The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
The Capacity Building Program provides strategic support to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives and organizations. This support is intended to assist the development of administration, financial management and governance structures. The program also provides opportunities for organizational development and professional development.
The Capacity Building Program is composed of the following three components.
1. The Flying Eagle
2. Annual Project Funding
3. Multi-year Project Funding
The Flying Eagle
This component provides flexible, short-term (up to six months) support to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives, organizations, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development. The Flying Eagle component of this program has its own guidelines and application form, which are available on the Canada Council's website.
Annual Project Funding
This component provides focused one-year project support to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives and organizations that are committed to building their organizational capacity and/or community capacity.
Multi-year Project Funding (2012-2015)
This component provides multi-year project funding to Aboriginal arts groups, collectives and organizations that already have a permanent infrastructure in place or are committed to building one.