New $1 M Catalyst Tool to Amplify Digital Creation

Jun 05 2019

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to announce that it has teamed up with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer an exciting new opportunity to artists in Canada starting this summer.

The initiative, called the Creation Accelerator, is designed to support the development, creation and sharing of original digital content for potential distribution on CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital platforms.

The initiative will have two phases. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant to develop an original idea working with an independent producer and mentored by CBC/Radio-Canada. Following this development phase, the Canada Council and CBC/Radio-Canada will select projects for production and potential distribution on CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital platforms.

Who will be able to apply?

The Creation Accelerator will be open to artists, artistic organizations and groups across the country with a validated Canada Council profile, in all fields of practice, including new and early career artists. No prior digital experience will be required.

What types of projects will be funded?

We’ll be looking for proposals for unique and boundary-pushing content, with the potential to engage a broad audience or underserved public. Consider pitching your idea for a podcast, web series, short doc, digital graphic novel, experimental dance video, sound art, animation and more. This is your opportunity to think outside the box!

When is the deadline?

The deadline for the first phase of the Creation Accelerator will be
October 16, 2019.

When will I be able to apply?

Full guidelines and details for the Creation Accelerator will be shared in late June when the initiative opens for applications on Council’s grant application portal.