Professional artists who are Deaf, have disabilities, or who are living with mental illness may be eligible for funds to contribute to costs for disability-related supports and services.

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Alternate formats

Do you have limited access to the internet or accessibility needs?

Applicants who have limited internet access and/or do not have reasonable access to a public internet source, such as a public library may be able to apply using an alternative form of submission.

To make a request, contact or call toll free 1-866-994-2787.


Consultants are available to review parts of your application. Please get in touch with the program consultant responsible for your program well in advance of submitting your application. We suggest at least one month prior to the application deadline as an appropriate time.

Once your application is assessed, you may ask for feedback from the consultant responsible for the program to which you applied. Reassess your application in light of the feedback and consider whether you should apply again or for a different project.

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General Guidelines

The General Guidelines provide essential information about MAC’s programs, including eligibility, the assessment process, and policies. Be sure to review them prior to each application as information and policies are updated regularly and subject to change. Use these general guidelines in conjunction with program-specific guidelines.

Read the General Guidelines


An alphabetical list of terms or words used by the Manitoba Arts Council.

Consult the Glossary

Support material

Most MAC grants require you to submit support material. These are samples of your current work that help give context for your grant application. They may include the work or activities of other artists or collaborators involved in your project.

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Logo and Acknowledgement

The Manitoba Arts Council requires that grant recipients prominently acknowledge MAC’s financial assistance on all materials, publications, and programs related to the grant.

Logo and Acknowledgement Requirements

Professional Fees

Paying professional fees or honorariums to the artists involved in projects funded by the Manitoba Arts Council is required. Artists should be compensated for their participation commensurate with arts sector standards.

Learn more about professional fees

Cultural Integrity

The Manitoba Arts Council is committed to the standards and principles of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. MAC is likewise committed to fostering greater inclusion and diversity in the arts and operates in accordance with the Manitoba Human Rights Code.

Learn more about cultural integrity