Funds for official-language minority community artists

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About the program

Get a grant of up to $60,000 for activities that directly support a market access and development strategy if you are an artist, group or arts organization who identifies as belonging to an official language minority community (OLMC) where that language is not the majority language in your province or territory (e.g. Angolophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec).
The Market Access Strategy for Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC) Fund aims to increase access of applicants from OLMCs to a diversity of markets and publics.

This fund supports Canadian professional artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations who self-identify as belonging to an OLMC (defined as groups of people whose maternal or chosen official language is not the majority language in their province or territory – in other words, Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec).

You may be eligible for Application Assistance to pay someone to help you with the application process if you are experiencing difficulty and self-identify as:

  • an artist who is Deaf, hard of hearing, has a disability or is living with a mental illness
  • a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers.


1.self-identify in the portal as an OLMC”
2. be eligible to Canada Council programs

Your eligibility to apply to this fund is determined by the validated profile created in the portal.

Organizations presently receiving core (operating) grants can apply to this fund for exceptional projects that extend beyond regular activities.  You are responsible for demonstrating the exceptional nature of your project.

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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