Canada Council for the Arts – Professional Development for Artists Component of Explore and Create (2022)


The Professional Development for Artists component of Explore and Create provides grants to Canadian artists and artistic groups to support their career growth by encouraging participation in a wide range of development opportunities.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $10,000.


Applicant must be:

  • be artists and curators,
  • be artistic groups and collectives,
  • apply for support for professional development activities, including but not limited to:
  • mentorships;
  • internships;
  • apprenticeships;
  • specialized training;
  • workshops.

Applications Steps:

Individuals may be considered for prizes based on information submitted with their application and their applicant profile. If they do not want to be considered for prizes, email with OPT OUT in the subject line.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must provide

  •  information about the project, its potential impact and about the partners, training institutions, host organizations, mentors or collaborators, if any,
  •  a budget,
  • a one-page biography of mentors or collaborators, if any,
  • a confirmation from his mentor, training institution or host organization (if confirmed)

Other Things to Note:

Application limits – One can apply to this component once per year (1 March – 28/29 February)

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