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UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Please note that the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is not a grantmaking program and is unable to assist artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, because we recognize the growing effect that the pandemic is having on artists, we have compiled a growing list of resources for artists affected by COVID-19 and hope that you may find assistance there. Please refer to the "Stories" page to find the list. If you are an artist or cultural practitioner otherwise at risk because of your creative practice, please follow the directions below to contact us.

Please fill out the form to get in touch with us. Submissions are encrypted and ARC understands that your communications are confidential. ARC does not provide direct services, but we will do our best to refer you to organizations that do. You can also find help by exploring our network of resources.

Your message is end-to-end encrypted and will be marked as urgent. You have the option to write this message in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. Expect a reply within 72 hours.

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Canada Council for the Arts

  • Services offered
  • Grants
  • Awards
  • Disciplines
  • Visual Artists
  • Ceramic Artists
  • Designers
  • Painters
  • Sculptors
  • Writers
  • Composers
  • Directors
  • Playwrights
  • Poets
  • Actors
  • Dancers
  • Musicians
  • Choreographers
  • Photographers
  • Architects
  • Illustrators
  • Singers
  • Non-Fiction Writers
  • Target demographic
  • Emerging Artists
  • Midcareer Artists
  • People Living with Disabilities
Guidelines of assistance

Organizations and individuals must create an account prior to applying for their grant. Once the profile has been approved and validated, different components can be applied for.


Canadian Council for the Arts is a portal to funding for the artists and art organizations in Canada. Available opportunities include grants, fellowships, prizes, and residencies. Selected art is also displayed on the website.

Last updated Sep 12, 2017
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