I heard yesterday about my grant application for Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Originals program. I applied for this a while ago, the program is “to help artists, groups and arts organizations pivot their work for online audiences during the COVID-19“. It’s $5000, what they a call a micro innovation grant and they are giving out something like 200 of them, so a million dollars over all.
I saw a Facebook post a few months ago by another poet talking about missing a Canada Council grant deadline for something else. And I thought, “hey, I should think about that”. So I looked up what you have to do, the first step is being approved to be able to apply in terms of published work etc. You submit the required material and then wait. I was approved for literary writing so then started looking and saw that at the moment the only thing I could apply for was the Digital Originals program.