Make and Grow Microgrants for Visual Artists

Application deadline Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Presented in partnership with QPOC Winnipeg and University of Manitoba Institute of Humanities

Make and Grow Microgrants of $300 each are available to help fund creative projects and professional development. Tell us how we can help you achieve your short-term goals and needs. Do you need to buy materials to make a particular piece? Rent a studio in which to create? Hire a senior artist for feedback, advice or help writing a grant application? Take a workshop? We seek project proposals from Manitoba visual artists at all levels of their career, including students, and of all backgrounds and genders. Projects by Queer, Trans and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) artists will be given priority.

These microgrants are intended to provide rapid support in these uncertain times, when many artists have had exhibitions and other work suspended, postponed or cancelled.

Adjudication will be based on your proposal for creation (what you want to make and what you need to make it) and/or your professional development plan (what you want to do to move your practice forward). Proposals for all visual media (including film and performance) are welcome. Previous recipients of a Make Anything Microgrant are not eligible to apply.

The application process is purposefully quick and easy. None of us need to be spending even more time on computers these days! Go to to apply, and then let’s get back to making and learning.

Any questions? Contact Adriana at [email protected].