The Conseil des arts de Montréal’s General Funding Program supports the creation, production, presentation and dissemination of Montreal's professional artistic activities. By providing financial assistance to various organizations in the arts sector, this program helps them to fulfill their mandate. It also fosters artistic excellence and enables Montreal audiences to experience art in all its forms.

There are several different types of assistance available:

Project Grants

Next application deadline is: December 16, 2019

These grants are intended for Montreal-based arts collectives and organizations to support a one-time, non-recurring project.

·  General Funding program presentation - Project (collective)
·  General Funding program presentation - Project (organization)

Operating Grant

This grant aims to give organizations some financial stability and allow them to better plan their activities, facilitate management, and lighten evaluation procedures. There are two types of operating grant: the biennial grant and the quadrennial grant.

Biennial grant

The upcoming application deadline is: December 15, 2020

To be eligible, organizations must have previously received a project grant from the Conseil des arts de Montréal on two occasions over a period of no more than five years or be currently receiving a two-year operating grants, have generated significant activity in their discipline or sector, and have received very good evaluations.

·  Biennial Operating Grants presentation

Quadrennial grant

The upcoming application deadlines are:
December 15, 2020
February 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

To be eligible, organizations must be currently receiving a biennial operating grant or a quadrennial operating grant from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, demonstrate artistic and administrative stability that will ensure a strong artistic presence and ongoing development, and have received very good evaluations for many years.

Special projects and cultural exchange

The upcoming application deadline is: December 16, 2019

This funding is intended for professional organizations currently receiving an operating grant. The purpose is to allow them to undertake promising development initiatives outside their normal mandate or engage in exchange activities that promote development of the arts.

·  Special Projects presentation
·  Cultural Exchange presentation

Fiscal Sponsorship

The upcoming application deadlines is: December 16, 2019

Fiscal sponsorship is a component of the Conseil’s General Funding Program for arts organizations. It is aimed at arts organizations who seek funding for their artistic endeavours and are willing to help the Conseil find funding by allowing organizations to solicit donations from foundations, companies, and individuals. Eligibility for fiscal sponsorship is evaluated based on the criteria of artistic excellence and good governance.

Other tools:

·  Direct deposit
·  Glossary

To Apply

Go to for more information about how to file your application. You will also find the various forms available to help prepare your application.

You have questions?
Please contact the cultural advisor for your discipline!