Project grant programs provide one-time funding for time-limited projects. Project funding is available to eligible visual and media arts organizations and collectives through the Visual/Media Arts Projects program and to eligible individual artists through the Visual Artists and the Media Artists programs.
Operating grant programs provide support to non-profit arts organizations (incorporated and unincorporated) for their ongoing activities. The funding contributes to both the artistic and administrative costs associated with the organization’s operations.
Operating programs are offered on an Annual cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next fiscal year, and on a Multi-Year cycle, where the assessment determines the grant allocation for the organization’s next three fiscal years. The Multi-Year Operating cycle is only open to applications once every three years.