Winnipeg Arts Council

Multi-Year Grant Programs for Arts Organizations

Groundswell 2021: "Not Seeing is a Flower"
Guest Curator Leanne Zacharias
Photo by David R. Scott

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – Program Support - interim report due
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 – Operating Grant - new 3 year applications due

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Three-year Operating Grants and two-year Program Support Grants make contributions to the operations of incorporated established arts organizations with a continuing presence in Winnipeg throughout the year or seasonally, and a track record of high-quality programming or services. Multi-year grants support a range of activities and art forms, reflecting different cultural traditions and art practices. Arts organizations receiving support are expected to advance the development of their art forms, to participate in the development of local artists, to maintain public support, and to practice strict management and financial controls.

Arts organizations are invited to apply to either the two-year or three-year program depending on a variety of factors including budget size, scope of programming, and number of staff. All organizations receiving multi-year grants must have a history of consistent programming/presentation and public support and must provide regular reporting to ensure that they continue to meet the objectives of the program.


Due to budgetary constraints, acceptance into this program for new applicants is limited. Currently, applications are accepted by invitation only. Please contact the Program & Arts Development Manager for more information.

Program Support Grants Interim Report — November 21, 2023

All organizations receiving Program Support Grants are required to submit an interim report using the guidelines and forms below in order to receive their 2024 grant. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. For questions about the application or the program, please contact Dominic Lloyd, Program & Arts Development Manager.

Required documents:

Operating Grants — December 15, 2023

All organizations receiving Operating Grants are required to submit a new application for 2024-2026. The deadline for applications is Friday December 15, 2023. 

Applicants must create an Organizational profile on GoSmart and applications must be submitted using this system. For questions about the application or the process, please contact Dominic Lloyd, Program & Arts Development Manager.

Required documents:

To apply: