Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grants


Description:

The Literary Program provides Annual Operating support to professional non-profit literary organizations (both incorporated and unincorporated) engaged in the presentation, dissemination and/or other activities that contribute to the development of the literary arts, literary artists and literary audiences in Toronto. Funding through this program supports both operations and programming.  

Comments on Funding:

TAC does not fund 100% of an applicant’s budget. Applicants must show a range of revenue sources, including earned, government and private sector revenues. Applicants may receive less than the full amount requested.

TAC 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.


When It Ends:

Accepting applications

Deadline:

March 1, 2022

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be non-profits;
  • be professional Literary organizations;
  • be located in the City of Toronto and have a significant portion of its activities occurring within the City;
  • have a history of sustained literary activity over the two years prior to this application;
  • have received a minimum of two project grants through TAC’s Arts Discipline or Strategic programs;
  • have a viable administrative structure;
  • have sound financial management;
  • submit verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year:
  • demonstrate a range of revenue sources on an annual basis, including earned, government and private sector revenues;
  • be governed by a Board of Directors or other body responsible for the organization;
  • have at least $75,000 in total revenues for the last completed year, and in projected revenues for the current and request years, if first-time applicants.

Organizations must conduct their literary activities on an annual, ongoing basis either throughout the year or on a seasonal basis. A single project does not constitute annual or seasonal activity. Organizations, whose level of activity varies from season to season, in keeping with their mandate, must describe their multi-year creation and production cycle. Annual and biennial festivals that have completed a minimum of two editions are also eligible.

Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Literary program and may not apply to other TAC discipline programs. However, TAC offers other types of granting opportunities through its Strategic Initiatives envelope, and operating grant recipients may be eligible to apply to one of these programs.

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must 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.

First-time applicants must consult with the Literary Program Manager before submitting an operating grant application.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit an online application.

All applicants may upload promotional materials produced by their organization in relation to its last year’s activities (e.g. programs, brochures, catalogues, etc.) and/or press clippings (maximum 6 pages). Accepted file format – PDF.

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