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Grants Program

Arts Development Project Support (ADPS)

The Arts Development Project Support (ADPS) program provides non-profit community‑based organizations in Manitoba with project grants up to a maximum of $5,000.00 based on eligible project costs and geographic location.  ADPS provides funding support to encourage projects which offer Manitobans opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in the arts or to experience the work of Manitoba artists and artworks.

These initiatives may be in any discipline including but not limited to: Performances, Exhibitions, Concerts, Readings, Showcases, Juried art shows, Adjudications, Classes, or Workshops.

Grants awarded through ADPS are based on the final project budget and are subject to available funds.

Application Deadlines:

  • February 1 – for projects occurring between April 1 and June 30 (THE FEBRUARY 2015 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 13, 2015)
  • May 1 – for projects occurring between July 1 and September 30
  • August 1 – for projects occurring between October 1 and December 31
  • November 1 – for projects occurring between January 1 and March 31

Program Changes for 2015-16:

The ADPS Program has undergone significant changes beginning in the 2015-16 fiscal year. These program revisions are as follows:

  1. Applicants approved for a grant will receive 50% of their grant upon application approval. The remaining balance will flow following receipt of a satisfactory final report.
  2. The total grant amount is based on actual eligible expenses and will be fully paid regardless of the project’s surplus or deficit status. Grants are subject to maximum of $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 depending on region and will not exceed:
    • 80% of eligible expenses for projects in air-accessible communities in the North;
    • 50% of eligible expenses for projects in road accessible communities in the North; and
    • 30% of eligible expenses for projects in Winnipeg, Southern Manitoba, Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas.

Program Guidelines and Application Form pdf

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with program staff in Winnipeg or with Regional Staff before filling out an application.

In Winnipeg, please contact:
Mr. Stuart Desnomie
Aboriginal Arts Consultant
Telephone: (204) 945-1048
Email: stuart.desnomie@gov.mb.ca

Outside of Winnipeg, please contact your nearest Manitoba Regional Office.

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