Cultural Operating Grants Program

Manitoba Arts Council

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June 15




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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

Cultural Operating Support provides selected Manitoba cultural institutions with financial assistance to enable public access to programs of artistic and cultural innovation and excellence, develop audiences, maintain the province’s capital infrastructure for arts and cultural activity, and foster private support for arts and culture in Manitoba.  It is designed to assist the sustainability of arts and cultural institutions that play a significant role in defining, articulating and preserving Manitoba’s unique artistic and cultural identity and heritage.

    Additional Information

    Applicants must:
    • Be an incorporated, non-profit organization.
    • Have by-laws and operate with a duly elected board of directors.
    • Convene a duly constituted Annual General Meeting open to the public.
    • Offer membership open to the public.
    • Be open and accessible to the public.
    • Provide consistent 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 operations.
    • Not be receiving financial operating assistance from any other
    government department or agency.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines
    Funding Type
    Building Audiences, Operational Funding
    Priority Community
    Career Type


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