Emergency Response Fund for Indigenous Artists and Cultural Workers

The Canada Council for the Arts, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Indigenous Screen Office, and the Inuit Art Foundation are uniting to deliver an emergency response fund to First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals working in the arts and culture sector, with the exceptional financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts. Access to this funding will not impact eligibility to regular programs of the Canada Council for the Arts.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis artists and cultural workers who have lost income due to COVID -19 may apply to the fund. Loss of income may be due to self-isolation, postponement or cancellation of travel, events or market access, reduced sales of work, or due to caring for family members or children, as well as other disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Please note these funds are limited. Please be mindful of applying if you have access to other financial opportunities or resources.

Applicants – Who can apply?
This fund is open to individuals who are First Nations, Inuit or Métis, working in the arts and culture sector, whose practice has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.  Applicants must be over 18 years of age and be Canadian citizens or eligible for citizenship.

I want to apply – What else do I need to know?
All you need to do is submit the information below by email, video, telephone, or the online form.

For more information
If you have any barriers to completing the online application, including language or technology barriers, please contact us at 1-647-427-8074 ext. 103 or communitycares@acc-cca.com for accommodation options. For services in Inuktitut, please call 1-647-498-7717.

If you have questions about this fund please email communitycares@acc-cca.com; or go to the website: https://acc-cca.com/programs/community-cares-emergency-response-fund/