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Film and Video Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific film and video arts project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S)

September 1, 2022, March 1, 2023

Individual eligibility criteria

To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted.

Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria.

Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible film and video arts projects are independent works in film and video produced by individual artists.

Please note, AFA funding is not assured for any project.

Eligible genres

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible film genres include, but are not limited to:

  • narrative shorts and features
  • experimental shorts
  • documentary
  • animation

For a project to be eligible for AFA funding, the applicant must have complete editorial and creative control over the proposed project and must retain at least 75% of copyright.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in:

  • art production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Art production includes the development, creation and production of a work in film and video arts. Projects should be confined to a distinct phase of a work, such as:

  • script or screenplay writing
  • pre-production
  • production
  • post-production
  • commission to create new work (excludes ongoing activities)

Marketing includes a program of activity for a specific period of time to disseminate a completed film and video arts work and/or to develop audiences for the artist’s work.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • film festival submissions
  • online distribution and promotion initiatives
  • attendance at screenings, exhibitions, presentations or conferences featuring the artist’s work
  • award presentations by invitation

Research includes a program of activity for a specific period of time that supports or results in the development of new work in film and video arts.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • experimentation
  • exploration
  • research (including research for documentaries) related to production

Training and career development includes enrollment in a course or program of study designed to develop an artist’s training in film and video arts.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • workshops
  • master classes
  • retreats
  • mentorship programs
  • professional development
  • professional courses of study in film and video arts

Eligible expenses

You can receive up to $15,000 to support your project. You may apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses that are directly related to carrying out your proposed project.

These expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • contracted artist and/or technician fees
  • commission fees
  • production
  • promotion and publicity
  • transportation and accommodation
  • tuition or training fees
  • royalties
  • administration and contract fees
  • basic living/subsistence expenses (housing, local transportation, food, child care, dependent care) up to $3,000/month
  • other expenses and supplies considered by the AFA to be reasonable and necessary

Ineligible expenses

Expenses and activities that are ineligible for AFA project funding include:

  • expenses for capital purchases, such as buildings or property, or for capital development, and studio construction or renovations
  • recreational training projects
  • artistic activities or projects undertaken in order to fulfill credit or thesis requirements
  • projects that are primarily commercial in nature
  • expenses already inccurred prior to application submission, including grant writer fees

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Literary Individual Project Funding

This opportunity provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific literary arts project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S)September 1, 2022, March 1, 2023

To be eligible for project funding:

  • the applicant must own the copyright of a proposed work
  • a proposed publication must be available and accessible to the general public

Please note, AFA funding is not assured for any project.

Eligible literary genres

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible projects include the below list of genres. Literary arts translation and anthology projects in any of the below genres are also eligible:

  • novels
  • short fiction
  • poetry
  • graphic novels
  • plays
  • young adult fiction
  • picture books
  • literary non-fiction*

*The AFA defines literary non-fiction as a genre that uses inventive or literary techniques to produce work that is factually true and artistically elegant, and is written in a personal, identifiable voice. It can include:

  • biography
  • cultural, political or social commentary
  • history
  • literary journalism
  • memoir
  • personal essays
  • travel writing

Grant recommendations are made to the AFA board of directors. Successful recipients will be notified upon board approval, generally between four to six months from the application deadline.

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Theatre Individual Project Funding

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific theatre and/or performance art project. APPLICATION DEADLINE(S)September 1, 2022, March 1, 2023.

Who can apply

To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • ordinarily live in Alberta for a least six months of each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting to apply. Previous grant recipients must ensure all final reporting has been approved by the AFA before new applications are accepted.

Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective, or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria.

Principal artists cannot apply and/or receive funding for multiple projects at the same time, whether as an individual or a member of various ensembles, collectives, or collaborations.

What does this grant support

Please note, AFA funding is not assured for any project.

Types of projects

Through this opportunity, you may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in:

  • art production
  • marketing
  • research
  • training and career development

Art production includes the development, creation, and production of any theatre/performance art work. Projects should be confined to a distinct phase of a work.

  • Alberta individual artists that have been contracted by commissioners to create a specific work are eligible to apply for project support through this funding opportunity

Marketing includes a program of activity for a specific period of time that promotes or advertises work created by Alberta theatre/performance artists, and/or develops audiences for the artist’s work,

Research includes a program of activity for a specific period of time that supports or results in the development of a theatre/performance art project.

Training and career development includes enrolment in a course or program of study designed to develop an artist’s training in theatre, including related performing arts disciplines, and/or performing arts administration.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • workshops
  • master classes
  • retreats
  • mentorship programs
  • professional course of study in theatre/performance art

Eligible expenses

You can receive up to $15,000 to support your project. You may apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses that are directly related to carrying out your proposed project.

These expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • contracted artist and technician fees
  • commission fees
  • production
  • promotion and publicity
  • transportation and accommodation
  • tuition or training fees
  • royalties
  • administration and contract fees
  • basic living/subsistence expenses (housing, local transport, food, childcare, dependent care) up to $3,000/month
  • other expenses and supplies considered by the AFA to be reasonable and necessary

For more information and to apply visit the website.

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Individual Initiatives – Canada Music Fund

The Individual Initiatives component provides financial assistance to undertake activities that are central to the development of Canadian artists, the promotion of their music and the expansion of their audience. Examples of supported activities under this component include the production and marketing of Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring (including showcases) of Canadian artists, artist management, publishing of Canadian musical works and business development. Applicants have access to annual funding either through a comprehensive envelope funding or project-by-project support.

Who can apply

Eligible recipients include:

  • Canadian artists / artists-entrepreneurs; and
  • Canadian music industry professionals, including for-profit Canadian owned and controlled firms (such as record labels, music publishers and those involved in artist management) and not-for-profit organizations whose principal business or purpose is central to the career development of Canadian music artists.

How to apply

The Individual Initiatives component is administered by the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the English-language sector of the music industry, and the Fondation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the French-language sector.

Deadline: 01-09-2022

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Call for ‘Misery’ Auditions

Auditions are being held for Keyano Theatre Company’s production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by William Goldman.

Auditions are open for any interested adult actors (25+) who wish to participate. Actors of all genders, ethnicities, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition.

PLAY SUMMARY

Based on Stephen King’s book of the same name, Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favourite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Please note that this production depicts some extreme physical violence. Please read our Statement on Moments of Violence for more information.

DATES AND DEADLINES (2022)

Video audition submission deadline – August 3 at 4PM

In-person auditions – August 5 (6-10PM), August 6 (10AM-5PM)

Call-back Auditions – August 7 (1-4PM)

 

Deadline: 06-08-2022

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Request for proposals: AFA Art Collection 50th Anniversary Video Series

In September 2022, the AFA Art Collection will celebrate its 50th year since it was first established by the Government of Alberta.

The AFA is seeking proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to develop a series of five 10-minute, documentary-style videos that tell the story of the art collection, to be published sequentially from October 2022 through until March 2023.

  • The videos will be published on the AFA’s YouTube channel and promoted through its website and various social media platforms.

The deadline for all applications is August 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm MST. The anticipated start date for the successful consultant(s) will be August 5, 2022.

Please download the request for proposals and the interpretive briefs to develop applications:

Project proposals must not exceed $74,999.00.

Questions?

Contact Aaron Talbot, Arts Services – Communications, at [email protected] or by phone at 780-289-3781 (toll-free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first).

Deadline: 02-08-2022

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Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo: Call for Cultural Artists

The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo is seeking artists/crafters from various cultural backgrounds to participate in the upcoming Cultural Exposition at MacDonald Island, where they will display local cultural arts and crafts during the month of September as part of Alberta Culture Days 2022.

Multicultural Association is also seeking artists to host cultural art workshops during the last week of September.

The deadline to apply is August 5, 2022

For more details, please contact [email protected]

Deadline: 05-08-2022

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Apply: Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund

The first of its kind and founded by Hot Docs and the Slaight Family Foundation, this fund is dedicated to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace music artists in all its forms and that demonstrate Canadian music’s role in the world. The Fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lens of Canadian filmmakers.

Applications are open. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2022.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a corporation unaffiliated with any licensed network or programming undertaking.
  • Be the primary rights holder of the project.
  • Be in good standing with Hot Docs by application date.
  • Have previously produced one of the following: a documentary or fiction film commercially released; a documentary or fiction film and/or series broadcast on television. The Funds will occasionally consider an applicant that does not meet this specific requirement, provided a senior producer is meaningfully attached to the project as confirmed in writing.

Projects must:

  • Be considered one of the following:
    • International production companies making films about Canadian musical artists (max. 1 per year*)
    • Canadian productions, co-pros or treaty productions making films about Canadian musical artists
    • Canadian productions, co-pros or treaty productions making films about International musical artists (max. 1 per year*)
  • Be majority owned by the applicant.
  • Be a one-off (i.e. series are not eligible)
  • Be of high quality and suitable for theatrical release, broadcast or online release to audiences.

Only a maximum of 1 project that fits within these two descriptions will be considered per granting cycle.

