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Ontario Arts Council


Amber Yared

Program Administrator

Caroline Cotter

Program Administrator

Final Report Forms

Final report forms are available upon request. Email your request to finalreport@arts.on.ca indicating the program for which you are submitting a report.

Exhibition Assistance


The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist artists and artist collectives with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Deadline Dates

The 2016-17 program is open from June 2016 through January 2017. Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please refer to Recommender Deadlines and Contacts (below) for further information.

Who is eligible

  • This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists, media artists and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition.
  • Exhibitions in Ontario, in other Canadian provinces and in international locations are all eligible.

Who is not eligible

  • Students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate level studies are not eligible.

Program Guidelines and Application Form

This video will help you: Preparing Effective Support Material for Visual Arts and Craft Grant Applications


Recommender Deadlines and Contacts

Look here for detailed information on contacts and deadlines, criteria or funding priorities for each Exhibition Assistance recommender. It also identifies if recommenders accept applications during the program break, i.e. February through May.


Final Report