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Urban Art Biz – The Art of Grants

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UAB -Grants
 February 22, 2023
 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Presented in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

Join us for Season 2 of Urban Art Biz and our fifth episode The Art Of Grants

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023 from 12pm – 1:30pm CST 

With our very special guests:

J.L Watson – Program Officer  – Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Arts Granting Program Division – Canada Council for the Arts

Julie Dobbin – Associate Program Officer – Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Arts Granting Program Division – Canada Council for the Arts

Tracey Longbottom – Program Consultant – Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 Program

Dominic Lloyd – Programs & Arts Development Manager – Winnipeg Arts Council

Host/Moderator – Jessica Dumas

Join us in conversation with representatives from The Canada Council For the Arts – Creating, Knowing, Sharing, The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples program, The Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 program, and The Winnipeg Arts Council Granting programs to talk about grants for individual artists.

We are offering artists an opportunity to hear from representatives of the three main Artist funding bodies. We will cover the basics of:
Who can apply for a grant
How to apply for a grant
What grants are available and upcoming
Why you will want to contact the program consultants/officers before you apply.

For those who are already in the process of applying for a grant, this workshop may help you provide the finishing touches on your applications. For those artists new or hesitant to the process, the workshop will give you some understanding of the funding process, on a municipal, provincial, and national level.

Are you eligible for funding, how to determine if you are an emerging or established artist, what are the pieces of a grant application, can you apply with the same project to all three funding bodies and how do you do that? What type of expenses can go in your grant budget?

Overall, we hope to enlighten and encourage Artists to apply for grants, and lessen the intimidation factor, by providing insight, information, and encouragement to creating a successful grant application.


The Canada Council for the Arts Creating, Knowing and Sharing program is committed to reaffirming and revitalizing its relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The Canada Council believes that an approach that respects First Nations, Inuit and Métis artistic expression, cultural protocols, Indigenous rights and Indigenous worldviews will stimulate First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, artistic practices, and communities. In our workshop we will be talking with Program Officers representing  Small-Scale Activities – Micro grants to support the advancement of artistic careers or practices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations. Open Deadline. And Short-Term Projects – Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, groups, and organizations for short-term projects (up to 1 year) March 15 Deadline and every three months.


The Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 program supports artistic and cultural activities by Indigenous applicants including artists, Knowledge Keepers, Indigenous-led arts groups and Indigenous-led organizations. You can apply for Creation of new artworks or works in progress, Public presentations, Community projects involving Indigenous artists – workshops, artistic collaborations, gathering events, Publications, and Training, apprenticeships, mentorship opportunities. There are Micro grants, Small Scale Grants and Large Scale Grants – April 25th Deadline and October 25th.



The Winnipeg Art Council focuses on artistic excellence and community impact. The Winnipeg Arts Council provides funding to professional artists through multidisciplinary grant programs. We will be focusing on Individual Artist Grant Program for Artists working in all disciplines, which is intended to support the creation of new work in any art form, or the development, production, curation, or exhibition of works of art by Winnipeg artists. Two types of grants are available, depending on an artist’s level of accomplishment and experience in the discipline of the proposed project. Established Artists grant and an Emerging Artists grant – March 7 Deadline.


The workshop is offered Free. Please register online by 10:30 am CST Feb 22, 2023, the morning of the event, and a zoom link will be sent to your email address by 11AM !

If you feel that you haven’t received the zoom link, please check your junk mail folder.


Jessica Dumas is a professional speaker, coach and the host of The Confidence and Communication Podcast. She has been recognized for her professional expertise as a recipient of the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award from the Nellie McClung Foundation for 2021, Ace Burpees Most Fascinating Manitobans for 2019, the 2017 Future Leaders of Manitoba and the CBC’s Top 40 Manitobans under 40 for 2015. She has a 2017 TEDx talk called The Journey to a Woman’s Identity.

Jessica’s volunteer contributions have gained her wide respect across Manitoba and Canada. She has served as Chairperson for both the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and continues to sit on numerous committees and boards at the executive level. She is a powerful role model and advocate for women’s empowerment, leading others to overcome challenges by developing personal strengths, vision and self-confidence. You can connect with Jessica directly on instagram


UAB -Grants
 February 22, 2023
 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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