Organization: The Museum of Jewish Montreal 

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

Project Development Timeframe: December 2021 – March 2022

Project Event Timeframe: February 2022 – March 2022

Microgrant Amount: $500-$1,100 

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5th 2021 11:59pm

The Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled 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-$1,100 per project.

All applicants currently living in or with a strong connection to a community in Quebec 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. Applicants aged 18-35 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, LGBTQ2+, and gender non-conforming identifying persons) will be prioritized.

Each microgrant project should include a live event component, to be held through the Museum. This can include: speaker panel, artist talk, book reading, workshop, performance, or concert. Please consider how any in-person events can be adapted to be an online event due to the global pandemic. Candidates will receive planning support from the Museum to put on their events. 

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

Though not limited to the following, project deliverables may include:

  • Small printed publications/zines/chapbooks 
  • A podcast mini-series, demo
  • Research project or article
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Presentation: speaker panel, book reading, lecture, concert, performance
  • A website, blog or social media account (Instagram, TikTok, Byte)
  • Creative uses of public space, for example an outdoor scavenger hunt or walking tour
  • A small-scale installation or pop-up exhibit, such as a vitrine or temporary outdoor display (please note that micrograntees must find and coordinate their own space)
  • A personal/family exploration project, to be presented in a format of choice
  • A project focused on community-building through an experimental activity or experience

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

Please note that only selected applications will be contacted. 

For any additional questions, please email  

Our mandate: The Museum of Jewish Montreal is an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s Jewish history and identity, share our diverse heritage, and create new cultural experiences.

This microgrant initiative has been generously funded by Quebec Community Groups Network Community Innovation Fund, whose mission is helping Quebec’s English-speaking communities put social innovation in action by supporting innovative projects that address the needs and priorities of vulnerable English-speaking youth, seniors and newcomers.

Funding acknowledgement:

The Community Innovation Fund is financed in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Children and Families Component and is part of the Action Plan for Official Languages – 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future. The fund is managed by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).