Support – Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund

The Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund provides one-time funding for organizations in the arts and cultural sector that have been significantly affected by COVID-19. The Fund will support organizations to create and protect jobs, safely restore services, and continue to have a positive impact – particularly in underserved communities. This one-time funding intake is made possible by the Manitoba government’s investment in the Arts and Culture Sustainability Funds to support Manitoba’s art and culture sector, which has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What you can apply for

Arts and Culture Sustainability Fund grants will cover operating costs for organizations that can demonstrate need in the areas of business continuity, organizational resilience, and safe reopening.

Who can apply

  • All clients that currently receive operating funding from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage in one or more of the following programs:
    • Support – Operate (Manitoba Arts Council)
    • Comités Culturels, Community Arts Councils, Consolidated Arts Programming, Cultural Operating Grants, Major Arts Festivals, Provincial Arts Organizations and Urban Arts Centres (previously offered by the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage, currently offered by the Manitoba Arts Council)
    • Community Festivals and Events, Film and Sound Development, Cultural Operating Support, Major Agencies, Community Museums  Grants, Provincial Heritage Agency, Operating support programs currently offered by the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage.
  • Not-for-profit organizations with a primary arts purpose and year-round activities

Consult the program guidelines for a complete list of eligible applicants and grant amounts.

Grant amount

Grant amounts will depend on the size of an organization’s budget.

  • Grants are not expected to exceed 5% of an organization’s annual revenues (averaged over the most recently completed 3 years).
  • Grants may be less than 5% of an organization’s annual revenues.
  • Grants are not expected to exceed $300,000, even if this is less than 5% of an organization’s annual revenues.
  • Grants are not expected to be less than $3,000, even if this is greater than 5% of an organization’s annual revenues.

One application per organization may be submitted. Successful applicants must submit a final report by March 31, 2022.

Deadline

July 5, 2021

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