All projects must NOT be:

  • Proposals that are school, institute or university course work; or are TV series, web series or fiction pieces.

Eligibility for Re-Application

Submitted projects that do not receive funding may submit a maximum of one additional time only if the producers can demonstrate the project has undergone substantive progress since the initial application. Requests for resubmission must be received in writing to [email protected].

The Selection Committee may invite a project to be resubmitted. This decision is made solely by the Selection Committee. These candidates will be notified directly.


Application Requirements

The online application must be submitted in English on or before the deadline. There is no application fee. All materials received by Hot Docs are confidential.

Read the eligibility rules, guidelines and FAQ section before proceeding to the online application form.

Application Questions & Required Supporting Documents
To learn more about the application questions and required supporting documents, please review our Required Information. This information is for reference only; all applicants must complete an online application.


Selection Process

Applicants will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision approximately four months after the submission deadline.

Successful applicants will be determined by peer-review selection committees. Applications deemed complete and eligible will be submitted to a Selection Committee made up of representatives from Hot Docs, a representative of the Slaight Family Foundation, and members of the filmmaking community including representatives with experience making music documentaries.

Decision Criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on feasibility, production ability, creative merit, audience, and fit with mandate. For more information, please review the detailed breakdown.

Deadline: 27-07-2022

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Open Call to ALL Local Artists – Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards 2022

Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards (previously known as Timeraiser) is an innovative volunteer rewards system that celebrates the incredible acts of kindness volunteers give to our community. The program works by allowing local volunteers the opportunity to exchange their time spent volunteering for rewards such as local art, goods, experiences, and services. The program features a variety of rewards to ensure that there is something for everyone and makes a conscious effort to purchase rewards that will elevate our region’s rich culture, talent, and small businesses. Anyone that volunteers at a local social profit or community-based organization can participate! It is our goal through this program to thank volunteers for their contributions and strengthen the social profit sector; all while supporting local artists and small businesses.

FuseSocial is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Call for Artists is now open. Our call will be open to all forms of art (music, theatre, culinary, etc.). The call is furthermore extended to be inclusive of experiences that do not expire (theatre tickets, photography session, lessons, etc.). Please see the full artist call HERE!

Submission Guidelines & Criteria:

There is no fee associated with applying to this call & successful submissions will be compensated at fair market value up to $1500.00

The call will close on July 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM.

All submissions must be received electronically in ONE email and sent to: [email protected]

Your email must include the following:

  • Completed submission form (including artist statements, bio, and waiver)
  • 2-3 high-resolution pictures of your submission(s) on a solid color background
  • For submissions that are not 2D/3D please include full details on your proposal (Ex: Photography Session – 30-minute session with 5 edited digital images)

Submission Requirements for Wood Buffalo Volunteer Rewards

Please read carefully

  • Applicants must be residents of Wood Buffalo
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age and older
  • Maximum three (3) pieces entered per artist may be submitted for consideration
  • All pieces must be recent; created within the last 2 years (2020+)
  • Works must be made independently, without guidance or instruction (Artworks made during a workshop or class are not eligible)
  • All pieces must be original; no copies or prints permitted
  • The artwork provided is the original artwork and is the sole intellectual property of the artist, with no copyright infringements. Please refer to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website link for clarification on copyright: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00003.html

Questions regarding what constitutes original artwork? Please contact Liana Wheeldon at [email protected] for further support.

Further Requirements:

  • All artworks must be ready to hang (wire setting 1/3 from the top of the artwork, no saw tooth hangers)
  • All pieces must be framed and signed (stretched canvas must have finished painted edges, no staples showing and artwork on various papers must be in a frame with glass front)
  • Artist sets the price of their submission and price must include framing and any/all expenses required to deliver the submission. It should also include any taxes (up to a maximum of $1,500)
  • Any type of experience (tickets, lessons, culinary, etc.) submitted must not have an expiration date

Artist Labels

  • Develop two (2) Artist Labels that identify your piece
  • Include artist/artwork information: Your name as you would like it to appear, the title of your work, the medium (example: Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media, Photography, etc.) and the dimensions (in inches). Affix one (1) label to the back of your artwork and bring one (1) additional label with you when you drop off your artwork
  • Include detailed information about what is included in your submission. For example, for a culinary arts submission – receive dinner prepared on site and at a location of your choosing for a maximum of 20 guests. Please be as detailed as possible

Selection Process

  • Art will be selected by a non-exhibiting jury consisting of representatives from FuseSocial, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and member(s) of the Wood Buffalo community. There is no guarantee that all submitted artwork will be chosen
  • Selected artists will be notified via email by July 31, 2022
  • Successful entries are to be dropped off to FuseSocial at 20 Riedel Street (dates to be announced)
  • Artists are responsible for making the arrangements to drop-off their artwork at the designated time and space
  • Successful submissions will be displayed on www.wbvolunteerrewards.ca

Thank you for your submission!

