No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Music Program provides Annual Operating support to professional non-profit music organizations engaged in the creation, production and presentation of music, and other activities that contribute to the development of music, music artists, and music audiences in Toronto.
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.
When It Ends:
March 1, 2022
In addition to the general eligibility requirements listed above, in order to apply for annual operating support,
Organizations may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Music 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.Operating grant recipients may receive a maximum of one additional grant per calendar year and must submit a final report on that project before applying to another program in the Strategic Initiatives envelope.
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.
enter their Financial and Statistical data online at CADAC (Canadian Arts Database/Données sur les arts au Canada). Financial statements must also be submitted to CADAC and a copy uploaded in PDF form with the application.
must consult with the Music Program Manager before submitting an operating grant application.
may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle. The next year first-time applicants may apply is:
a.) 2024 for Service Organizations,
b.) 2022 for Choirs and Opera,
c.) 2023 for Orchestras / Bands / Ensembles and Presenters.
Applicants must submit:
- 1an application,
- 2the verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year:
- 3copy of their financial statements,
- 4All applicants whose activities include the performance or presentation of music or music theatre are required to submit audio or video recordings (maximum three) featuring recent work. Only recordings made within the past three years are accepted. It is recommended that at least one example be from the past year.