No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



The Theatre Projects program provides funding support to professional, non-profit, Toronto theatre organizations and collectives for the creation, production and presentation of theatre works and other projects that support the development of professional theatre in Toronto.
Artists may apply to one of four categories for funding: Full Production, Production in a festival, Workshop, and Special Initiatives.

Comments on Funding:

Funding/category is:

  • up to $15,000 for Full Production,
  • up to $10,000 for Production in a festival,
  • up to $15,000 for Festival,
  • up to $10,000 for Workshop,
  • up to $15,000 for Special Initiatives.

TAC does not fund 100% of a project budget. 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


February 1, 2022
August 2, 2022


Applicant must

  • be incorporated non-profit organizations or unincorporated collectives operating on a not-for-profit basis. A collective is defined as a group of two or more artists working together under a group name, either on a single project or on an ongoing basis.
  • be located within the City of Toronto and the activity for which the funding is requested must occur within the City of Toronto. For collectives of two artists, both must be City of Toronto residents. For collectives of more than two artists, the majority of members must be City of Toronto residents.
  • be working with professional artists. 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.

Applicants 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 you may be eligible to apply to one of these programs.

Applications Steps:


Applicants must 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.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  • an application,
  • support material for some projects. They must contact the Theatre Program Manager if they have questions about the type of support material to submit. Audio Visual and Printed support mate rials are accepted. A All applicants are encouraged to upload at least one support material related to their current application.

Other Things to Note:

Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant (up to $5,000) by completing the Accessibility Expenses section of the application and including the requisite information in their budget.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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