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Caroline Cotter

Program Administrator
416-969-7455
Toll-free in Ontario: ​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7455

Amber Yared

Program Administrator
416-969-7461
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7461

Final Report Forms

All final reports are completed and submitted in Nova, OAC’s online granting system. This now includes grants received through a paper application process. For instructions on how to log into Nova, see the Nova User Guide. You will find the report form in your Nova profile, under Action Items. For enquiries regarding reporting requirements, contact us at finalreport@arts.on.ca.
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Exhibition Assistance – Recommenders List

You must apply to a recommender located in the zone where you live. To find your zone, see the Map of Exhibition Assistance Zones.

You may also be eligible to apply to a specialized recommender. These recommenders can accept applications from artists in any zone.

Recommenders with (F) next to their name will assess applications in French.  If you apply in French to any other recommender, it is likely that your application will be translated and assessed in English.

To find a recommender:
  • Check the box for the zone you live in.
  • Check boxes for any specialized recommenders that you are eligible for.

Find a Recommender

Currently accepting applications

Zone

Specialization

Accepting applications
180 Projects
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We encourage contemporary multi-disciplinary and new media artistic endeavours, to foster experimental artistic and cultural development and to stimulate dialogue within the art community. We support regional artists nationally, provincially, and locally, promoting the development of emerging artists and artists from culturally diverse and Aboriginal, and Francophone communities.
Deadline(s)
June 15, 2018
October 31, 2018
January 4, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Andrea Pinheiro
180 Projects
Sault Ste. Marie
705-297-7634
oneeightyprojects@gmail.com
Not accepting applications
A Space Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We accept applications from anyone living in our zone who has applied before their exhibition. When there are more applicants than funds, we adjudicate based on our priority areas or socially engaged projects, cultural diversity, and artist-run engagement.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Vicky Moufawad-Paul
A Space Gallery
Toronto
416-979-9633
vicky@aspacegallery.org
Accepting applications
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Currency of art practice
  • Significance of the exhibition and/or venue in the development of the artist’s career (e.g.: major gallery exhibitions are a higher priority than venues charging rental fees.)
  • First-time applicants demonstrating artistic merit.
  • Culturally diverse applicants 
Deadline(s)
July 31, 2018
January 4, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jacqueline Bell
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kingston
613-533-2190
aeadmin@queensu.ca
Accepting applications
Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Laurie Carmount
Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Minden
705-286-3763
gallery@mindenhills.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Algoma
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
In no particular order, priority will be given to: Emerging artists who seek exhibition venues regionally or beyond Aboriginal artists Francophone artistsLocal artists who push their artistic expression and further their art career and broaden their artistic expression by investigating new directions in practice.Assisting artists to gain national and international presence Quality of the exhibition venue
Deadline(s)
July 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Megumi Matsumoto
Art Gallery of Algoma
Sault Ste. Marie
705-949-9067 ext. 701
megumi@artgalleryofalgoma.com
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Burlington
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The AGB will maintain a regional focus in supporting contemporary artists and craftspeople that present realistic budgets, have attained a level of accomplishment in their work, with experience exhibiting.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Robert Steven
Art Gallery of Burlington
Burlington
905-632-7796 ext. 306
rs@agb.life
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Guelph
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The Art Gallery of Guelph prioritizes artists from the Guelph region who are working in any media and who: are addressing environmental and land use issues; have a research-based art practice; are community focused; represent Indigenous or historically under-represented communities.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Andrew Hunter
Art Gallery of Guelph
Guelph
519-837-0010 ext. 5
ahunter@artgalleryofguelph.ca
Not accepting applications
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Support for established and emerging artists in Hamilton and Toronto.
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Melissa Bennett
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton
905-527-6610 ext. 257
melissa@artgalleryofhamilton.com
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Support artists who live and work in the 905/Peel region, in particular Mississauga.
  • No Toronto artists will be funded through this program.
  • Work that demonstrates critical engagement with contemporary practice.
  • Exhibition opportunities that could be characterized as important for the development of the artist’s career. 
Deadline(s)
September 4, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Mandy Salter
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Mississauga
905-896-5507
mandy.salter@mississauga.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Artistic merit
  • Significance of exhibition to the artist’s career
  • Public impact of exhibition (including location and duration of exhibition)
  • OAC priority groups and artists living within our catchment area
Deadline(s)
July 9, 2018
