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Deadline: Any time until June 15, 2020 or until all funds have been dispersed

Are you looking for the means to adapt your work or create a new one to reach audiences digitally as a result of COVID-19? The Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada have launched a new initiative to help. If you’re able to pivot your work for digital dissemination this may be the boost you need.

For a limited time, Digital Originals is offering $5,000 in micro-innovation grants to artists wanting to go digital. Along with these grants, selected successful applicants will be featured as part of an online showcase to be curated by CBC/Radio-Canada.

Support for new and early career artists
The RBC Foundation has generously contributed an additional $150, 000 to support any new and early career artistswho apply to the Digital Originals initiative, helping us to reach the next wave of artists in Canada and enhance our support for the future of the arts sector.

Who can apply?
The Digital Originals initiative is open to:

  • Artists, curators, and writers
  • New and early career artists
  • Artistic groups and collectives
  • Artistic organizations

All you need is a validated profile on the Canada Council grant application portal—so be sure to create one as soon as possible if you don’t have one already.

What types of projects will be funded?
This funding is to develop, create and share new or adapted work(s) for digital dissemination to the Canadian public, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $5,000 micro-innovation grants will enable you to work quickly to either adapt your existing work or create new work for sharing online.

How to apply: Submit an application on the portal.

Guidelines and Forms: Find the details here.

For questions, please contact:
digitaloriginals@canadacouncil.ca

Are you looking for more digital opportunities? Check out our Digital Strategy Fund.

Please share the news with your networks!
#DigitalOriginals2020

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