Type of Program:
Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program provides funding for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice and to support the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is $10,000, out of which $5,000 is paid directly to the newcomer or refugee artist and $5,000 is paid directly to the mentor.
When It Ends:
Intake opens two to three months before the submission deadline
May 2, 2022
Newcomer and/or Refugee Artist must:
Past recipients of this grant program cannot apply. Undergraduate students cannot apply. Professional artists pursuing graduate studies may not apply for work related to their program of study. A letter from the graduate program director specifying that the project is not related to the graduate student’s program of studies must be submitted with the application.
Professional artists pursuing graduate studies may not apply for work related to their program of study. A letter from the graduate program director specifying that the project is not related to the graduate student’s program of studies must be submitted with the application. Mentors may only be listed as a co-applicant on one Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant per year
Applicants are required to speak to Liza Mattimore, Strategic Programs Manager before submitting an application. Please contact Liza to schedule an appointment to discuss your proposal at: 416.392.6802 x231.
Both the Applicant (Newcomer and/or Refugee Artist) and Co-Applicant (Mentor) must be registered as an Individual Applicant in TAC Grants Online. Neither applicant may use an e-mail address already in use as an organization or collective contact.
Applicants are required to register on TAC Grants Online and submit the application no later than 11:59 pm on the deadline date. TAC does not accept applications by any other means of delivery. Applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is submitted.
Applicants must submit:
- 1an application,
- 2examples of the artist's recent work that are relevant to the mentorship. At least one example should be from the past 2 years. Support Material from mentors is optional, but encouraged.