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ArtReach's 2020 Grant is Open!

ArtReach is distributing $300,000 in grants to youth arts projects in Toronto! This funding is available thanks to ArtReach’s partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more about this partnership here.


ArtReach funds projects that meet all of the following criteria...

  • Projects that serve youth 13-29 who have experienced exclusion from active participation in high-quality arts opportunities

  • Projects run in the City of Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, and North York

  • Community-based projects (no personal artist projects)

  • Ongoing workshop series' (no drop-ins or one-time events)

  • Projects run by individual artists under 30 or groups/ organizations/ collectives run by youth under 30 (no adult artists or adult-lead organizations)


HOW TO APPLY: Click here to review our program guidelines to confirm your eligibility, determine your funding stream, see who can apply, understand allowable expenses, and more.

Once you're ready to apply, head to our Grants page to start the application process!

NEW THIS YEAR! ArtReach is proud to announce that projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may now 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!


SUPPORTS: 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), or our Grant Writing and Resource Page! ArtReach has also created a new resource guide to support you through your application: click here to read it!


If you’re planning on applying for the upcoming deadline and think you could use some extra support, we’re host a Grant Writing 101 Workshop on January 16th, 2020 and are hosting 4 Grant Writing Clinics throughout the month of January. Sign-up for these supports will go live on artreach.org/grants January 1st, 2020!


Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Want to set up time to talk with our program manager? Email grants@artreach.org!

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