Financial assistance programs


Subsidy for artists in the visual arts and craft arts


This subsidy is intended for professional artists in the visual arts or arts and crafts who occupy an immovable or part of an immovable used as an artist’s studio for the production of original works of research or expression.

The subsidy is granted under Section 92 of the Municipal Powers Act (QLR, c. C-47.1).

Since 2020 this program is jointly managed by the Service de la culture de la Ville de Montréal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal. 

An applicant only needs to present one request; if they are eligible, they will receive the grant in two installments, corresponding to the City’s contribution and the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s contribution. Subsequently, a Conseil team member will contact artists who are determined to be eligible for the program to gather any information needed to complete their file, in particular, a social insurance number.  

Applications to the granting program for professional visual artists must now be submitted via an online form. 

There are two versions of the form:

NOTE: The online form currently does not allow you to save your answers as you go. You will therefore need to be sure that you have all the necessary materials before starting your application, in particular your supplier number and the supporting documents that will be used to assess your eligibility for the program. 

More information is available below, in the documentation section. 

Information session

An information webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please register on the following link to participate.



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Direction du développement culturel
Service de la culture
514 868-5819