ArtReach's funding program is designed to support youth arts initiatives in Toronto that foster the engagement of youth 13-29 and provide high quality arts opportunities. $300,000 in grants are available each year to support youth arts projects, thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council (click here to learn more about this partnership!)


ArtReach grants aim to support innovative youth arts projects that may not be supported elsewhere. ArtReach is about access, reducing barriers, and increasing opportunities for youth, individual artists, and organizations/ collectives to create or continue quality arts projects and programming.

ArtReach runs one annual granting round, with applications opening December 1st, and due February 1st at 11:59pm each year.







Read ArtReach's Granting Program Guidelines


This document has information on eligibility, who can apply, available funds, allowable expenses, and more.


Review the application questions, budget, and workplan you'll be required to submit.


Templates for these are provided in the section below. Read over the application form to see the questions you'll need to answer, and review the budget and workplan templates to understand how you'll have to show your project spending and activities.

If you're applying for an additional Toronto Arts Council Accessibility Grant, review the details here.



Draft your application package.


We highly recommend that you draft your application in a separate document before filling out the online form in Step 4. While generally problem-free, technical errors can happen during the submission process and could result in you losing your responses before you are able to submit them.



Apply for a grant!


All applications will be submitted through the online platform, Jotform. Click the green Apply button to access the form!

BUDGET: The template for your budget must be downloaded from this web page, completed, and uploaded to your application package on Jotform.

WORKPLAN: The template for your workplan must be downloaded from this web page, completed, and uploaded to your application package on Jotform.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: The submission of supplementary materials is encouraged, but not required. Any additional materials can be uploaded or linked to your application package on Jotform. All support material must be submitted electronically- we do not accept physical materials.

ACCESSIBILITY GRANT: If applying for an additional Accessibility Grant for your project, you must complete the appropriate section of the application form, answering both written questions and completing the built-in budget template.



  • Have questions or concerns? Need support with grant writing? Want feedback on your application? Email us at!

  • ArtReach has created a new resource guide to support you through your application! Click here to read it!


  • Check out our Grant Writing 101 Toolkit here, and videos with Grant Writing tips here!

2020 Grant Writing Workshop and Clinics


January 16th// ArtReach is offering a free Grant Writing workshop specific to the 2020 ArtReach grant at Toronto City Hall!

More info + RSVP here!



These clinics are an opportunity for applicants to ArtReach's 2020 granting round to meet one-on-one with a reviewer to receive feedback on your application draft, get support with planning your project, or request tips for strengthening your writing. Each applicant (artist or group) may sign up for one, 30 minute time slot.


  • January 15th// Grant Clinic at 187 Augusta; more info and sign up here!

  • January 22nd// Grant Clinic at Art Starts; more info and sign up here!

  • January 23rd// Grant Clinic at Urban Arts; more info and sign up here!

  • January 28th// Grant Clinic at Stolen From Africa; more info and sign up here!

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