Accessibility and Equity
The Access Support and Application Assistance programs are designed to provide New Brunswick artists with more equitable access to artsnb grant programs. These two programs offer additional financial support to individuals who identify specific barriers to carrying out their proposed activities, or within the application process itself.
Access Support and Application Assistance requests are treated as confidential information and are not assessed by a peer jury. Requests are reviewed and awarded on a case-by-base basis by artsnb staff.
The Access Support program is designed to provide supplemental funding to successful grant recipients who identify specific disability-related supports that are needed to carry out their proposed activities.
Artists who self-identify as Deaf, having disabilities or living with mental illness may apply for additional funds to cover expenses for specific services and supports including, but not limited to: the hiring of Sign language interpreters or personal attendants; the rental of specialized equipment; or disability-related transportation and accommodation costs.
Access Support Forms
The Application Assistance program is designed to provide funding to:
- Artists who identify as Deaf or as having a disability or living with mental illness, and who identify specific disability-related barriers to completing an online grant application; and
- Indigenous artists facing language, geographic and/or cultural barriers within the online application process.
Application Assistance funds may be used toward specific services and supports including, but not limited to: application development, Sign language translation into written English or French, Indigenous language translation into written English or French, general transcription or editing services and organizing support materials.
Artists requesting Application Assistance must specify a third-party service provider and provide a quote for services required. Once approved, payment is made directly to the third-party service provider.
Application Assistance Forms