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.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Read ArtReach's Granting Program Guidelines
This document has information on eligibility, who can apply, available funds, allowable expenses, and more.
STEP 2 REVIEW
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 (available on this page from December 1 - February 1 annually) 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.
COVID-19 Implications for 2021 Projects
Due to potential public health restrictions, social distancing rules, and venue closures, online programs are eligible for ArtReach funding
If your program is to be run in-person, you must follow all public health guidelines as outlined by Toronto Public Health related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also encourage you to consider contingency planning in the event of unforeseen implementations of stricter guidelines (EG. moving back a phase, enforced lock down, etc.)
Budget expenses related to COVID-19 precautions are allowable (EG. hand sanitizer, masks for staff and participants, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), etc.)
SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
Have questions or concerns? Need support with grant writing? Want feedback on your application? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
ArtReach has created a new resource guide to support you through your application! Click here to read it!
GRANT WRITING (FOR THE ARTREACH GRANT) WORKSHOP
On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, ArtReach is offering a free Grant Writing workshop specific to the 2021 ArtReach grant on Zoom!
This interactive session will explore the basics of preparing a grant application for ArtReach’s upcoming 2021 deadline. It will break down the main components of our application, including the proposal, work plan and budget; and will provide tips for creating a clear and concise application.
Learn more and RSVP here!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ArtReach will not be hosting in-person grant writing clinics this year. Instead, you can sign up for 1-1 meetings with our team!
These meetings are an opportunity for applicants to ArtReach's 2021 granting round to meet one-on-one with ArtReach's Program Manager to receive feedback on your application draft, get support with planning your project, or request tips for strengthening your writing.
Sign up here!