Updates to Professional Development Grants

Beginning July 1, 2019, the guidelines and process for applying to the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Professional Development Grant program will change. In additional to revised guidelines, the application process will be moved to our online system at winnipegarts.gosmart.org.

The Winnipeg Arts Council is committed to ongoing program review and the changes to the program will streamline the application process.

What hasn’t changed?

Floating deadline: Applications can still be submitted at any time of year, provided it is no later than 4 weeks before the start of your proposed activity.

General eligibility: Any professional artist or arts administrator who lives and works in the City of Winnipeg can apply for support to assist with the costs of activities that contribute to their professional development and enhance their careers in the arts.

Grant amounts: Awards are made in fixed amounts of $250, $500, $750 & $1,000 representing up to 50% of the total cost.

Local Professional Development: Artists can apply for support even when travel is not required.

What’s new?

We have removed the requirement for letters of support for artists who have received Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist Grants within a three-year period. If you have received an IA grant from us in the past few years, you no longer need to provide letters of support. Letters are still required for applicants with no creation funding history with WAC.

We have increased the eligible amounts for accommodation, per diem and mileage.

A few clarifications on eligible activities and timelines have been made.

Beginning July 1, 2019, applications for Professional Development Grants will be made using our online system at gosmart.winnipegarts.ca. If you have an existing GoSmart account with us you must use that account to apply. If you have not previously applied using the system you will need to create a new individual account.

To find out more, visit the following pages and consult the new guidelines:

Grants for Artists

Grants for Arts Administrators


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