Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and City of Toronto Museum Services and Evergreen Brick Works
06/17/19 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $30,000 to Toronto, Ontario artists, nonprofits, and collectives for arts projects that will benefit local historical sites. Applicants must speak with the grants officer, visit their proposed site, or attend an information session prior to submitting an application in order to confirm project eligibility and site feasibility.
The goals of the program are to serve as a catalyst for people to see and think about historic places differently, and to provide alternative methods of historic interpretation. This program envisions historic sites as “living museums” - vital public spaces of social interaction, where the past provides creative context for the future.
The heritage sites are Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery's Inn, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse, four of which are located outside the downtown core. Projects may also take place at Evergreen Brick Works.
Applicants may apply in one of two grant categories:
1) Exploration Grants (up to $5,000)
This category provides the opportunity to undertake exploratory research at one of the selected historic sites. Grant recipients will have the opportunity to investigate the site, explore its surrounding landscape and research the local community. Exploration grants are intended to provide the opportunity for applicants to plan and develop a site-specific project, collaboration or intervention for next year’s application process.
2) Programming Grants (up to $30,000)
This category provides the opportunity to create and deliver site-specific programming at one of the selected sites. Programming may include exhibitions, installations, performances, community-engaged activities and other artistic programming for a minimum duration of three weeks. All programming must be free and open to the public.
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 172526
Exploration grants: Maximum grant in this category is $5,000
Programming grants: Maximum grant in this category is $30,000. Administrative costs may not exceed 10% of total budget.
Accessibility grant: Additional grant with a maximum of $5,000
All projects must be completed in the 2020 calendar year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://tac.smartsimple.ca/s_Login.jsp
For further information on this program, contact Strategic Programs Manager Erika Hennebury at:
Toronto Arts Council
200-26 Grand Trunk Crescent
Toronto, ON M5J 3A9
416-392-6802 ext. 219