Grants for Artists

The Winnipeg Arts Council provides funding to professional Winnipeg artists through the following multidisciplinary grant programs:

Individual Artist Grant Program for Winnipeg Artists working in all disciplines

The Winnipeg Arts Council recognizes the individual artist as the primary source of creative activity in all artistic disciplines. The Individual Artist Grant Program is intended to support the creation of new work in any art form, or the development, production, curation, or exhibition of works of art by Winnipeg artists.

Maximum Grant

Two types of grants are available, depending on an artist’s level of accomplishment and experience in the discipline of the proposed project:

  • A grant of up to $5,000 for mid-career and established artists
  • B grant of up to $2,000 for emerging artists.

2018 Deadlines

The Individual Artist grant program has two deadlines per year. In 2018 the deadlines are Tuesday, March 6 (for projects beginning after June 6, 2018) and Thursday, September 11 (for projects beginning after December 11, 2018).

Required Forms

Updated guidelines and applications forms will be available in January 2018.

Programme de subventions pour artistes indivduels

Le Conseil des arts de Winnipeg reconnaît que l’artiste individuel est la principale source d’activité créatrice dans toutes les disciplines artistiques. La programme de subventions pour artistes individuels vise à appuyer la création de nouvelles œuvres d’art de toutes les disciplines, ou le développement, la réalisation, la conservation, ou l’exposition d’œuvres d’art créées par des artistes de Winnipeg.

Subvention maximale

Deux types de subventions sont offertes selon le niveau atteint par l’artiste et l’expérience dans la discipline choisie pour le projet:

  • la subvention <<A>> , d’un montant maximal de 5 000 dollars
  • la subvention <<B>> , d’un montant maximal de 2 000 dollars

Dates limites 2018

Deux dates d’échéance sont fixées pour ce programme. En 2018 ces dates seront le 6 mars pour les projets amorcés après le 6 juin et le 11 septembre pour les projets amorcés après le 11 décembre.

Documents nécessaires

Les lignes directrices et les formulaires seront disponibles en janvier 2018.

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.

Maximum Grant

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.

Required Forms

A complete application is comprised of a number of parts, as detailed in the Program Guidelines.  The forms are available for download below. Please note that all PDF files require Adobe Reader, available for free download on the Adobe website.

Guidelines (PDF)

Application Forms (PDF)