Operations Assistance for Arts Training Organizations – Section 1: Disciplines Requiring a Continuous Training Stream from a Young Age

Aide au fonctionnement pour les organismes de formation en art – Volet 1 : Disciplines nécessitant l’existence d’une filière de formation dès le plus jeune âge et en mode continu


Ministère de la Culture et des Communications

Program Type




Type of Aid


Financial Aid

75%, up to $60,000 for organizations strengthening the foundation of a training stream, or up to $1,000,000 for organizations establishing the foundation of a training stream


This program seeks to support training as well as increase cultural vitality and innovation in targeted disciplines. The program promotes quality training at all stages through the development or strengthening of training sectors, facilitates the integration of graduates into the labour market, and provides support for active professionals.


  • Applicants are assessed according to the following:
  • The financial situation of the organization and the diversification of its funding sources

  • The organization’s resource management and its structure with regard to its activities and the division of responsibilities

  • The interaction between the organization and its field as well as within its main area of focus

  • The character and the quality of the training offered, in combination with the qualifications, skills, and professional background of its teachers

  • The quality of the facilities and equipment

  • The organization’s integration in an established training stream, depending on its discipline (schools only)

  • The proposed activities in support of students’ progress through the training stream or, where necessary, the activities to support professional integration of graduates and the continued training of active professionals

  • The organization’s strategic importance in terms of the accessibility of art training in the territory it serves

  • The organization’s contribution to the vitality of its territory in terms of developing partnerships in its field and participation in the community

  • Applications in the field of music are limited to classical music only

Eligible Expenses

  • Costs associated with salaries and benefits for teaching, support, and administrative staff directly necessary for the functioning of the organization
  • Costs associated with related activities (housing, library, cafeteria, performances, exhibitions, and crafts fairs)
  • Equipment and location rental costs
  • Costs for material and equipment purchases
  • Fees related to studies and consulting undertaken for the fulfillment of the organization’s mission
  • Subcontracting fees
  • Promotion fees
  • Travel fees
  • Administrative costs

Supporting Documents