Aid for people with disabilities for presenting a candidacy or a grant application
About the application deadline
At the same time as the main application or candidacy, based on the application deadline for the program selected.
In adopting its Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities 2022-2023This link will open in a new window, the CALQ has committed to reducing obstacles to inclusion for cultural creators to foster their integration and full participation in cultural life and Québec society.
This is the context in which it now offers people with a disability financial aid to produce their grant application.
For the purposes of this aid program, the CALQ uses the definition of person with a disability as found in the Law, i.e., “a person with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is liable to encounter barriers in performing everyday activities.”
The disability may be motor, intellectual, visual, auditory, or related to a learning disability or mental health disorder.
The grant can cover, in whole or in part, expenses incurred to obtain services to facilitate the presentation of a grant application or candidacy for a person with a disability.
Services required to prepare or draft the application as well as services required to produce a use report for a grant are eligible.
This financial aid is for professional artists in any discipline supported by the CALQ and curators in digital arts, visual arts, film and video, arts and crafts, and architectural research,
- who are eligible for the CALQ;
- whose project meets eligibility conditions and rules for the program in which the main application will be submitted;
- who encounter difficulties completing an application because of obstacles related to a disability:
- people who identify as deaf or hard of hearing;
- people who identify as having a disability (visual, physical, or motor disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or mental health disorder).
When a nomination for a CALQ award or for the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec is submitted by a third party, the latter may also be eligible for the program if they work in one of the CALQ’s areas of responsibility, i.e., visual arts, arts and crafts, literature, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, digital arts and architectural research. Only awards for which applications are submitted directly to the CALQ are covered by this program.
As needed, it is possible to obtain personal support from the CALQ to ensure the project or candidacy are in fact eligible for the program chosen before beginning to draft the application.
This program is for professional artists in all disciplines supported by the CALQ This link will open in a new window and curators in digital arts, visual arts, film and video, arts and crafts, and architectural research.
It is also open to a third party who would submit a candidacy for an award from the CALQ or for the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec as long as this person works in one of the CALQ's fields of competence, i.e., visual arts, arts and crafts, literature, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, digital arts and architectural research.
Before requesting aid to present an application or candidacy, it is important to ensure that the main application or candidacy meets the eligibility criteria for the program in which it will be presented, referring to the text of said program.
The application for aid to present a grant application or candidacy must be submitted to the CALQ at the same time as the main grant application or candidacy.
An application for aid to this program is considered only if it is accompanied by a grant application or candidacy in another CALQ program.
It is not counted toward the number of grants the artist may request or receive based on the following rule:
An artist can submit up to five separate applications and receive a maximum of five grants per CALQ fiscal year, from April 1st to March 31st. All applications submitted, including those deemed ineligible, are counted in the annual maximum.
The rules that govern the process for awarding grants at the CALQ are listed in the regular programs.
The CALQ allocates a maximum amount for different types of grants based on an estimate of the number of hours of work required to prepare an application.
The following table indicates the maximum amount for financial aid that may be granted.
Invoices must be attached to the application.
If the artist receives a grant from the program in which they submitted an application, the CALQ will automatically grant the lump sum of $150 to produce the use report.
Financial aid is automatically granted if the main application is deemed eligible.
The amount of the grant is established based on supporting documents that accompany the application up to the maximum amounts presented above. It can cover costs incurred in whole or in part.
Financial support is one time and non-recurrent.
Applications are reviewed by CALQ program officers based on eligibility conditions and established scales.
All eligible applications will receive financial support.
The CALQ’s board of directors shall make the final decision about the award of grants. Decisions are final and may not be appealed.
Payment will be made in a single instalment in the days following the response to the main application.
At the same time as the grant application or candidacy for a CALQ award.
Using the corresponding section of the application form for the grant or candidacy for a CALQ award or the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Invoices attesting to payment for support services must be attached to the application.