ArtReach grants support community-based arts programming led by young artists and youth-led groups/ organizations/ collectives aged 13-29. These programs must engage youth from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who face systemic barriers to accessing high-quality arts opportunities.
These grants are available each year thanks to our amazing partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more about this partnership here.
WHAT WE FUND
The programs we fund must…
Be coordinated and delivered by individual artists 13-29 or groups/ organizations/ collectives led by young people 13-29 from equity-deserving communities
Be offered to youth participants aged 13-29 from equity-deserving communities who face systemic barriers to accessing high-quality arts opportunities
Be a program and not a project (see the FAQs in our Program Guidelines for more)
Be delivered in Toronto, by a Toronto-based applicant, for participants in Toronto
Be free for participants to access
Be first and foremost focused on the arts and artistic skill-building (other benefits/ focuses must be secondary to a focus on the arts)
Be registration-based and serve the same group of participants throughout its duration
We don’t fund…
Drop-in style programming
Events, festivals, etc.
Art therapy programs
Programs whose primary activities are religious or political
tac accessibility grant
Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant to cover accessibility-related expenses. A TAC Accessibility grant will provide up to an additional $5,000 per project towards accessibility costs for artists incurred during the project. These funds may go towards supporting any participating artists, which includes the team leading the project and project participants. Click here to learn more!
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
Want to know more about how to write an amazing grant application? Check out our Grant Writing 101 Toolkit, Videos (Good Habits, Top Tips, The Basics), and our Grant Writing and Resource Page!
For applicants seeking support, we’re hosting virtual Info Sessions on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 and Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. We’re also offering 1-1 meetings through Zoom throughout the application round. Sign-ups for the Info Sessions and 1-1 meetings are available at artreach.org/grants.
Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Want to set up time to talk with our program manager? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
how to apply
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 11:59pm, and we do not accept late submissions!
Head to artreach.org/grants to read our Program Guidelines and FAQs, confirm your eligibility, and access the application package.