Welcome to the Winnipeg Arts Council's online application page.

This website is currently used for the Project, Individual Artist and Professional Development grants ONLY. Multiyear grant applicants must use the forms found on the WAC website. To apply for a Winnipeg Arts Council grant using this website you will need to create a profile. Click "Login" on the menu above to sign in or create a profile. If you are unsure about which program you should be applying to or which process you should use, please contact Dominic Lloyd, Program & Arts Development Manager at the WAC office.



The Project Grant Program for Arts Organizations & Collectives is intended for new and developing arts organizations, established arts organizations that work on a project basis, and arts organizations undertaking a special, one-time initiative. Collectives or unincorporated groups may be eligible provided that they meet the special criteria outlined in the guidelines. The program is designed to provide partial support to a broad range of activities and art forms, reflecting different cultural traditions and art practices. A Project Grant must be applied to a specific project - with potential for artistic merit and civic impact - planned to take place within the 18 months following the notification date (mid-May of each year). 

Click here for program details along with downloadable copies of the program guidelines. Please read the guidelines thoroughly before beginning your application.




The Individual Artist Grant supports the creation of new work in any art form, or the development, production, curation, or exhibition of works of art by Winnipeg artists. Artists working as part of a collective to produce non-individual works including Fringe Festival or other theatre productions should apply to the Project Grant program rather than the Individual Artist Grant program. Collectives must contact the Winnipeg Arts Council before applying to confirm eligibility. 

Click here for program details along with downloadable copies of the program guidelines. Please read the guidelines thoroughly before beginning your application.




The Professional Development Grant Program is designed to provide support to artists and arts administrators for activities that contribute to their professional development and enhance their careers in the arts. These activities may include: unique opportunities for short-term study (beyond basic training) in a formal or informal setting; attendance at events where the work of the applicant is to be presented or where the applicant is an invited speaker or resource person; or travel that is a component of such activities. 

Click here for program details along with downloadable copies of the program guidelines. Please read the guidelines thoroughly before beginning your application.