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ArtReach's 2024 Community Arts Programming Grant is now open! 💸📝

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

This grant supports community-based arts programming by and for artists aged 13-29 from equity-deserving populations in Toronto who experience systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities.

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

The programs we fund must…

  • Be coordinated and delivered by individual artists 13-29 or groups/ organizations/ collectives led by people 13-29 from equity-deserving communities

  • Be offered to 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 our FAQs 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 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.

  • Personal projects

  • Art therapy programs

  • Programs whose primary activities are religious or political


Head to to read our Program Guidelines and FAQs, confirm your eligibility, and access the application package. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 11:59pm, and we do not accept late submissions.


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!


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 Info Sessions on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 and Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. 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

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



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