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
Read our Program Guidelines
This document has information on eligibility, who can apply, available funds, allowable expenses, and more.
Review what you'll need to submit.
Review the application questions, budget, and workplan you'll be required to submit.
Apply for a grant
Click the Apply button below (active from December 1 - February 1 annually) to access the application form!
2023 Granting Timeline
12/17 - 01/02
one-on-one supports Available
Grantee orientation session
+ Funds Dispersed
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. lockdowns, gathering limitations 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
Contact Us: Have questions or concerns? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Access Resources: Check out our Grant Writing 101 Toolkit here, and videos with Grant Writing tips here!
Get 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 is active from December 1st - February 1st annually)
Attend an Info Session x Grant Writing Workshop: Sessions will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 and Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 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. Register here!