Winnipeg Arts Council

Project Grant Program for Arts Organizations & Collectives

Mark Dela Cruz, Dammecia Hall, & Kiel Galera
"sounds like gold" - Weather Parade Dance Theatre, Project Grant 2022
Photo by Melanee Tessler

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This program is intended for new and developing arts organizations, established arts organizations that work on a project basis, and arts organizations undertaking a special, one-time initiative. Collectives or unincorporated groups may be eligible provided that they meet the special criteria outlined in the guidelines. The program is designed to provide partial support to a broad range of activities and art forms, reflecting different cultural traditions and art practices. A Project Grant must be applied to a specific project - with potential for artistic merit and civic impact - planned to take place within the 18 months following the notification date (mid-May of each year).


This program is open to Winnipeg arts organizations and collectives who have as their primary mandate and core activity, the creation, production, or presentation of the performing, visual, literary, film, video, or media arts. Organizations which receive other grants or funds from the City of Winnipeg or any of its agencies are not eligible.

Groups of artists working on a collective project including Winnipeg Fringe Festival productions should apply to this program rather than to the Individual Artist program.

Collectives must contact the Program & Arts Development Manager before applying to confirm eligibility.

Maximum Grant

The maximum amount of support for any arts organization or artist collective from the Project Grant Program is $10,000.


The Project Grant program has a single annual deadline. The next deadline will be February 6th, 2024 for projects taking place between May 2024 and November 2025.

Online applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2023.

Program Guidelines

To Apply

Applications are submitted online. The application process will open in November 2023.