Workshop #1: Understanding the Arts Councils

Arts councils offer essential funds for creative documentary filmmakers. Sometimes considered an alternative form of funding (in comparison to the broadcast funding model), the councils provide opportunities for filmmakers to explore their artistic practice with independence and creative freedom. Join us as we do a deep dive into the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, to better understand the funding opportunities offered by each council.

Format: Zoom recording
Duration: 02:49:53

Session Overview:

  1. What is an Arts Council?
  2. What Artists and Projects are Eligible?
  3. What Prep Work Should I Do?
  4. What Funding Programs are Available to Doc Filmmakers?
    • Toronto Arts Council
    • Ontario Arts Council
    • Canada Council for the Arts
  5. What Makes for an Effective Application? with Guest Speaker Elisa Paloschi (Producer, Director, Writer, and Cinematographer)