Amount:

$30,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

Toronto Arts Council’s Animating Historic Sites program provides funding to arts organizations, collectives or professional artists to re-imagine and animate selected Toronto historic sites. There are two grants under this program: Artist Residency and Programming grants.

Artist Residency grants provides artists, collectives and arts organizations the opportunity to undertake a residency at Scarborough Museum, Montgomery’s Inn, or Evergreen Brick Works. Grant recipients will have the opportunity to conduct artistic research, investigate the site and its exhibits and archives, explore its surrounding landscape, historical and environmental context, and engage with the local community, and create new work.

Programming grants provide the opportunity to create and deliver free site-specific programming at Gibson House, Montgomery’s Inn, Spadina Museum, Scarborough Museum, or Todmorden Mills.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 100% of project costs. The maximum grant in each category (Artist Residency and Programming) is $30,000. A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. 


When It Ends:

Intake opens two to three months before the submission deadline

Deadline:

July 5, 2022

Eligibility:

This program is open to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any artistic discipline (i.e.: theatre, dance, music, visual arts, media arts, community-engaged arts, Indigenous arts, disability arts, arts education, etc). 

Individual artists must: 

  • be Canadian Citizens, or Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant) and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.
  • have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the deadline, and live and work in Toronto for at least 8 months a year.
  • be professional artists (someone who has developed their skills through training and/or practice; is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic tradition; actively practices his or her art; seeks payment for her/his work; and has a history of public presentation);
  • not have any overdue final reports for any grant programs or final report due in the grant program in which the grant application is being submitted;
  • be 18 years of age or older.
  • Individual artists may only receive one discipline-stream project grant and one strategic initiative grant per calendar year.

Organizations and Collectives must:

  • be incorporated non-profit arts organizations or unincorporated arts collectives which operate on a non-profit basis. A collective is defined as two or more artists working together under a group name with a bank account held in that name;
  • be located and operating in the City of Toronto;
  • have a track record of arts activity;
  • have a viable administrative and financial plan for meeting the proposed activities;
  • have received two project grants in addition to other eligibility requirements in order to be eligible for operating funding;
  • not have any overdue final reports for any grant programs or final report due in the grant program in which the grant application is being submitted.
  • Organizations and Collective may only receive one discipline-stream operating or project grant and one strategic initiative grant per calendar year. 

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must register to Toronto Arts Council's online grant application system and submit their applications during the intake period.

Programs are open to receive applications two to three months before the submission deadline.
Applications remain available until 11:59:59 PM of the published deadline date.

Documentation Needed:

Check the program guidelines for details when they will be available (3 months prior to the grant deadline).

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Program guidelines will be added approximately 3 months before the deadline date.
  2. 2
    All projects must be completed in the 2022 calendar year.
  3. 3
    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).

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