Consolidated Arts Program

Manitoba Arts Council

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Contact Information

Manitoba Arts Council


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


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The Consolidated Arts Program provides non-profit community-based arts organizations with an annual operating grant to support the administration and coordination of a variety of arts programming open to the public in a range of arts disciplines. This includes staging performances/exhibitions of member artists or guest artists and offering arts instruction. This program supports arts skills development, arts presentation, community support for the arts, increased accessibility of arts programs at the community level and potential development of new audiences.

    Additional Information

    Organizations must:
    • Be a community-based, non-profit arts organization (Professional arts
    organizations are not eligible).
    • Have a constitution/by-laws, be incorporated, and operate with a duly
    elected board of directors.
    • Allow membership to be open to the public, make programs open and
    accessible to the public, and have evidence of promotional materials.
    • Have provided programming for a minimum of two years.
    • Offer programming which consists of a variety of arts activities, including
    performing arts events, exhibitions, readings, lectures, workshops, and
    • Demonstrate a history of successful audience development activity
    and/or arts skills development activity with clearly defined goals and
    • Demonstrate that the programming for which funding is requested is part
    of the organization's overall audience development and/or arts skills
    development strategy.
    • 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
    Project: Creating and Presenting, Building Audiences, Engaging Communities, Operational Funding, Strategic Funding
    Priority Community
    Career Type


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