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ArtReach's 2023 Artist Creation Project grant opens in 2 weeks!

ArtReach's 2023 Artist Creation Project grant opens in 2 weeks! 💸📝

This grant supports the creation of art projects by emerging artists aged 16-29 from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who experience systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities.

These grants are available thanks to our amazing partnership with the Toronto Arts Council. Learn more about this partnership here.


This grant is for

  • Emerging artists aged 16-29 from equity-deserving communities who live in Toronto (this includes only the City of Toronto, Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke, not the GTA)

  • Those who have not received funding from an arts council/ any substantial arts funding

  • The creation of new artistic works in any discipline

  • Projects that require up to $1,000 in funding and will be completed within a 4-month period (January to April 2024)

  • Artists with a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals

This grant is not for

  • Workshops, programming, or events

  • Artists who: live and work outside of Toronto, are under 16 or over 29, or have received a grant from an arts council/ other substantial funding for their arts practice

  • Promotion, merchandise, or duplication

  • Projects that will take more than 4 months to complete

  • Professional development

  • Parts of projects (must be a complete art project)

  • Projects that have already been started


Head to to read our Program Guidelines and FAQs, confirm your eligibility, access the application form, and sign up for supports. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1st, 2023 at 11:59pm. We do not accept late submissions. Results will be announced in mid-November, and funding will be disbursed in early December.


Info Sessions

  • We’ll be hosting two virtual info sessions on September 6th + 20th. These sessions will cover a review of the program guidelines, an overview of the application form, and tips for creating a strong submission. Register now at the link above!

1-1 Meetings

  • We’ll be offering 1-1 virtual meetings with applicants throughout the granting round. We *strongly* encourage you to meet with our staff to confirm your eligibility, discuss your project idea, and get advice on strengthening your application.

  • Sign-ups for these will be available on our website starting September 1st

Have questions or concerns? First time applying for a grant? Accessibility needs? Want to set up a time to talk? Email!



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