Our aim is to keep this as simple as possible: we’re asking you to outline your project, how it meets our criteria, and how the National Creation Fund will make your project even better.
In this initial phase we are not asking for detailed budgets, extensive documentation, or samples of work – we simply need enough information to determine whether your project meets our criteria and stands out as the kind of compelling, ambitious project the Fund might be interested in.
We’re asking you to provide the following information:
To be considered, projects must meet the following criteria:
There are no fixed deadlines for submissions. You can send us your proposal when you and your project are ready. The Fund is working to pave the way for a new model for creation, one that involves long-term, extended development processes. We expect that projects that are successful will be in development for several years. We want to receive your submission early enough so that our investment has time to make a serious impact on your process. However, your project should be at a point where we can see a clear trajectory for the work, with both confirmed and potential artists, presenters and funders. Please contact us if you would like to speak with us specifically about your project.
We will review proposals as we receive them. In Phase One, we will let you know in four to six weeks if your project will be moving to the next phase of consideration. If your project doesn’t meet our criteria, or is not as strong as other submissions, we’ll let you know then. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide feedback at this time.
If your project is advanced to Phase Two, we will be in touch to start a conversation. We’re looking to build a relationship with a project and its creators, so we’ll want to get to know you and the work better.
The timing of our final decision will vary depending on whether your plans are fairly advanced, or are still evolving.
You can now submit your proposal following these four steps:
We will send you a confirmation email when your proposal has been received.
Please do not send us proposals by e-mail or regular mail.
We also do not require support materials (audio, video, etc.) at this time.
The National Arts Centre is subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Information which you submit to the National Arts Centre in support of your proposal will be handled in accordance with the provisions of these Acts and in accordance with the applicable policies of the National Arts Centre. For more information: Access to Information | Privacy