Grant Name: Creation and Production Fund for Professional Artists







This fund supports local professional artists for the creation and production of new work or the completion of works in progress


Established, mid-career or emerging professional artists who:

  • are 18 years or older
  • are a current resident of the city of Ottawa and have lived in Ottawa for at least one year prior to the application deadline date, or are Algonquin Anishinabe and live within a 150 km radius of Ottawa
  • have completed training in the artistic discipline for which they are applying; this can have been achieved through a combination of schooling, apprenticeship, mentorship or collaboration. This includes artists who are self-taught.
  • are recognized by artists working in the same artistic tradition, have a reasonable body of professional work, have a history of public presentation or publication, seek payment for their work and are dedicated to the independent practice of art in their chosen discipline

How to Apply?

First time applicant: contact a Cultural Funding Officer

  • Applicants must read and abide by the Information for applicants.
  • Applicants must read and abide by the Terms and conditions of the program
  • Applicants must complete the application questions and attach all required material.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online portal(link is external) by 4 pm on the deadline date.
  • Applicants must submit support material.

Funding Amount

Mid-Career and Established Artists: $5’500
Emerging Artists: $4’000

Contact Information

For general information, technical issues, or to request a report form, contact:

Processing Fee



Ottawa, Ontario

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