The Conseil des arts de Montréal’s General Funding Program supports the creation, production, dissemination and presentation of artistic activities. By providing financial support to various arts organizations, this program helps them to complete their projects. It supports artistic excellence and enables various audiences to experience art in all of its forms.


Given the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) is ensuring the continuity of its programs, particularly support for the projects of professional arts organizations and collectives, as well as special project support for organizations with operating grants. In addition, to contribute to the continuity of artistic activities during this unprecedented health crisis, the CAM is expanding the General Funding Program’s objectives and criteria for funding projects.

These adaptations take into account the priorities identified by professional arts associations and groups with which the CAM has consulted, as well as the information gathered by CAM teams.

Due to these exceptional circumstances, the application deadline has been pushed forward and processing times will be shorter. Organizations and collectives that apply must ensure that their applications contain all required information and documents before submitting them, as applicants with incomplete applications will not be eligible.

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There are several available funding opportunities:
 

Project Grants

Application deadlines :
December 1st, 2020
March 8, 2021
September 1st, 2021

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

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

Apply on ORORA
 as soon as the call for applications opens on October 15, 2020

You have questions about the Project grants for organizations and collectives?
Consult our FAQ



Fiscal Sponsorship

Application deadlines:
December 1st, 2020
March 8, 2021
September 1st, 2021 

The Fiscal sponsorship program is a component of the Conseil’s General Funding Program for arts organizations. It is aimed at arts organizations that seek funding for their artistic activities while helping the Conseil to raise funds. It allows organizations to solicit donations from foundations, companies and individuals. Their eligibility for the Fiscal Sponsorship program is determined on the basis of artistic excellence and good governance.

Apply on ORORA as soon as the call for applications opens on October 15, 2020

You have questions about fiscal sponsorship?
Register to an online information session (in French only)
October 27 or November 10, 2020
Registration is mandatory



Special Project - Organizational Development and Pooling

Application deadline : March 8, 2021
Call opens : January 2021

This component is for professional organizations that are currently receiving operating grants.

Given the exceptional context of the pandemic, the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) is modifying its Special Project support program to meet organizations’ current need for adaptation and strengthening to ensure the continuity of cultural community activities, which have been affected by this unprecedented health situation.

The Special Project in Organizational Development and Pooling program takes into account the priorities identified by the professional groups and associations the CAM met with, based on the information gathered by CAM teams.

Organizations receiving operating grants from the CAM will be invited to submit an application for one of the following types of projects:

  • Projects that aim to strengthen organizations, help them gain stability or adapt.
  • Pooling projects for individual artists, cultural professionals, artist collectives or cultural organizations to meet a specific collective need and to support them during this recovery period for the arts in Montréal.
     


Operating Grant

This component is for professional arts organizations that have already received two project grants from the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Operating grants allow for ensuring financial stability, planning activities, facilitating management and simplifying the evaluation process. Two types of operating grants are available: two-year (FBIS) grants and four-year (FQUAD) grants.

The current pandemic is causing a great deal of uncertainty, which is preventing the full relaunch of activities in Montréal’s arts community. Given this situation, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) announced in May that it was postponing the evaluation of applications for its Mission Support program.

For several years, the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) has aligned the cycle start date for operating grants under the General Funding Program with the dates of CALQ programs to facilitate preparation work for applicants. As it is fully aware of the current pressure on Montréal’s arts organizations, the CAM is postponing the cycle start date to 2022.

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Biennial grant

Application deadline: postponed in 2022

The following organizations are eligible: those that have already received two project grants from the Conseil des arts de Montréal within the past five years or that currently hold two-year operating grants, and have generated a significant volume of activity for the discipline or sector and received very good evaluations.

·  Biennal grant presentation

Quadrennial grant

Application deadline: postponed in 2022

The following organizations are eligible: those that currently hold two-year (FBIS) or four-year (FQUAD) operating grants from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, show artistic and administrative stability, are capable of ensuring a strong artistic presence, and have received very good evaluations for several years.

·  Quadriennial grant presentation



Cultural exchange

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural Exchange Grants Program has been suspended.




Other documents:

·  Direct deposit
·  Glossary

You have questions?
Please contact your discipline's cultural advisor