COVID-19 | Frequently Asked Questions

The Manitoba Arts Council recognizes that the COVID-19 outbreak may affect potential grant applicants and grant recipients. If you are a potential applicant or grant recipient, please consult the FAQ below for details related to COVID-19.

Q: Are any of MAC’s programs, procedures,  or deadlines changing?

A: Yes.

  • For the September 10, 2020 Share – Present intake, MAC has suspended the multi-year project option. For this deadline, MAC is only accepting applications for short-term projects.
  • For the October 5, 2020 Learn – Artists in Schools intake, MAC has suspended the three-year project option. For this deadline, MAC is only accepting applications for short-term projects.
  • For the November 1, 2020 Learn – Residencies intake, MAC has suspended the Riding Mountain Artists’ Residency and the Churchill Artists’ Residency. For this deadline, MAC is only accepting applications for self-determined residencies.

Q: I have received a project grant and now must make changes or cancel the project due to COVID-19. Will I be required to repay the grant? 

A: If the project is cancelled and can’t be rescheduled, MAC will not require repayment of unrecoverable costs. Please contact MAC’s Helpdesk for instructions on how to provide support for unrecoverable costs. Repayment will be required for unexpended amounts.  For changes to projects, please contact MAC’s Helpdesk for instructions on how to report changes.  


Q: I have received a project grant and now have additional project expenses due to COVID-19. Am I able to apply for additional funds for the project?

A: No, MAC is not able to provide supplemental funding.


Q: I have submitted an application, which has not been reviewed yet. Can I add additional COVID-19 related information?

A: Yes, you may either withdraw the application or if you’d like the project to go forward but have updated information related to COVID-19, please contact MAC’s Helpdesk. Only information that is relevant to the assessment (e.g., you are cancelling touring dates in affected regions but have added dates elsewhere) will be brought forward, and only if it is received prior to the jury process.