Explore & Create Info Session - Nia Centre for the Arts
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Explore & Create Info Session

Featuring artist Roya DelSol


August 26 - 26, 2021


6:00PM - 7:30PM

Learn more about the Explore & Create funding program with the Canada Council for the Arts

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Have questions about the application process for Canada Council for the Arts funding? Need support in setting up a profile? This info session is for you!

The Canada Council for the Arts’ Explore & Create funding program supports artists in pursuing research & development and the creation of new artistic works across a variety of disciplines, as well as professional development towards your artistic practice. There are four steams within the Explore & Create program:

  • Research & Creation: Project grants to support creative research, development and the creation of new works by artists, artistic groups or organizations
  • Concept to Realization: Project or composite grants to support activities that will result in completed works that are shown to the public
  • Professional Development: Project grants to support career advancement activities for artists and artistic groups
  • Artist Driven Organizations: Core grants to support the activities of artist-controlled organizations for the creation, production and dissemination of work

New funding from the government has allowed the Canada Council for the Arts to inject $66 million into the Research and Creation and Concept to Realization components of the Explore & Create program. Due to these recent investments, now is a great time to consider submitting an application to the Explore & Create program to receive funding towards your artistic practice.

We will be hosting a presentation with the Canada Council for the Arts an in-depth info session offering insight, tools, and tips in submitting a strong Explore & Create application. This session will also feature guest multimedia artist Roya DelSol, who will share her experience submitting a successful application to the program and offer advice to potential applicants. 

About Guest Artist Roya DelSol

Roya DelSol is Black media artist & cultural worker based in Toronto.  Working primarily as a lens-based artist, she aims for her work in all spheres to centre and uplift the experiences Black, queer, and marginalized peoples.  She creates photographic, video, motion graphic and VR work; capturing Black femme intimacies, strength & joy in hopes of visualizing new, liberated worlds.

Interested? Register Today! Although all are welcome, space will be prioritized for Black/Afro-diasporic artists.

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