2023 Independent Microgrants Call for Applications:

Program: Microgrants for Creative or Cultural Exploration (Independent Stream)

Grant Timeline: January – June 2023

Microgrant Amount: $500 – $1,250

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 21st 2022 at 11:59PM 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, January 8th 2023 at 11:59pm

The Museum of Jewish Montreal is excited to announce our next round of Microgrants for Creative or Cultural Exploration, providing another round of seed funding to help young adults bring their innovative project ideas to life. By offering this funding, we hope to give applicants the chance to pursue their interests and realize their ideas while encouraging intellectual curiosity and community-building. Grants will range from $500-$1,250 per project.

All applicants currently living in and around Greater Montreal are invited to apply as individuals or in small groups (up to 3 people) for creative projects at any stage of development. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, however proposed projects must relate to Jewish culture or identity. To be eligible, applicants must be aged 18-35. Those with multi-faceted and intersectional identities (these could include, but are in no way limited to: members of racialized communities, newcomers, those from interfaith backgrounds, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2+, and gender non-conforming identifying persons) will be prioritized.

Candidates are invited to apply for one of two funding options; Creative Production Grants or Independent Event Grants. 

Creative Production Grants support the development of projects whose outcome does not include a live event. This can include: 

  • Small printed publications/zine/chapbooks,
  • A podcast mini-series, 
  • A research project or article, 
  • Or a website, blog or social media account.  

Independent Event Grants include a live event component, which will be held through the Museum and receive planning support from its staff. This can include: 

  • Speaker panel, 
  • Artist talk, 
  • Book reading, 
  • Workshop, 
  • Performance, 
  • Or a concert. 

We are looking for projects from each of the following three areas: food, art, and culture/heritage.

As you prepare your application, please note the following guidelines and eligibility requirements the selection committee will look for in proposed projects: 

  • We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, but projects must relate to Jewish culture or identity
  • Projects must be creative or cultural in nature; we are looking for projects from each of the following three areas: food, art, and culture/heritage.
  • Projects should have a defined scope and purpose at the time of proposal
  • Projects should include elements or themes that will engage the Museum’s target audience of young Jewish adults aged 18-35
  • Proposals can be for the initial steps, early development, or beginning of a larger project that goes beyond the scope of the grant, but proposed projects for the Microgrant must have a component that can be presented to the public within the grant timeline and with the grant’s financing
  • For Independent Event Grants, projects must be feasible to achieve and ready to present to the public in March and April of 2023. 
  • For Creative Production Grants, grantees will be expected to deliver projects in June of 2023.

Click here to see past successful Microgrant projects and events 

To apply, please visit this link, where application questions can be found and answers can be submitted directly: