to $2000 for projects to be developed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups/communities who are part of the Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Program.

Made possible with the generous support of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, grants will be provided to groups who demonstrate an existing commitment to Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth and express a clear plan for executing community action projects.

Criteria for consideration:

  • You are an existing Roots & Shoots member (If you are not a member please visit http://www.rootsandshoots.ca/ to join). Please note: applications will not be considered unless you are a member group.
  • You belong to a First Nations, Inuit or Métis group or organization (grants will not be provided to individuals).
  • Your projects will have a positive impact on a community issue related to people, animals or the environment. Preference will be given to projects that address more than one area of interest.
  • You have submitted a fully completed application form

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Deadline for submission:
Wednesday, March 23rd by 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Reporting:
All grant recipients will be expected to submit a final report within 6 months and 10% of the grant will be withheld until the final report is received.

For more information and a copy of the application form, please contact the Aboriginal Project Coordinator, Tanya Muthusamipillai at: aboriginal@janegoodall.ca.

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Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) now accepting applications for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY)

Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) is now accepting applications for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY) for specific projects for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The CCAY supports culturally-focused, community-based, youth-led activities that connect Aboriginal youth aged 10-24 with their culture, build self-confidence and self-esteem, motivate them to make positive life choices, and to participate in Canadian society.

APPLICATION

Applications to the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth must be postmarked no later than Monday, January 31, 2011 and sent to:

Department of Canadian Heritage
Aboriginal Peoples’ Program
Attn: Chantelle Favell-Rubenstahl
Suite 1630, 9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4C3