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Music: Annual Operating Funding

Grants to Toronto, Ontario Nonprofit Music
Organizations to Produce and Present Works of Music

Agency Type:

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Toronto Arts Council (TAC)

Deadline Date:

03/02/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Toronto, Ontario nonprofit professional music organizations to create and present works of music. First-time applicants are required to contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding may be used for programs and for general operating support. Eligible applicants provide music programming on an ongoing basis and contribute to the development of music, music artists, and music audiences in Toronto. 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.

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).

Presenter/Producers & 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).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153932

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request over $30,000, in which case audited financial statements are required.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for Annual Operating funding, an applicant must:
-Be non-profit;
-Have professional artistic leadership;
-Be located in the City of Toronto and have a significant portion of its activities occurring within the City;
-Have a history of sustained music activity over the two years prior to this application, with a demonstrated record of regular, ongoing programming;
-Have received a minimum of two project grants through TAC’s Arts Discipline or Strategic programs;
-Have a viable administrative structure;
-Have sound financial management;
-Demonstrate a range of revenue sources on an annual basis, including earned, government and private sector revenues.
-Be governed by a Board of Directors or other body responsible for the organization.
-Organizations must conduct their music activities on an annual, ongoing basis either throughout the year or on a seasonal basis. A single project does not constitute annual or seasonal activity.
-Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Music program and may not apply
to other TAC discipline programs.

Additional eligibility requirement: First-time applicants must have minimum total revenues of at least $100,000 for the last completed year, and projected revenues for the current and request years.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: March 2, 2020. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on the deadline date.

First-time applicants to the Annual Operating program may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle. The next year first-time applicants may apply is:
-Orchestras / Bands / Ensembles: 2020
-Presenters: 2020
-Service Organizations: 2021
-Choirs: 2022
-Opera: 2022

Contact Information:

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

To apply online, click here: https://tac.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp

For further information on this program, contact Music Program Manager Christy DiFelice at:
Toronto Arts Council
200-26 Grand Trunk Crescent
Toronto, ON M5J 3A9
christy@torontoartscouncil.org

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