No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Theatre Program provides Annual Operating support to professional non-profit theatre organizations (both incorporated and unincorporated) engaged in the creation, production and presentation of theatre, and other activities that contribute to the development of theatre, theatre artists, and theatre 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
Organizations must conduct their theatre 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 Theatre 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. Programs are open to receive applications two to three months before the submission deadline. 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 Theatre Program Manager before submitting an operating grant application.
may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle. The next year that first-time applicants may submit an application is 2021 for Service organizations and 2022 for Theatre companies.
Applicants must submit:
- 1an application,
- 2the verification of financial results of the last completed fiscal year:
- 3a copy of their financial statements.
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. First time applicants to the Annual Operating program may submit 1 to 3 examples of recent theatre work not exceeding a total of 10 minutes. Audio-visual support material must be submitted by providing a link to an external website where applicant's work has already been uploaded, such as Vimeo, YouTube, your personal website, etc.