Fiscal Sponsorship

Application Deadline: September 1st 2021

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To better reflect the situation facing the arts community today and the associated challenges, the Conseil has updated the program’s measures. Learn more

Diversifying funding sources pays off!

Fiscal sponsorship is a component of the Conseil’s General Funding Program for Arts Organizations, which is aimed at arts organizations that want to obtain funding for their artistic endeavours while helping the Conseil find funds. Once these organizations are accepted into the fiscal sponsorship program, they become representatives of the Conseil in its fundraising efforts. It is a good way for these organizations to solicit donations from foundations, companies, and individuals, and to become known to donors.

The Conseil provides donors with tax receipts. Because arts organizations must be eligible for assistance from the Conseil beforehand, and their eligibility for fiscal sponsorship is evaluated based on artistic excellence and good governance criteria, this sponsorship is considered an endorsement for stimulating contributions.

Soliciting the private sector can pose a major challenge for arts organizations. Feel free to refer to our arts and philanthropy consultation service.


Organizations must meet the following criteria:
• They must be not-for-profit.
• Their head office must be located on the Island of Montréal.
• Their board of directors must mainly be composed of Canadian citizens or landed immigrants living in Canada.
• Their principal mandates must be to create, produce, and distribute work in the arts.


Individual artists, artist collectives, and organizations involved in variety shows and singing are not eligible. Organizations seeking funding for activities that are already completed or underway are also not eligible.

For more information, see the document below:
Program Presentation
Consult our FAQ

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Talar Agopian
Project Manager—Arts and Philanthropy