Organization: Canada Council for the Arts
The Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects program provides support for Aboriginal artists to travel to other Aboriginal communities to collaborate in a traditional or contemporary artistic practice. This is a multidisciplinary program that is open to individual Aboriginal artists, arts groups, artists’ collectives and arts organizations.
The program encourages social and community environments that support the development of Aboriginal arts and artistic practices. It aims to foster unique artistic relationships and networks through inter-nation collaborative exchanges among Aboriginal artists, across all disciplines.
In general terms, the Travel Grants for Aboriginal Collaborative Projects program supports collaborations that are:
- Creative – Two artists or groups of artists creating a work together.
- Developmental – The development of artistic skills and techniques among participants, the advancement of traditional or contemporary artistic knowledge, and the formalized exploration of artistic themes.
- Exploratory and Research – Artistic research with Aboriginal communities to recover, examine, and authenticate traditional histories and artistic practices (while respecting each Aboriginal nation’s affirmed protocol.)
Note: For this program, the Canada Council encourages submissions in Inuktitut or any other Aboriginal language, which will be translated into English or French for the assessment committee.