Operating Grants

The new home for operating grants previously offered by the Arts Branch of the Department of Sport, Culture, and Heritage. These programs have not changed, however, they are now being administered by the Manitoba Arts Council.

Note: These operating programs are fully subscribed. Submissions from new applicants are not eligible at this time.

Have questions about the new programs MAC is administering? Visit our FAQ to learn more.

Comités Culturels Operating Support Program

The Comités Culturels Operating Support program is designed to give Manitoba’s cultural committees the opportunity to apply for a single grant to help them achieve their objectives in audience development and arts skills development programming over a twelve-month period.

Comités Culturels Operating Support Program Guidelines

Comités Culturels Operating Support Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Community Arts Council Operating Support Program

The Community Arts Councils Operating Support program provides non-profit community organizations outside the City of Winnipeg with annual operating grants. The program supports organizations that develop and coordinate a variety of arts programming open to the public in a range of arts disciplines. The program increases access to local arts programming across the province by encouraging arts skills development, arts presentation opportunities and building community and municipal support for the arts.

Community Arts Council Operating Support Program Guidelines

Community Arts Council Operating Support Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Consolidated Arts Program

The Consolidated Arts Program provides non-profit community-based arts organizations with an annual operating grant to support the administration and coordination of a variety of arts programming open to the public in a range of arts disciplines. This includes staging performances/exhibitions of member artists or guest artists and offering arts instruction. This program supports arts skills development, arts presentation, community support for the arts, increased accessibility of arts programs at the community level and potential development of new audiences.

Consolidated Arts Program Guidelines

Consolidated Arts Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Cultural Operating Grants Program

Cultural Operating Support provides selected Manitoba cultural institutions with financial assistance to enable public access to programs of artistic and cultural innovation and excellence, develop audiences, maintain the province’s capital infrastructure for arts and cultural activity, and foster private support for arts and culture in Manitoba.  It is designed to assist the sustainability of arts and cultural institutions that play a significant role in defining, articulating and preserving Manitoba’s unique artistic and cultural identity and heritage.

Cultural Operating Grants Program Guidelines

Cultural Operating Grants Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Major Arts Festivals Operating Support Program

The Major Arts Festival Operating Support Program provides operating grants to non profit arts festivals that employ Manitoba artists, provide opportunities for the public to experience the work of highly accomplished Manitoba artists and contribute to local tourism and economic activity. Festivals can be provincial, national or international in scope, must have budgets in excess of $250,000.00 and must take place over a minimum of three consecutive days.

Major Arts Festivals Operating Support Program Guidelines

Major Arts Festivals Operating Support Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Provincial Arts Organizations Operating Support Program

The Provincial Arts Organizations Operating Support program provides non-profit provincial arts organizations with annual operating grants in support of the development, administration and coordination of community arts and cultural development activities at the provincial level. The program supports the continuing development of infrastructure for arts and cultural activity in Manitoba, assisting provincial organizations in the provision of a wide range of programs and services to local/regional community arts groups.

Provincial Arts Organizations Operating Support Program Guidelines

Provincial Arts Organizations Operating Support Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca

Urban Art Centres Operating Support Program

The Urban Art Centres Operating Support program provides financial assistance to established community-based not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations delivering arts-based programming in any of the arts disciplines to targeted (underserved or underrepresented) (high-need/high-risk) urban communities in Manitoba that have little or no capacity for revenue generation or direct cost recovery through program delivery.

These organizations offer arts-based programs that: help to nourish personal and social development; contribute to healthy lifestyles in safe environments; and provide opportunities for targeted individuals to be engaged citizens and to play active roles in community revitalization.

Urban Art Centres Operating Support Program Guidelines

Urban Art Centres Operating Support Program Application Form

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Manitoba Arts Council’s Helpdesk before filling out an application. For more information please contact:

Help Desk, Manitoba Arts Council
525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
Telephone: (204) 945-2237
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 994-2787

helpdesk@artscouncil.mb.ca