{Re}conciliation: Funding program promotes artistic collaborations between Indigenous & non-Indigenous artists

This blog is an excerpt from ArtBridges.ca, originally posted on May 27, 2016, read more.

“A groundbreaking initiative which aims to promote artistic collaborations that look to the past & future for new dialogues between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

The Canada Council administers the {Re}conciliation initiative, which was developed by Canada Council, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in anticipation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s final report and recommendations. It aims to promote artistic collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, investing in the power of art and imagination to inspire dialogue, understanding and change.

This initiative is open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, collectives and arts organizations (including collaborations with non- Aboriginal artists and organizations) who are invited to submit proposals for project funding up to $75 000. Applicants who submitted a proposal in the past but did not receive funding are eligible to re-submit to future competitions.

Six projects were selected following the first competition in May 2015. A second competition is currently underway. The deadline to apply is 21 June 2016.”

More details on the funding opportunity are available here.

ArtBridges is a Canada-wide hub for community-engaged arts initiatives that connects people interested or active in community-engaged arts across Canada.