Grant Name: Artist Support Program





March 15, 2022



The Artist Support Program is a short-term financial support program offered by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation for professional artists and musicians whose earnings have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a one-time, non-repayable contribution of $3,000 to provide relief to professional artists and musicians who can demonstrate lost earnings and opportunities between October 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists who received a grant from the Artist Support Program during a previous intake period (between November 2020 and October 2021) are eligible to apply again, but are not guaranteed funding. 

If you have received funding through the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program or the Small Business Assistance Program for similar activities, you are not eligible for this program.

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.


  • Are professional artists as defined in Section 5 of the Status of the Artist Act.
  • Can demonstrate lost earnings and/or opportunities from artistic activities between October 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022. Examples may include but are not limited to:
    • Lost or diminished opportunities for performances, artist residencies, talks, panels, exhibitions, festivals, fairs, readings, teaching opportunities, and other appearances where your work may have been sold, your profile as an artist promoted, or you may have gained professional skills.
    • Reduced earnings resulting from the closure of bookstores, galleries, private studios and theatres.
    • Costs incurred for adaptation from live to digital dissemination.
    • Research, workshopping, and other activities that were impossible to undertake that may have led to a completed project.
  • Can provide documentation of cancellation of events or activities, or of a reduction in the scope or value of events or activities (e.g. text or email notification of cancellation or reduction to event or activity).
    • It is not necessary to apply a monetary value to these losses, but you are required to provide evidence that these opportunities were cancelled, withdrawn, or diminished in scope between October 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022.
  • Are current residents of Newfoundland and Labrador (defined as living in the province a minimum of the last twelve months or filed their 2020 tax return in the province).
    • A person who has lived outside the province for the last twelve months in order to pursue a course of study at an educational institution is considered a resident of the province.
    • A person who has been absent during the last twelve months for temporary purpose only, such as a vacation or to obtain medical care, is considered a resident of the province.
    • Are at least 18 years of age.

How to Apply?

Please click here to apply.

Funding Amount


Contact Information

P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Tel: 709 729 7000

Processing Fee



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