Music Program: Project Funding

Grants to Toronto, Ontario Nonprofits and Collectives
for Time-Limited Music Production and Presentation Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 172511
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Toronto Arts Council (TAC)

08/01/17 11:59 PM

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Toronto, Ontario nonprofit music organizations and collectives for a wide range of time-limited or one-time music-related projects. Funding is intended to enable qualifying organizations and collectives to engage in music projects that involve the production, presentation, and dissemination of music, and/or other activities that contribute to the development of music within the City.

This program seeks to support a diverse range of musical forms, with a high priority given to applicants that demonstrate a commitment to the performance of works by Canadian composers.

TAC Accessibility Grant:

Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant by completing the Accessibility Expenses section of the application and including the requisite information in their budget. A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. Accessibility costs include but are not limited to: ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, communications assistants, and attendant care.

Project grants: Up to $15,000
Accessibility grants: Up to $5,000

Project applications submitted to the February deadline must be for projects commencing after June 1. Project applications submitted to the August deadline must be for projects commencing after November 1.

TAC does not fund retroactively. Projects that have commenced prior to the adjudication will not be considered. Projects must be completed within two years of the date of your grant notification letter.

- Applicants must be incorporated nonprofit organizations or unincorporated collectives operating on a nonprofit basis. A collective is defined as a group of two or more artists working together under a group name, either on a single project or on an ongoing basis.

- Organizations/collectives must be located within the City of Toronto and the activity for which the funding is requested must occur within the City of Toronto.

- For collectives of two artists, both must be City of Toronto residents. For collectives of more than two artists, the majority of members must be City of Toronto residents.

- The payment of artist fees is a requirement in this program.

- Applicants may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Music program and may not apply to other TAC discipline programs. Grant recipients must submit a final report on their previous Music project before submitting a new application to the program.

- Music project grant recipients may receive a maximum of one additional grant per calendar year and may not have more than two outstanding project reports at any time.

The following are not eligible to apply to this program:

- Organizations/collectives that receive Toronto Arts Council operating support;
- Educational and religious institutions, unless there is a clear demarcation at both the program and budget level between their regular activities (i.e. religious/congregation activities or educational/student body activities) and their arts activities;
- Schools that are part of Ontario’s public or private education system; and
- Individuals.

The following expenses are not eligible:

- Ongoing operating expenses, such as permanent staff salaries and general administration of an organization;
- Expenses related to equipment purchase, capital projects (such as building purchase or renovation). fundraising activities, deficit reduction, film and video production, publishing and archiving projects, awards and award ceremonies, projects conceived for competitive purposes, art therapy.
- Expenses for activities taking place outside of the City of Toronto (such as touring, travel, etc.).

Note: This program is not intended to support an organization/collective’s ongoing activities.

TAC does not fund retroactively. Projects that have commenced prior to the adjudication will not be considered.

First-time applicants to the Music Program are advised to speak to the Music Officer prior to submitting an application to confirm eligibility (see contact information for details).

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Grant Guidelines document.

Click here for more information on how to apply:

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

Click here to access the online application form:

For further information, contact:

Christy DiFelice, Music Officer
Phone: 416-392-6802 x 202

Toronto Arts Council
200-26 Grand Trunk Crescent
Toronto, ON M5J 3A9


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