Amount:

$10,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

Toronto Arts Council’s Visual Artists program provides support to visual artists who have a professional independent art practice for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, subsistence and materials. Visual Arts includes drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, printmaking, performance art, installation and fine crafts.

The program provides two levels of support for visual artists: Level one for emerging artists in the early stages of their professional career (between 2 and 7 years of independent arts practice) and Level two for mid-career and established artists (at least 7 years of independent arts practice or a reasonable body of work, and have achieved national and or international recognition).

Comments on Funding:

Funding for Level one is $5,000.
Funding for Level two is $10,000.

A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to a maximum of $5,000 towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. 


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

October 3, 2022

Eligibility:

Applicant must

  • be professional artists,
  • be Canadian Citizens, or Permanent Residents (Landed Immigrants), or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant) and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.
  • be residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Temporary absences of up to 12 months may be considered, subject to written explanation and special permission.
  • have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal educational institution).
  • have spent a minimum of one year working on and developing an independent art practice after completing full-time studies,
  • retain full copyright, financial and creative control.

Applicants to TAC’s 2022 Visual Artists Program may not apply to TAC’s 2022 Media Artists Program.

Collaborative proposals are eligible. Co-applicants are subject to the same eligibility criteria as primary applicants. If the application is successful, the grant cheque will be payable to the principal applicant, as listed in the application. Similarly, a T4A slip will be issued to the principal applicant.

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must register to Toronto Arts Council's online grant application system and submit their applications during the intake period.

The program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, and is closed for the month of October. This program has a rolling deadline. The 2022 applications close on October 3, 2022.
After 11:59 pm on October 3, the 2022 application can still be accessed in the applicant's Application History page in TAC Grants Online.
Applications may be submitted anytime, and only once during the year.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    an application,
  2. 2
    support material to show examples of their previous work and/or current works in progress.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    The program accepts applications on an ongoing basis, and is closed for the month of October.
  2. 2
    This program has a rolling deadline. The 2022 applications close on October 3, 2022. After 11:59 pm on October 3, your 2022 application can still be accessed in your Application History page in TAC Grants Online.

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