Grants available for Aboriginal media artists

NANAIMO - Canada Council for the Arts seeks applicants for Aboriginal Media Arts Program grant.

The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking applications for its Aboriginal Media Arts Program grant.

The grant is designed to reduce barriers for Aboriginal artists. It is meant to help Aboriginal artists develop their careers and produce independent artwork. Media arts includes film, video, audio or new media, which is the use of multimedia, computer or communication equipment for artistic expression.

Applicants must be First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

The media program isn’t open to undergraduate students at a college or university.

However, emerging artists can apply as well as mid-career and established artists.

Grants range from $3,000 to $60,000 depending on the individual’s career level.

The project may involve one or more activities such as writing a film script, creating a media artwork or production and taking media arts training.

The deadline to apply is April 1.

For more information, a complete set of guidelines or an application form please go to www.canadacouncil.ca or call 1-800-263-5588.