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RESOURCES
Links to help you connect with opportunities and information related to the arts!
CALL FOR ENTRY
Enter the 41st Annual Juried Exhibition

The Art Gallery of Bancroft invites emerging and established artists of all backgrounds living and working in Ontario to apply to participate in this exhibition.  This show is a major highlight of the AGB’s exhibition schedule! It’s an excellent opportunity to get your work out there, and to meet other artists.

EMBERS: 2024 Symposium Workshop Proposal Call-Out

Reseau SPARC Network  is excited to announce the 2024 Symposium!!

Taking place from May 23-26, 2024 in the Town of Minto, Symposium 2024 will focus on “Re-Igniting the Spark” of rural and remote performing arts.

Submission deadline:

September 15th, 2023

GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

2023 Tourism Development Fund

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced the launch of the 2023 Tourism Development Fund, formerly known as the Tourism Economic Development and Recovery Fund. The fund supports projects that encourage the development of innovative new tourism products, support tourism investment or build the capacity of Ontario’s tourism industry to foster new tourism investment. The fund offers a matching contribution of up to 50% (maximum of $25,000) for new tourism projects and experiences, aligning with the project’s budget. 

For information on how to apply, please click here. For more information about the program, please click here.  

 

Ontario Arts Council currently offers more than fifty granting programs to individual artists, collectives, ad hoc groups and organizations in twelve sectors.

Ontario Arts Council supports training and mentorship opportunities that advance the work and careers of individual artists and arts professionals. Visit their ‘Skills and Careers’ page. www.arts.on.ca

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. They award grants to individual artists and arts organizations and award fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars. 

Ontario Trillium Foundation 

supports eligible organizations through investments in community-based initiatives in various areas including arts and culture. 

  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is offering the Resilient Communities Fund to support community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.  DeadlineGrant application will be available starting Wednesday, September 27, 2023   Deadline to submit application is Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 5 PM ET.

CADAC (Canadian Arts Data)

Provides a simplified process for arts organizations applying for operating grants. www.cadac.ca

Ontario Disability Support Program

If you have a disability and need help with your living expenses, you may be eligible for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Please refer to the ODSP & Arts Grants brochure for information about reporting your arts grant to ODSP to help ensure your funds are assessed fairly. Arts grants are exempt as both income and assets for people on the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works.

OTHER RESOURCES

ArtistProducerResource.com is a free, searchable online encyclopedia of information, resources, tools, and templates for producing independent performance work in Canada. For video and resources, visit Generator's YouTube channel.

Canadian Artists’ Representation CARFAC Ontario

A professional association serving the needs of visual artists in Ontario. CARFAC offers services and resources (including publications and workshops) to assist emerging and established artists with legal rights, setting prices, and more. www.carfacontario.ca

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning envisions a world in which the arts and creativity are recognized as integral to the learning process, both at school and throughout life. By connecting Canada’s diverse arts and learning communities, we will increase access to meaningful arts experiences for all Canadians, laying the foundation for the strengthening of social, cultural, health and wellbeing, and economic vitality.

Many resources on the website.

The Canadian Authors Association is a membership-based organization for writers at all stages of their writing careers: aspiring, emerging, and professional. The resources for writers section of its website includes links to numerous national, provincial and international writers’ associations across Canada.

Canadian Conference for the Arts

The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts is a not-for-profit, non-partisan member-based orga­ni­za­tion that rep­re­sents the inter­ests of over 400,000 artists, cul­tural pro­fes­sion­als from all dis­ci­plines of the nation’s vast arts, cul­ture and her­itage com­mu­nity.

Canadian Independent Music Association

CIMA (formerly CIRPA) is the trade organization representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound recording industry and the collective voice of independent music in English-speaking Canadians

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