Community Cares: Emergency Response Fund for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Individuals Working in the Arts

On June 30th, 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Indigenous Screen Office and the Inuit Art Foundation announced the creation of Community Cares, an emergency response fund to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals working in the arts and culture sector that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Funds will be distributed by the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.

“As the President of the Board of the Inuit Art Foundation, I wish to express our gratitude for this support. Inuit artists of all genres are struggling right now because of cancelled exhibitions, shows, speaking engagements and sales. We welcome the opportunity to ensure that this assistance reaches Inuit and Inuvialuit across the North and South who need this support. I’d like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Indigenous Screen Office and Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance for coming together and supporting the Indigenous art community when it’s needed most. Nakummek!”

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Board President, Inuit Art Foundation

How to apply
Apply online through the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective’s website.

September 15, 2020 or until all funding has been allocated.

Successful applicants will receive $1,000 in support.

*Note: only individuals may apply for this grant. Organizations, collectives and groups are not eligible.

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