The following are funding links and resources to help guide you in accessing funding for your business in product development and employment opportunities for students. If you are an employer, you can apply for the Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs in January to be awarded in March or April. If you are a student, in order to be included in these summer employment programs, you must register and submit your resumé online so that employers can see your qualifications and be selected.
If you are an Indigenous Artist, you can source your funding through the New Brunswick Arts Board and/or register with the Canada Council for the Arts.
Deadlines for Local Festivals: Building Communities Through Art and Heritage are:
January 31 – for festivals starting between September 1 and December 31;
April 30 – for festivals starting between January 1 and June 30;
October 15 – for festivals starting between July and August 31
Funding Programs for Indigenous Businesses
Funding Programs for Indigenous Artists
Canada Council for the Arts
Must create a profile portal for Indigenous Artists or organization and approved before access to funding programs
The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) has produced an Indigenous Tourism Business Toolkit to help operators ensure their business is ready for their intended level of operations, and ready to receive funding.