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ArtReach's 2021 Grant is NOW 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)


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!

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. 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 and encouraged (EG. hand sanitizer, masks for staff and participants, cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), etc.)


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! If you’re planning on applying for the upcoming deadline and think you could use some extra support, we’re hosting a Grant Writing for the ArtReach Grant Workshop on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, and are offering lots of 1-1 supports through Zoom throughout the month of January. Sign-up for this workshop will go live on January 1st, 2021! Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Want to set up time to talk with our program manager? Email!



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