Founded in 2008, ArtBridges — a Tides Canada project — is a hub that connects people and organizations involved in socially-engaged arts from across Canada. Through its work, ArtBridges strives to provide better access to arts and art-making for communities of all sizes and geographic locations, but particularly for people living in remote, under-resourced and under-serviced communities.ArtBridges is active in highlighting arts activities and helping link people to them, connecting different arts initiatives to share knowledge and resources, and promoting the field of socially-engaged arts.


This grant will support new staff positions that will help increase ArtBridges’ organizational capacity. Leading to improved services to French-speaking and Indigenous groups across Canada, ArtBridges will play a stronger role in representing the socially-engaged arts field to stakeholders and funders.



  • 2013-2016
  • $ 298,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Arts & Social Inclusion