No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Creative Communities Program provides Multi-Year Operating support to professional non-profit Toronto arts organizations engaged on an ongoing basis in work that enables public participation in arts and culture. Funding through this program supports both operations and programming.
Comments on Funding:
TAC does not fund 100% of an applicant’s budget and it does not provide funding for capital projects (e.g. equipment, renovations, purchase of buildings), fundraising events/projects or deficit reduction.
Exception: TAC funds may be used towards the purchase of equipment and software to achieve the goals of the organization during the COVID pandemic. This may include but is not limited to electronics, workspace materials and health and safety items.
Applicants must show a range of revenue sources, including earned, government and private sector revenues.
When It Ends:
April 4, 2022
Academic institutions must:
Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through TAC. Organizations that receive Multi-Year Operating funding through this program are, therefore, not eligible to apply for TAC project grants in any discipline.
contact the Creative Communities Program Manager prior to completing an application form to ensure that they are eligible to apply.
register to Toronto Arts Council's online grant application system and submit their applications during the intake period. Applications remain available until 11:59:59 PM of the published deadline date.
Applicants must submit:
- 1an application,
- 2the verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year:
- 3a copy of the financial statements. Financial statements must also be submitted to CADAC (Canadian Arts Database/Données sur les arts au Canada)
Other Things to Note:
Mid-Cycle Report Deadline: April 4, 2022.
Next Full Application deadline: March, 2024.
COVID Related Measures
The pandemic has widely disrupted the programming and organizational plans of organizations receiving operating grants. Efforts and capacities to continue or adapt activities and to plan for 2021-22 vary greatly from company to company. In order to support operating companies, the 2021 operating grant program provides two application options.