Type of Program:



The Travel component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists provides support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts/cultural professionals (including artists’ representatives), cultural carriers, artistic groups, collectives and organizations working in all disciplines to help them with the travel costs incurred to attend significant events within Canada or abroad.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $30,000.

When It Ends:



Rolling Deadline


Applicant must:

  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis,
  • professional artists, aspiring artists working under the mentorship of a project-related mentor, 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,
  • traveling at least 100 kilometers from their place of departure, and by invitation. 

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 departure. 

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must provide:

  1. 1
    information about the project and its potential impact, the travel plans, the budget, the event, partners or host organizations, if any,
  2. 2
    at least 1 invitation or confirmation addressed to you or your group indicating any artist fees or financial contributions your partner or host organization is providing ,
  3. 3
    a relevant sample of his previous work,
  4. 4
    a list of represented artists, if applicable,
  5. 5
    a letter/email of agreement from your mentor and your 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 $30,000.

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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