Deadline: 14-07-2022

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Residential Schools Memorial

Indigenous artists can submit a proposal for a memorial on legislature grounds to honour residential school students who never came home.

Overview

On June 25, 2021, the Alberta government announced it would work with Indigenous communities to establish a permanent memorial on the Alberta legislature grounds for the victims of the residential school system.

The Residential Schools Memorial Advisory Panel was established to develop a vision for the memorial with consultation from Indigenous communities, review eligible artist submissions and recommend an artist to create the memorial.

The Residential Schools Memorial Request for Expressions of Interest is open to all Indigenous artists who live in or are from Alberta.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #82 calls “upon provincial and territorial governments, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools Memorial in each capital city to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities.”

On September 30, 2021, the Alberta government and Indigenous leaders planted a tree on the legislature grounds to represent growth, continuity, renewal and life. A reconciliation garden will also be planted on the site. The Government of Alberta is now welcoming Expressions of Interest for a permanent memorial on the site.

Funding

Up to $1 million.

Eligible applicants

This Request for an Expression of Interest is open to the following categories of Indigenous artists from or living in Alberta:

  • individual artist
  • artist-led teams
  • artist collectives
  • partnerships of artists

Recent familial connections to Alberta First Nations or with the Metis Settlements and Métis Nation Regions are required.

Artists are defined as individuals who:

  • are actively pursuing a career in the arts
  • have invested in the development of their artistic skills, voice and goals
  • may have formal training
  • may have shared their work publicly
  • may have been compensated for their work, and
  • may have a relationship with their artistic communities and peers

Artists do not need to be working professionally in the arts full-time. Artists may also include individuals working in craft, design industries or architecture.

Eligible proposals

Eligible proposals must:

  • include a Letter of Interest for the proposed concept
  • include a resume/CV/biography(ies) in the application
  • demonstrate experience and ability to manage and deliver the scope of work proposed
  • include examples of public artwork with a clear demonstration of how the final project will be delivered with pictures/images
  • include a rendering or image to support the proposed concept attached
  • demonstrate a meaning/impression/story of how the proposal reflects the history of residential schools in Alberta
  • include a connection to Indigenous communities in Alberta

The panel will only consider proposals that meet these submission requirements.

How to apply

Step 1. Check eligibility

Be sure to meet all the eligibility needs mentioned above.

Step 2. Review the Proposal Checklist

Proposal Checklist – Print Version 

Your proposal must answer ‘yes’ to all of the items in this checklist.

Step 3. Complete an Expression of Interest

Residential Schools Memorial – Request for Expressions of Interest (PDF, 678 KB)

Step 4. Gather supporting documents

Your proposal must include:

  • a Letter of Interest for the proposed concept
  • a resume/CV/biography(ies)
  • examples of public artwork with a clear demonstration of how the final project will be delivered with pictures/images
  • a rendering or image to support the proposed concept attached

Step 5. Set up an Alberta Purchasing Connection account

Set up an account on Alberta Purchasing Connection.

Anyone who needs help with this can connect with [email protected].

Step 6. Submit your proposal

Upload your Expression of Interest and supporting documents to Alberta Purchasing Connection.

  • Under ‘Main Menu’ on the top left side of the page, click on ‘Search Opportunities’
  • Enter the keywords ‘Residential Schools Memorial’ on the following page to find the listing

After you apply

The Residential Schools Memorial Panel will review the submissions and will choose the artist, artists or collective. Information sessions with potential candidates may be held before a final decision is made. These could include a visit to the site.

The chosen artist or artists will be announced in Fall 2022.

Residential Schools Memorial Panel members (June 2022)

  • Jeannette MacInnis, acting executive director, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
  • Jennifer Paul, Indian residential school program coordinator, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations
  • Joseph RR (Reggie) Letourneau, CEO Nomad Spirit Journey, Stoney Nakota – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council
  • Lisa Weber, board president, Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women
  • Lorna Dancey, Truth and Reconciliation Coordinator, Metis Nation of Alberta
  • Sherry Cunningham, vice-president, Metis Settlements General Council
  • Bert Auger, Elder, Whitefish Lake First Nation
  • Bernie Makokis, Elder, Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Contact

Connect with First Nations and Metis Relations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Alberta Indigenous Relations
First Nations and Métis Relations
9th flr, Forestry Building
9920 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2M4

Deadline: 29-07-2022

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

In June 2016, Hot Docs and the Rogers Foundation founded the $1-million Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to support Canadian documentary projects.

