Grants and Programs

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Our grants and programming help develop young  content creators within the arts and media sectors, and also support individuals and organizations pushing for systemic change. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our timelines for various initiatives, however, we remain committed to furthering equity through our programming vision.  

While we do not have an open call out for applications at this time, we encourage you to contact us if you have an idea that may align with Inspirit’s priorities. 

1. Content Creators

We work to build the capacity of content creators who are 18-34 years old, face barriers due to ethnic, racial, or religious discrimination, and who use media and arts to advance equity and pluralism. Our grants support initiatives that: 

  • Aim to develop skills and resources within communities to tell their own stories. 
  • Increase the production, exposure, and amplification of diverse narratives.  

 2. Change Systems

We fund systems-focused projects that use arts and media strategies to engage Canadians on pressing social issues that intersect with racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination. Our work also addresses systemic barriers within the arts and media sectors, and seeks to foster conditions for equity and pluralism to thrive. 

We look for arts and media-focused initiatives and projects that: 

  • Aim to shift system structures, practices, policies, or processes in order to address discrimination and foster more equitable access. 
  • Spark compelling new narratives that challenge harmful stereotypes, shed light on systemic drivers of critical social issues, and inspire action to shift resources, values, power, mindsets, or infrastructure. 

Learn about our previous projects and grantees: