Trillium Foundation awards funding to micro-finance for artists research project

By Samantha Mehra
  • Elizabeth Chitty / Photo by Brian Yungblut Photography

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON), has been awarded a $27,800 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Province-Wide Program. The award supports a research project that aims to discover how micro-finance might support Ontario artists. The project is a collaboration with the Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC Ontario), Dance Ontario, Ontario Crafts Council, and the Canadian Music Centre - Ontario Region. In a press release, CADA-ON Executive Director Elizabeth Chitty expressed the intent of the project: “This research project will investigate and explore how micro-finance tools work, how they could be used by individual artists in Ontario and what steps will be required to enable their use by artists … Artists’ improved status will enable their greater contribution to Ontarians’ quality of life, social and economic health.” http://www.cada-on.ca

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