Community Arts Council Operating Support Program

Manitoba Arts Council

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June 15




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Contact Information

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Phone Number: 204-945-2237 or toll-free at 1-866-994- 2787


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The Community Arts Councils Operating Support program provides non-profit community organizations outside the City of Winnipeg with annual operating grants. The program supports organizations that develop and coordinate a variety of arts programming open to the public in a range of arts disciplines. The program increases access to local arts programming across the province by encouraging arts skills development, arts presentation opportunities and building community and municipal support for the arts.

    Additional Information

    Organizations must:
    • Be a community-based, non-profit organization.
    • Be located outside the City of Winnipeg.
    • Have a constitution/by-laws, be incorporated, and operate with a duly
    elected board of directors.
    • Have provided programming for a minimum of two years.
    • Have municipal support as evidenced by letters of financial commitment.
    • Offer programming which consists of a variety of arts activities, including
    performing arts events, exhibitions, readings, lectures, workshops, and
    • Allow membership to be open to the public and make programs open
    and accessible to the public.
    • Provide evidence of sound management and fiscal accountability. In
    order to ensure organizational stability, clients are encouraged to develop
    an operating surplus or reserve appropriate to the size and scope of their

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines
    Funding Type
    Engaging Communities, Operational Funding, Strategic Funding
    Priority Community
    Artists Living in Rural Regions
    Career Type


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