No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Projects program is an annual multi-disciplinary project grant specifically for Indigenous artists, collectives and organizations. For the purpose of this program, “Indigenous” is defined as a Canadian Aboriginal person who self-defines as First Nations (Status or Non-status), Métis, or Inuit.
There are 4 categories under the Indigenous Arts Projects: Project Development, Creation, Exhibition, Presentation and Dissemination, and Indigenous Arts Sector Development.
Comments on Funding:
TAC may fund 100% of a project in the Project Development category and in the Creation category.
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:
November 1, 2022
To be eligible to apply to Indigenous Arts Projects, applicants must identify as Indigenous professional artists, or incorporated or unincorporated not-for-profit collectives and organizations. The project for which the funding is requested must take place in the City of Toronto.
Individual artists must:
Organizations and Collectives must:
Applicants may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Indigenous Arts program and may not apply to other TAC discipline programs. However, TAC offers other granting opportunities through its Strategic Initiatives envelope, and you may be eligible to apply to one of these programs.
Applicants must register to Toronto Arts Council's online grant application system and submit their applications during the intake period.
Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis, any time before 11:59 pm on November 1, 2022.
First-time applicants must contact the Indigenous Arts Program Manager.
Applicants must submit:
- 1an application,
- 2audio-visual support material to provide examples of their work. Applicants in all categories are encouraged to contact the Indigenous Arts Program Manager to determine what, if any, support material is necessary. Audio-visual support material must be accessible through an external website where their work has already been uploaded, such as Vimeo, YouTube, personal website, etc.
Other Things to Note:
- 1Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until November 1, 2022, with notification of results released approximately 3 to 4 months after submission date.2
- 2The Project Start Date must be a minimum of 3 months after the submission date.
- 3All projects must be completed within two years of the date on the Notification Letter.