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Music: Multi-Year Operating Funding

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits
for Local Musical Programming

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Funding Source:

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Toronto Arts Council (TAC)

Deadline Date:

03/08/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Ontario nonprofit organizations that provide musical programming in eligible communities. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. The goal of the program is to help organizations involved in the presentation and production of music to maintain long-term stability. Eligible organizations are located in the City of Toronto and have a significant portion of its activities occurring within the City.

The Music Program provides Multi-Year Operating support to professional non-profit music organizations engaged in the creation, production and presentation of music, and other activities that contribute to the development of music, music artists, and music audiences in Toronto. The program aims to encourage long-term vision and planning and to provide stability for music organizations. Funding through this program supports both operations and programming. The City of Toronto provides the funding for this program through its Community Partnership and Investment Program. In 2021, this program is open to Music Service Organizations.

The Music Program supports a diverse range of musical forms with a high priority given to organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to the development and performance of original works by Canadian composers.

These grants contribute to the artistic and administrative costs associated with an organization’s ongoing music activities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153931

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for Multi-Year Operating funding, an applicant must:

- Be non-profit
- Be located in the City of Toronto and have a significant portion of its activities occurring within the City
- Have been in operation for at least four years
- Have received Annual Operating funding through TAC’s Music program for at least the two past years.
- Have a demonstrated record of regular, ongoing programming
- Have professional artistic leadership
- Have a viable administrative structure
- Be governed by a Board of Directors or other body responsible for the organization
- Have stable artistic, organizational and board leadership with plans in place for any transition
- Have sound financial management and balanced budgets over time
- Submit verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year
- For requests over $30,000, audited financial statements are required
- For requests of $30,000 or less, if annual operating revenues are $100,000 or more, a review engagement is required (or, if available, audited financial statements)
- For requests of $30,000 or less, if annual operating revenues are under $100,000, unaudited financial statements that include a balance sheet and a statement of income and expenses is required (or, if available, audited financial statements or a review engagement)
- Receive significant support on an annual basis from other levels of government and/or the public and/or the private sector

In addition to the General Eligibility Requirements listed above, in order to apply for Multi-Year Operating support:

- Choral Organizations must produce a minimum of three self-presented concerts with different repertoire in each season (self-presented means that the choral organization takes responsibility for planning, production and ticket selling).

- Opera organizations must produce a minimum of two operas per season, for companies mandated to present standard repertoire, or undertake workshops, for companies dedicated to new work development.

- Orchestras, Bands, Ensembles must have a minimum of three self-presented concerts in each season (self-presented means that the orchestra takes responsibility for planning, production and ticket selling)

Producers / Presenters and Festivals must:
- Present professional, curated music programming that reflects a defined artistic mandate
- Series presenters must demonstrate a track record of self-presented, ongoing performances (self-presented means the organization takes responsibility for planning, production and ticket selling)

TAC does not provide funding for capital projects (e.g. equipment, renovations, purchase of buildings), fundraising events/projects or deficit reduction. Exception: TAC funds may be used towards the purchase of equipment and software to achieve the goals of the organization during the COVID pandemic. This may include but is not limited to electronics, workspace materials and health and safety items.

Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Music program and may not apply to other TAC discipline programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: March 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM

First-time applicants to the Multi-Year Operating program (i.e. organizations that did not receive multi-year funding last year) must speak to Music Program Manager Christy DiFelice prior to completing an application form to confirm that they are eligible to apply.

In order to support operating companies, the 2021 operating grant program provides two application options:

Application Option 1 - Full Grant Request
Application for a grant based on 100% or more of the 2020 operating grant amount. This option is meant for returning applicants with significant activities planned for their 2021-22 request year as well as new applicants to the operating program. Selecting Option 1 means that:
- Your application or mid-cycle report will be reviewed and assessed for merit by the relevant TAC committee and staff, and your grant level may or may not change in 2021. Assessments will recognize an organization's history of work and will not be negatively influenced by disruption of activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Option 2 - Voluntary Reduced Grant Request
Application for a grant based on 50% of the 2020 operating grant amount.
This option is meant for returning applicants without public activities planned for their 2021-22 request year, that are not entirely ceasing operations, and will resume public activities in 2022-23. Selecting Option 2 means that:
- Your application or mid-cycle report will not be reviewed and assessed for merit by the relevant TAC committee and staff, and your organization would receive a grant in 2021 based on 50% of the 2020 operating grant amount.
- TAC funds for your request year can be applied to costs required for staff retention, research and development, communications and donor relations, facility management etc.
- In 2022 your organization may apply for a grant based on 100% or more of the 2020 operating grant amount.

FAQs: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/tips-and-resources/frequently-asked-questions

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://tac.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp

For questions about this program, contact:

Christy DiFelice, Music Program Manager
416-392-6802 x 202
christy@torontoartscouncil.org

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