In a recent economic statement, the federal government announced that it will be allocating approximately $180 million in additional funds for the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts. This funding is set to come in 2021‒22 and its purpose is to enhance support to the arts sector.
The Canada Council for the Arts has expressed its plan to use these additional funds to support projects that create jobs. The Council plans to support those who have been without work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council is looking for applicants who have the following:
Research and creation projects that require hiring collaborators;
Creative projects for new works or adaptations of existing works that will enable artistic and literary creations with broader audiences via digital technology.
Proposals should include that the applicant hire artists and experts, who need to work to get through the pandemic.