Type of Program:



The Small-Scale Activities component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing provides funding to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines for activities that will advance their artistic career or practice. This may include acquiring materials for artistic production, engaging in career or artistic development activities or benefitting from specific expertise, advice or training from a professional artist or cultural carrier.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $3,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling Deadline


Applicant must:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis,
  • professional artists, aspiring artists working under the mentorship of a professional artist, 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 (operating) funding.

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.


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

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide:

  1. 1
    information about their artistic and/or cultural practice, their activities and their budget,
  2. 2
    a sample of their previous work,
  3. 3
    a letter of invitation, confirmation or agreement from participant(s), host, organization or venue, if applicable,
  4. 4
    a letter/email of agreement from their mentor and their mentor’s current biography (for aspiring artists only). 

Other Things to Note:

Application limits – each year (1 March – 28/29 February), one can apply to this component twice and receive a maximum of $3,000.

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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