Inuit and First Nations Arts – Revitalization, Creation, and, Transmission

Arts autochtones – Revitalisation, création et transmission



Program Type




Type of Aid


Financial Aid

75%, no maximum


This program seeks to contribute to the knowledge, recognition, and promotion of Inuit and First Nations artists and the Inuit and First Nations arts, as well as to foster the reappropriation and transmission of traditional Inuit and First Nations knowledge, languages and arts, in addition to their development. Other objectives include:

Facilitating the early career and professional development of Inuit and First Nations artists by supporting their first professional experiences and fostering sponsorships and guidance

Supporting Inuit and First Nations artists in their practice throughout their careers

Supporting the dissemination, circulation, and promotion of Inuit and First Nations works and artists inside and outside Québec


  • Eligible applicant organizations must:
  • Be a legally constituted, non-profit legal person with its head office in Quebec

  • Offer services or present professional artistic activities

  • Have a board of directors composed of a majority of Inuit or Aboriginal people belonging to one of the First Nations of Canada, having Canadian citizenship and ordinarily residing in Quebec

  • Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the start of the project
  • Maximum of eight concurrent projects with CALQ per year
  • Organizations funded by SODEC or the Ministry of Culture and Communications are ineligible
  • Eligible activities include:
  • Organizational consolidation

  • Membership growth and development

  • Audience development and retention activities

  • National and international development

  • Fundraising

Eligible Expenses

  • All project expenses

Supporting Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Copies of the organization’s letters patent
  • Copies of the organization’s general regulations
  • Contracts with related organizations, if applicable
  • Financial statements from the most recent completed fiscal year
  • Detailed budget
  • Summary of the organization’s activities and main achievements
  • Supporting audiovisual materials