The CALQ offers aid for presenting a grant application for artists with disabilities. This support covers in whole or in part expenses incurred to obtain services needed to prepare and draft the application and to produce a grant usage report.
- 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).
Artists can receive up to $500 depending on the program and component in which they have submitted an application. The amount of the grant is determined after the analysis of supporting documents provided by the applicant. Lump sum aid of $150 is automatically paid to compensate for expenses related to producing the usage report for projects supported.
How to apply
The artist must submit the application at the same time as the main application to the program selected. If the main application is deemed eligible, a grant is awarded automatically. If needed, CALQ employees are available to offer the artist guidance so that they do not unnecessarily draft an application before ensuring that their project is in fact eligible for the program selected.
This application for aid will not be counted toward the five grants an artist may apply for or receive in a financial year.