he Indigenous Development Grants Program will provide funding for project and professional development for both Indigenous individuals and majority Indigenous-owned companies.
The Solidarity Fund will provide development grants for racialized screen creators, including both individuals and companies, with a priority on reaching Black creators. This program has been developed in partnership with the Racial Equity Media Collective (REMC) and BIPOC TV & Film.
Funding for the programs comes from the Canada Media Fund’s allocation of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport and the Producer Pledge Fund, which was created to support BIPOC creators during COVID and is the first initiative started by supporters and members of the Independent Media Producers Association of Creative Talent (IMPACT).
An additional contribution to the Solidarity Fund has been made by the Inspirit Foundation.