Over the coming 10 years, production grants will be distributed to Canadian documentary filmmakers. Up to $20,000 will be granted to three or four projects each year.


​Applications are open. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2022.

Financial Support

The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund will provide successful applicants with a grant of up to 20 per cent of the total production costs to a maximum of $20,000. Eligible costs include those that are standard in the industry during production.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian-controlled corporation based in Canada and unaffiliated with any licensed Canadian network or programming undertaking (broadcasters and broadcaster-affiliated production companies are ineligible).
  • Have previously produced one of the following: a documentary or fiction film commercially released in Canada; a documentary or fiction film and/or series broadcast on Canadian television.
  • Key applicants to the Funds must be in good standing with Hot Docs by application date.

The Funds will occasionally consider an applicant that does not meet these requirements, provided a senior producer is meaningfully attached to the project as confirmed in writing.

Projects must:

  • be majority owned by the applicant*
  • have commitment from an eligible market partner**
  • be a one-off (i.e., series are not eligible)
  • have a minimum running time of one television hour
  • be of high quality and suitable for theatrical release and/or broadcast to Canadian audiences

* Official treaty co-productions are eligible. Preliminary approval from Telefilm Canada’s Co-Production Office will be required at time of application. Co-ventures/Co-productions with a foreign country are eligible even though the Canadian production company may not own 100 per cent of the project as long as they are certifiable by the CRTC.

** Proof of commitment from an eligible, third-party, market partner must be included in the application. The commitment should demonstrate financial commitment. This can be in the form of a signed letter of commitment or, ideally, an executed long-form agreement with the market partner. Examples of market partners are: licensed broadcasters, theatrical distributors, and new media platforms.

Funding is not granted for projects in development, completed projects, or projects that have been screened or broadcast publicly, including at festivals. The Fund encourages projects to apply as early as the development stage is complete with a confirmed market partner in place. It is acceptable if the project has not officially begun principle photography. The ideal project is at a stage of production, whether it is prepping or shooting.

Please note: A producer can apply with one project within a six month period in which the company is majority producer.

Eligibility for Re-Application

Submitted projects that do not receive funding may submit a maximum of one additional time only if the producers can demonstrate the project has undergone substantive changes since the initial application. Requests for resubmission must be received in writing to [email protected].

The Selection Committee may invite a project to be resubmitted. This decision is made solely by the Selection Committee. These candidates will be notified directly.


Application Requirements

The online application must be submitted in English on or before the deadline. There is no application fee. All materials received by Hot Docs are confidential.

Please read the eligibility rules, guidelines and FAQ section before proceeding to the online application form.

Application Questions & Required Supporting Documents


To learn more about the application questions and required supporting documents, please review our Required Information. This information is for reference only; all applicants must complete an online application.


Selection Process


Applicants will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision approximately four months after the submission deadline.

Applications deemed complete and eligible will be submitted to a Selection Committee made up of representatives from Hot Docs, and members of the filmmaking community including representatives with experience making films from underrepresented communities. Successful applicants will be determined by peer-review selection committees.


Decision Criteria


Applications will be evaluated based on feasibility, production ability, creative merit, audience, and fit with mandate.

For more information, please review the detailed breakdown.

Deadline: 27-07-2022

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Nwe-Jinan Artworks Emerging Artist Program 2022-2023

The ArtWorks Emerging Artist Program invites young creators (with less than five years experience in their field) to build skills essential to becoming a professional artist and/or entrepreneur. Emerging Artists (EAs) will have opportunities to connect with a group of inspiring creators, engage in work experience, and attend a wide range of trainings/workshops.

Program Dates/Deadlines


Program Dates: September 6, 2022 – May 30, 2023
Application Deadline: August 1, 2022 at midnight EST
*You are between 18 and 30 years of age

Eligibility


*You are between 18 – 30 years of age (you’re eligible if you are currently 30)
*You are Indigenous
*You are within the first five years of your creative practice



Is this program right for me?

  • You are Indigenous between 18 and 30 years of age
  • You are within the first 5 years of your artistic practice
  • You are looking for opportunities to build the skills you need to work as a professional artist, a freelancer, a creative entrepreneur, or a professional in the creative sector

Program highlights

  • Paid training workshops with leaders in the creative sector and creative entrepreneurs
  • Up to $1200 for training
  • Up to $500 for materials or equipment to support your practice
  • A professional bio and headshot
  • Network with a community of artists and creative entrepreneurs

Deadline: 01-08-2022

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