Important Application Information: COVID-19
REMINDER: The Shevchenko Foundation is accepting grant applications until December 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022, we will revert to our biannual granting schedule with grant deadlines of April 1 and October 1, 2022.
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Important Application Information for Individuals
The Shevchenko Foundation has amended its eligibility requirements for Individuals until March 31, 2022. You may apply for up to 90% of your project or program costs. Please read our Grants to Individuals Covid-19 Recovery Program Statement.
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Temerty Covid-19 Relief Fund for Organizations
Applications for funding assistance through the Temerty Covid-19 Relief Fund are currently being accepted. Special grants of up to $5,000 are available to qualifying organizations to help maintain administrative functionality, so that they may continue to provide relevant programming to their members and community.
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The Shevchenko Foundation Grants Program supports the preservation and promotion of Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the development of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.
The Shevchenko Foundation fulfills its mandate by disbursing grants to organizations, groups and individuals in support of Ukrainian Canadian cultural development in four pillars: Arts, Community Development, Heritage, and Education.
The Arts Program recognizes the value of the arts as a fundamental aspect of expressing a unique cultural identity and promoting the creation, advancement and dissemination of Ukrainian Canadian artistic endeavours. The Arts Program is comprised of 6 sectors – Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.
Through the Community Development Program we demonstrate our commitment to the sustainability of a vibrant and flourishing Ukrainian community in Canada, and to fostering a sense of common identity and fellowship, participation in community life, and strengthening of community institutions.
Knowledge of the Ukrainian language, culture and history are important components of Ukrainian community identity in Canada together with recognition of the contribution Ukrainians made to Canadian society and history. The Education Program seeks to increase and disseminate knowledge of all aspects of Ukrainian life in Canada through traditional and non-traditional educational programming.
The Heritage Program is intended to ensure that the history of the Ukrainian community in Canada is preserved and that the important sources of Ukrainian Canadian history and life are not lost to future generations.
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Grants For Artists
Arts Program grants are available to individuals and organizations alike in the fields of dance, music, literary arts, media arts, theatre, and visual arts.
Community Projects Grants
Community Development Program grants are available to organizations and individuals for national and local festivals, community concert events, and community development projects.
Heritage Program Grants
Heritage Program grants support individuals, groups, organizations and institutions to collect, study, and preserve materials and intellectual heritage of Ukrainian life in Canada.
Education Program Grants
Education Program grants are available to individuals, collectives, organizations, and educational and scholarly institutions for the development and advancements of the teaching of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian Studies, and the teaching of the Ukrainian language. It also provides bursaries and scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students.