Grants for Arts Administrators
The Winnipeg Arts Council provides funding to support the development of professional arts administrators employed by not-for-profit Winnipeg arts organizations through the following grant program:
Professional Development Grant Program for Artists & Arts Administrators
The Winnipeg Arts Council recognizes that the continued growth and development of arts professionals is essential to the cultural health of the community.
The Professional Development Grant Program is designed to provide support to artists and arts administrators for activities that contribute to their professional development and enhance their careers in the arts. These activities may include: unique opportunities for short-term study (beyond basic training) in a formal or informal setting; attendance at events where the work of the applicant is to be presented or where the applicant is an invited speaker or resource person; or travel that is a component of such activities.
Due to COVID-19, the Professional Development grant program is suspended indefinitely.
Professional Development grants are distributed in fixed amounts of $250, $500, $750, or $1000 and are intended to represent a contribution not exceeding 50% of the total eligible costs. Grants of $1000 will usually be awarded only for projects taking place outside of North America.
There is no set deadline for this grant program. Applications will be received throughout the year at least four weeks prior to the start of the proposed activity, as funds are available. Applications should be submitted at least two months in advance if the applicant wishes for funds to be released prior to the proposed activity or departure date.
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Winnipeg Arts Council is not accepting any Professional Development grant requests where travel is involved until further notice. Please contact Dominic Lloyd, Program & Arts Development Manager if you require further information.