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Links to help you connect with opportunities and information related to the arts!

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.

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

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. 

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.

CADAC (Canadian Arts Data)

Provides a simplified process for arts organizations applying for operating grants.

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.

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.

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