The Department of Education, Culture and Employment administers the NWT Arts Council funding program for artistic projects, through the Community Programs Office, Division of Culture & Heritage.
To be eligible for funding:
• you have been a resident of the NWT for at least 2 years prior to the deadline
• you are an emerging artist or an established artist
• you are a registered NWT organization with a mandate to enhance the arts
• your application is for a specific creative project
Funding is available in three basic categories for all disciplines: Creative Development, Creation & Production and Public Presentation.
The purpose of creative development funding is to support the personal creative growth of NWT artists. Individual applicants may apply for course fees and travel expenses and NWT organizations may apply for training workshop delivery costs.
Creation & Production
The purpose of creation & production funding is to support the creation of artistic projects by NWT artists. Individual applicants may apply for project expenses and NWT organizations may apply for workshop costs where NWT artists are directly involved.
The purpose of presentation funding is to assist with the presentation of NWT artists’ works to the public. Individual applicants may apply for showcase, touring or exhibit fees and expenses and NWT organizations may apply for presentation fees and costs where NWT artists are directly involved. Events must benefit public audiences.
Administrative costs must not exceed 10% of the total requested.
The purchase of large media or musical equipment, computer equipment or other major tools is not eligible.
Applicants may request artist fees or living expenses during a project but not both.
Individuals who intend to work on their project full-time and who are not fully employed or attending school full- time may claim living expenses.
Project: Creating and Presenting, Engaging Communities, Travel, Professional Development