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MAC is an arm’s-length agency of the Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism that offers grants to professional Manitoban artists and organizations.
Who is a professional artist?
An artist who:
- has specialized training in an art form
- is recognized as such by their peers
- commits a significant amount of time to creation
- has a history of public presentation or publication
How are applications assessed?
- MAC uses the peer assessment process to award most grants. Grant applications are evaluated by a group of artists and/or arts professionals currently practising in the types of art relevant to each application.
- Grants are awarded based on artistic excellence. Works of artistic excellence are characterized by qualities such as vitality, originality, relevance, creativity, innovation, experimentation, and technical and professional expertise. The Manitoba Arts Council recognizes that notions of artistic excellence evolve and that decisions based on aesthetic values will vary from one peer to the next.
How do I apply for a grant?
- Contact a program consultant in the arts discipline to which you are applying. They will advise you as to your eligibility, and assist in application preparation. See list of program consultants or call 204-945-2237 for assistance.
- Submit an application: Use Search for a Grant to access individual program descriptions, guidelines, criterias, application forms, and deadlines.
What does an application require?
Grants Registration form
Project Proposal – the idea and plan
Budget – expenses and revenues
Artistic Résumé – education, activities, and achievements
Support Materials – examples of past work