Type of Program:



The Professional Development for Arts Professionals of Supporting Artistic Practice supports the career growth of Canadian arts professionals by encouraging knowledge-sharing and participation in a wide range of development opportunities. Grants fund activities that contribute to the advancement of Canadian arts professionals.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of a grant of up to $10,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • be arts professionals (those who play non-artistic roles such as administrators, technicians, etc.),
  • cultural connectors,
  • apply for professional development activities or sharing expertise with other Canadian arts professionals, including but not limited to:
  • mentorships,
  • internships,
  • specialized training,
  • taking or giving workshops,
  • research,
  • participation in conferences, seminars or other significant events.

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.


Applications must be submitted any time before the project's start date. 

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:

  1. 1
    information about the project, its potential impact, their budget, the partners, training institutions or host organizations, if any,
  2. 2
    a budget,
  3. 3
    a one-page biography of mentors, if applicable.

Other Things to Note:

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

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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