Type of Program:



TAC provides Project funding to professional, non-profit Toronto visual arts/media arts organizations and collectives to pursue one-time or time-limited projects involving the exhibition or distribution of contemporary visual or media arts and/or other activities that contribute to the development of the visual arts/media arts in Toronto.  

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $15,000.
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 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, curators or programmers working together under a group name, either on a single project or on an ongoing basis. 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 (someone who has developed their skills through training and/or practice; is recognized as such by others working in the same artistic tradition; actively practices; seeks payment for their work; and has a history of public presentation).
  • must be located within the City of Toronto and the activity for which the funding is requested must occur within the City of Toronto.

The payment of artist fees is a requirement in this program. Applicants may receive only one grant per calendar year through the Visual/Media Arts program and may not apply to other TAC discipline programs. However, TAC offers other types of granting opportunities through its Strategic Initiatives envelope, and applicants 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.

First-time applicants must contact the Visual/Media Arts Program Manager Peter Kingstone.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    an application,
  2. 2
    audio/visual support material for all exhibition and screening series projects, to show examples of the work to be presented.

Support Material is a requirement for some projects and optional for others. Contact the Visual/Media Arts Program Manager if you have questions about the type of support material to submit. Audio Visual and Printed support materials are accepted. All applicants are encouraged to upload at least one support material related to their current application.

About the author 


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