Sponsorship Program

We provide sponsorship to all eligible members of the Cree Arts and Crafts Association. The Sponsorship program is designed to increase opportunities for our members and support their artistic and career development in the arts, including the purchase of supplies and equipment.

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Sponsorship Request Dates

Deadline for submissions are : April 1st, July 1st, October 1st and February 1st.

All applicants must submit by these dates to be eligible.

Criteria of Eligibility for the Applicant

  • Must be a member of CNACA for a minimum of 2 years and fully pay the applicable fees before receiving grant.
  • Member of Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee and shall produce to this end a picture of their Beneficiary Identification Card with their sponsorship request.
  • Non-Cree Applicants may also be considered if the project benefits members of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee.
  • Corporations, Organizations or associations shall demonstrate that it is legally constituted pursuant to applicable laws and by-laws.

Applicant Categories

Applicants are categorized in the following categories:

  • Amateur
  • Semi-Professional
  • Professional


  • The amounts awarded shall vary between $500.00 up to a maximum of $5,000.00 per project.
  • The amount awarded shall correspond to 20% of the amount requested, but shall not exceed the maximum amount of $5,000.
  • The amount awarded shall depend on the category of the applicant, with a maximum amount of:
    • $500.00 in the Amateur category
    • $2000.00 in the Semi-Professional category
    • $5000.00 in the Professional category
  • Larger amounts may be awarded if the project is far-reaching and if it benefits the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee.
  • The sponsorship request must be submitted by an applicant prior to the deadline

How to Apply

Applying for sponsorship is easy. Download the application form, fill it out electronically on your computer or tablet, attached the required documents and send it via email to the following :

Adrienne Shecapio
Special Projects and Events Coordinator
Phone: 418-745-2444
Fax: 418-745-2324

Please click on the buttons below to download the Sponsorship Application form and Sponsorship Policy document.