Grants

OVERVIEW

 ArtReach's granting program supports community-based arts programming led by youth artists and youth-led groups/ collectives/ organizations that serve youth from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who face systemic barriers to accessing high-quality arts opportunities.

 

Our grant funds are available each year thanks to our partnership with the Toronto Arts Council (TAC). Learn more about this partnership here.

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

 

 

 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1
READ

Read our Program Guidelines

 

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

STEP 2
REVIEW

Review what you'll need to submit.

 

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

STEP 3
apply

Apply for a grant

Click the Apply button below (active from December 1 - February 1 annually) to access the application form!

apply here

2022 Granting Timeline

Grant opens

Grant writing
Workshop #1

Grant writing
Workshop #2

Grant Deadline
11:59pm

applicants
notified

december
1st

december
8th

January
12th

February
1st

March
30th

Artreach closed
12/18 - 01/03

June

one-on-one supports Available

Grantee orientation session
+ Funds Dispersed

Notes

  • If your program will run in-person, you must follow all public health guidelines as outlined by Toronto Public Health as 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, lockdowns, etc.)

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

SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

  • Have questions or concerns? Email us at grants@artreach.org!

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

  • One-on-One Supports: These virtual meetings are an opportunity for applicants 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! (Link will be active from December 1st - February 1st annually)

  • Grant Writing Workshops: Workshops will be held on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 and Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm. These sessions will explore the basics of preparing a grant application for ArtReach’s upcoming deadline, breaking 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. Registration will be available on artreach.org/workshops when open.