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Open Door Granting Program (Toronto Arts Council)

Open Door is a funding opportunity designed to respond to timely and ambitious arts sector initiatives outside of the discipline-specific funding programs.

Toronto Arts Council’s Open Door granting program supports projects that demonstrate innovation, provocation, creative collaboration & partnership, artistry, risk-taking, experimentation, and the sharing of knowledge and leadership. Open Door provides catalyst funding for ideas with the potential to create transformative change in the arts sector.

1.  Big Ideas: ambitious, timely projects with the potential to transform an artistic discipline, inspire a community of artists or elevate the arts sector as a whole. Projects aligned with the Year of Public Art in 2021 are eligible to apply. Visit our Year of Public Arts page to learn more about Toronto Arts Council’s role in this City of Toronto initiative.

2.  Market Development: projects designed to grow or develop new markets for Toronto arts work. Projects taking place outside Toronto must explain the impact on the City’s artists and/or arts sector.

3.  New Models (formerly New Models and Innovations): projects with the capacity to solve sector-wide challenges in new or innovative ways.

The following activity is not eligible for funding through this program:

  • activities included in TAC operating grants
  • activities included in TAC project grants
  • capital projects or expenses
  • renovations or repairs
  • research, feasibility studies or training programs
  • projects previously funded through Open Door
  • print or online publishing.”

For more information, please visit: https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/tac-grants/open-door

-from Toronto Arts Council

ArtReach’s 2020 Granting Program is Now Open!

ArtReach is a funding program designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster youth engagement and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available each year to support youth arts projects, thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council.

ArtReach aims to support innovative youth arts projects that may not be supported elsewhere. ArtReach is about access, reducing barriers, and increasing opportunities for youth, individual artists, and organizations/ collectives to create or continue quality arts projects or programming. New and emerging art forms will be considered, and are encouraged.”

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

​The initiatives we fund must:

  • Support meaningful engagement of Toronto youth (13-29) who have experienced exclusion from active participation in quality arts opportunities
  • Serve youth living in Toronto, with priority for those who identify as belonging to an under-served community
  • Be offered by individual artists under 30 or groups/ organizations lead by youth under 30 in Toronto
  • Encourage creative expression through quality arts opportunities and foster meaningful youth engagement in project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, build their personal and professional capacity, and access opportunities within their communities
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. personal enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Offer an ongoing workshop series that engages the same group of participants for each session. Drop-in style programming and one-time events not eligible for ArtReach funding”

For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.artreach.org/programguidelines

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

CUE: Grants for New-Generation Artists Living and Working in the Margins (Toronto)

“CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.

Throughout history, some of the most innovative artwork has been created by artists who experience marginalization and face systemic barriers, and who have been excluded by conventional arts and cultural institutions. We recognize that arts funding agencies have struggled to keep up with growing social, cultural, and economic inequality.

In response, CUE has designed an accessible funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.

Founded in 2008, to date CUE has provided over $350,000 to support the creation of more than 350 art projects in multiple disciplines.

Artists must meet with CUE before submitting an application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 31
Apply for up to $1000 to produce a project in any discipline

For more information please visit www.cueartprojects.ca.”

-from CUE Art Projects

RBC Arts Access Fund (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

“The RBC Arts Access Award is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The awards range from $500 to $1500 to support costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event.  Additionally, awards may also support professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills regarding working in and with community.

Deadline: June 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be:
– Newcomer who has been in Canada no more than 7 years
– Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant)
– Over 18 years old
– Live in the City of Toronto or GTA (Halton, Peel, York and Durham municipalities
– A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network, if you are not a member, sign up here

*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Fund per year.”

For more information, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

ArtReach Granting Program 2019 (Toronto)

ArtReach is distributing $300,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto!
This funding is available thanks to ArtReach’s partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more about this partnership here:

ArtReach is currently accepting applications from young people running projects in Toronto that: 

  • Increase access to quality arts opportunities that encourage creative expression and involve meaningful engagement of youth (ages 13 – 29) in Toronto
  • Promote social inclusion and provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, capacity and opportunities within their communities and the initiatives they lead
  • Provide opportunities for youth to benefit from both the intrinsic (e.g. enjoyment, creative expression) and instrumental value (e.g. community engagement, skills development, social change) of the arts
  • Involve youth in project development, implementation and evaluation
  • Involve artist(s) with relevant experience and reach into participating communities

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2019
To ensure that you are eligible to apply and to confirm the correct funding stream for your project, please click here to review ArtReach’s program guidelines.

Further information and application instructions can be found on ArtReach’s website here.”

-from ArtReach
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects (Ontario Arts Council)


“Purpose
The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.

Priorities
The program’s priorities are to:

  • strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters
  • create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events
  • support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north

Deadline Dates
November 29, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
Grant results will be available approximately four months after the application deadline.

Grant amount(s)
Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects – maximum $5,000
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.”

For more information on this grant program and to apply, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

CUE: 2018 Grant Cycle open! (Toronto)

“CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins.

Throughout history, some of the most innovative artwork has been created by artists who experience marginalization and face
systemic barriers, and who have been excluded by conventional arts and cultural institutions. We recognize that arts funding agencies have struggled to keep up with growing social, cultural, and economic inequality.

In response, CUE has designed an accessible funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.

Founded in 2008, to date CUE has provided over $300,000 to support the creation of more than 300 art projects in multiple disciplines.

GRANTS FOR NEW-GENERATION ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING ON THE MARGINS
Apply for up to $1000 to produce a project in any discipline

Artists must meet with CUE before submitting an application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 23

GRANTS ARE FOR ARTISTS WHO:
• Identify as new generation artists (29 years old or under) living and working on the margins in Toronto
• Work in any artistic discipline
• Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way
• Demonstrate experience in their medium
• Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals
• Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
• Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree
• Meet with CUE before submitting an application

For more information please visit www.cueartprojects.ca.”

-from CUE Art Projects website

Community Arts Program Grant (Edmonton Arts Council)

“Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all.
Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, builds identity, develops creativity, and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.

The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.

Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

Purpose
The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton. A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.

Eligibility
An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports.”

For more information and application details, please visit Edmonton Arts Council

-from Edmonton Arts Council website