Type of Program:
Toronto Arts Council’s Artists in the Library grants program provides grants of $10,000 to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any discipline to undertake community-engaged artist residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library.
Artists in the Library is an artist residency program intended to create new collaborative opportunities for Toronto artists and increase arts access in underserved communities by animating libraries in Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough. The Artists in the Library program provides funding to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any artistic discipline to undertake community-engaged artist residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library.
Comments on Funding:
The grant amount is $10,000. A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. Applicants who are Deaf or have a disability and need support to complete their grant applications can apply for funds to cover the costs of assistance from Application Support Service Providers. Up to $500 is available per eligible applicant in each calendar year.
When It Ends:
Intake opens two to three months before the submission deadline
September 15, 2022
Applicants must be professional artists, or professional not-for -profit arts organizations or collectives. Experience working with communities or children and youth is an asset.
Individual artists must:
Organizations and Collectives must:
TAC has two distinct funding envelopes:
- 1Arts Discipline funding (e.g. discipline-specific project grants and operating grants)
- 2Strategic funding (e.g. Artists in the Library, Animating Historic Sites, Open Door, etc.)
Applicants are eligible to receive only one grant from each funding envelope per calendar year. The Artists in the Library program falls within the Strategic Funding envelope. Any other Strategic Program grants must be complete with a final report filed and approved to meet eligibility criteria. (*Please note: individuals that receive a grant in each envelope may still be eligible to be a mentor for the Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program and/or participate in the TAC Leaders’ Lab program. Please check with the program manager for eligibility)
are encouraged to speak with the Program Manager prior to submitting an application, at least six weeks in advance of the deadline.
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.
Check the program guidelines for details when they will be available (3 months prior to the grant deadline).
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