Foundation / Corporation
Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and Toronto Public Library (TPL)
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Grants of $20,000 to Ontario nonprofit arts organizations, artists, and collectives in eligible locations to participate in a residency program through local public libraries. Funding is intended to increase access to the arts for underserved populations. The purpose of this program is to support community-engaged artist residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library in Etobicoke, North York/Midtown, and Scarborough.
Resident artists will have the opportunity and to:
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, artistic research, participatory programs, communityengaged projects, visual and media arts installations, screenings and exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, open studios, arts education and mentorship programs, performances, and other arts activities open to the public.
TAC is committed to equity and inclusion. TAC welcomes and encourages applications from all Toronto artists, arts organizations and artist collectives. Specific equity measures or targeted programs are in place to ensure full access and participation by Indigenous artists, artists of color, artists who are Deaf, have disabilities or are living with mental illness, artists who self-identify as 2SLGBTQIAP, newcomer and refugee artists, young and emerging artists, and artists working outside the downtown core.
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. Accessibility costs include but are not limited to: ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, communications assistants, attendant care (including helpers for Elders), support workers and equipment rentals or other supports required to meet artists' accessibility needs).
Grant funds include all artist fees, materials, equipment rental, insurance, and any other project expenses associated with the project. Payment of professional artist fees is a requirement of this program. For additional information on artist fees, see: https://torontoartscouncil.org/TAC/media/tac/Grants/2022%20Guidelines/2022-Artists-in-the-Library-Guidelines.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 172829
- The grant amount is $20,000.
- A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project.
Artist residencies will take place between September and December 2023.
The duration of the residency will depend on the proposal (it doesn’t have to span all four months).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and submit applications at http://tac.smartsimple.ca/
For questions about this program, contact Lena Golubtsova, Strategic Programs Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Arts Council
26 Grand Trunk Crescent, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5J 3A9
Canada: Ontario: Etobicoke, North York/Midtown, and Scarborough;
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