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ArtReach's 2022 Grant is Now Open!

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. WHAT WE FUND

The programs we fund must…

  • Be coordinated and delivered by individual artists 13-29 or groups/ organizations/ collectives where leadership positions and decision-making responsibilities are held 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 info)

  • Be delivered in Toronto, by a Toronto-based applicant, for participants in Toronto (this includes only the City of Toronto, Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke, not the GTA)

  • Be free for participants to participate in

  • 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 do not fund…

  • Drop-in style programming

  • Events, festivals, etc.

  • Personal projects

  • Art therapy programs

  • Programs whose primary activities are religious or political


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!


If you’re planning on applying for the upcoming deadline and think you could use some support, we’re hosting Grant Writing for the 2022 ArtReach Grant Workshops on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 and Wednesday, January 12th, 2022. We’re also offering 1-1 meetings through Zoom throughout the application period. Sign-ups for these resources are available at

Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Want to talk with our program manager? Email!


Head to to read our Program Guidelines and FAQs, confirm your eligibility, and access the application package!


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