Arts Mentorship Grant

Mentorships allow artists to receive training in an informal environment. This grant pays a wage subsidy to either a mentor or an apprentice to encourage mature artists to share their expertise with emerging artists.

Who can apply?
How much money is available?
  • Up to $3,000 per application 
  • Equity requirement 25%
  • Maximum two applications per individual per year 
Application deadline
  • Applications must be received by 4pm on the 1st of each intake month. 
  • There is no intake on January 1st, August 1st or December 1st.
  • The last intake of the year is November 1st at 4pm.
  • Applications must be received a minimum of two months before the project is planned to start. The two-month minimum starts when the next intake closes.
  • Funding is available until the annual budget is exhausted.
Eligible uses of the grant
  • Either the mentor or the apprentice can receive a wage subsidy.
  • This grant can provide for one-on-one training, or several trainees working with a mentor.
  • Equity can be met through documenting the value of materials or additional time from the apprentice or mentor.
Ineligible uses of the grant
  • The mentor cannot be a member of the apprentice’s immediate family.
  • A grant cannot pay for both the mentor and apprentice’s wages.
  • Other items as outlined in the General Grant Guidelines.
How to apply

Full details of the Arts Mentorship Grant can be found in the Application Guide.

Applications must be submitted online through our grant management system. You will need to create an account to access application forms, save drafts, and submit your application. If you don’t have access to a computer or need assistance with your application, please call or visit our offices. 

Approval process

The Gwaii Trust Board of Directors will review complete applications to make funding decisions by consensus. Funding decisions usually take two months after any scheduled intake deadline.