Type of Program:
Through its Literary Program, Toronto Arts Council (TAC) provides Project funding to professional, non-profit, Toronto literary organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited literary projects involving production, presentation and other activities that contribute to the development of the literary arts in Toronto.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $8,000.
TAC does not fund 100% of a project budget.
Applicants must indicate a range of revenue sources, which may include donated goods and services.
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
March 1, 2022
August 3, 2022
Artists must be professional. A professional artist is 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 her/his/their art; seeks payment for her/his/their work; and has a history of public presentation. The payment of artist fees is a requirement in this program.
Applicants 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 you may be eligible to apply to one of these programs. Please consult TAC’s website for other granting opportunities.
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 contact the Literary Program Manager.
- 1must submit an application,
- 2may submit a maximum of six pages of printed support materials (including press clippings) with their application. Printed support material must be uploaded to TAC Grants Online in PDF format.
- 3proposing performance event projects may submit one audio-visual sample of no more than five minutes in length. Audio-visual support material must be submitted by providing a link to an external website where their work has already been uploaded.
Other Things to Note:
2021 Guidelines are saved under "Full Program Guidelines for 2022 (PDF)"