Type of Program:



The Long-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations. Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of up to $300,000.

When It Ends:

Closed for 2021


Next deadlines to be determined


Applicants must be:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis,
  • professional artists, arts/cultural professionals, cultural carriers, groups, 
  • for-profit organizations that have been in operation for at least 2 years,
  • not-for-profit organizations not currently receiving core funding.

Aspiring artists cannot apply for Long-Term Project grants. Organizations presently receiving core grants cannot apply to this component. Grants cannot overlap with another Long-Term Project grant and cannot duplicate activities supported by any other Canada Council grant.

Applications Steps:


The applicant must register in the portal at least 30 days before applying.


Applicant's eligibility is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.


First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer before applying.

Documentation Needed:

Applicant must provide:

  1. 1
    information about their project and its potential impact, their timeline and project plan, their budget and their partners or host organizations, if any,
  2. 2
    biographies of key artistic, cultural and technical participants, if any,
  3. 3
    a letter of invitation or confirmation from their partner, organization or venue, if applicable,
  4. 4
    relevant samples of their previous work and the work of each key participant, if any.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Good news! The Council is investing additional funds in the Short-Term Projects and Long-Term Projects components for upcoming deadlines.
  2. 2
    Application limits – one can apply to this component twice per year (1 March – 28/29 February).
  3. 3
    Applicants who are experiencing difficulty with the application process and self-identify as artists who are Deaf, hard of hearing, have a disability or are living with a mental illness, as First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help them with the application process.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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