January 7, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Andrew Ihamaki
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Peterborough
705-743-9179
aihamaki@peterborough.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Sudbury/Galerie d'art de Sudbury
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Supports and recommends Indigenous artists, emerging and regional artists and artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines including craft, photo-based, traditional and new media works. 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Nancy Gareh
Art Gallery of Sudbury/Galerie d'art de Sudbury
Sudbury
705-675-4871 ext. 224
ngareh@artsudbury.org
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Windsor
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The AGW fosters professional artists from Windsor-Essex or southwestern Ontario at various levels of their career through this grant. It is a valuable resource for Windsor-Essex artists intending to develop a professional practice. The AGW prioritizes the work’s artistic merit, impact on the artist’s career and viability of the project. 
Deadline(s)
August 20, 2018
November 20, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jaclyn Meloche
Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor
519-977-0013 ext. 125
jmeloche@agw.ca
Accepting applications
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Contemporary art in all media including installation, video, sculpture and performance. Presentations in non-commercial spaces are prioritized.
Deadline(s)
July 17, 2018
November 15, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Rebecca Gimmi
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Toronto
416-978-8463
rebecca.gimmi@utoronto.ca
Accepting applications
Artspace
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Deadline(s)
August 17, 2018
December 14, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jon Lockyer
Artspace
Peterborough
705-748-3883
jon@artspace-arc.org
Accepting applications
Cambridge Art Galleries
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Projects that will: Strengthen the artist’s exhibition record. Introduce the artist’s work to new audiences. Recognize new developments in the artist’s practice.Maximize the investment made by the grant.
Deadline(s)
July 15, 2018
October 15, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Iga Janik
Cambridge Art Galleries
Cambridge
519-621-0460 ext. 124
ijanik@ideaexchange.org
Not accepting applications
Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
D’appuyer les artistes professionnels francophones ou francophiles de la région.
Deadline(s)
  • Nous acceptons et évaluons les demandes en continu jusqu'à épuisement des fonds.
  • Nous n’acceptons pas de demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Shahla Bahrami
Le Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle
Ottawa
613-748-6954
voixvisuelle@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Conseil des Arts de Hearst (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
La Galerie 815 priorisera les artistes en début de carrière et ceux/celles qui font preuve de créativité, d’innovation et de singularité dans leurs démarches artistiques et leurs technique d’expositions. Ceci dit, les demandes d’artistes de tous les niveaux de carrière et de toutes les disciplines seront acceptées afin d’encourager l’ensemble des artistes francophones de l’Ontario.
Deadline(s)
  • Nous acceptons et évaluons les demandes en continu jusqu'à épuisement des fonds.
  • Nous continuons à accepter les demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Julie-Ann Ayres
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
Hearst
705-362-4900
adj@conseildesartsdehearst.ca
Accepting applications
Craft Ontario
Specialization
Craft
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Priorities
Applications are assessed according to excellence in the field of professional craft practice.
Deadline(s)
July 30, 2018
November 16, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Kate Jackson
Craft Ontario
Toronto
416-925-4222 ext. 226
kjackson@craftontario.com
Accepting applications
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The gallery encourages contemporary multi-disciplinary artistic endeavours, to foster experimental artistic and cultural development and to stimulate dialogue within the art community. A priority is made to exhibitions/artworks shown in professional gallery spaces and towards artists illustrating artistic excellence in their genre towards professional regional/national/international shows further promoting and assisting Northwestern Ontario artists, both emerging/established in developing their professional artistic careers.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
David Karasiewicz
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Thunder Bay
807-344-3814
defsup@tbaytel.net
Accepting applications
Durham Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Steven Morel
The Durham Art Gallery
Durham
519-369-3692
smorel@durhamart.on.ca
Accepting applications
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Specialization
Media arts
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Priorities
Supports the exhibition of media art, from single channel, installation, audio art, performance to cross-disciplinary presentatios involving media art. We are open to non-gallery presention venues.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Scott McGovern
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Guelph
519-836-9811
scott@edvideo.org
Accepting applications
Forest City Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Prioritizes emerging artistsImportance of the body of work and the exhibition in the artist’s careerArtistic merit
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • Please note the gallery is closed during the month of August.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Matthew Kyba
Forest City Gallery
London
519-434-5875
info@forestcitygallery.com
Accepting applications
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
La GNO recommande des expositions d’artistes francophones professionnels de toutes disciplines et de toutes région de l’Ontario. Elle accorde une attention particulière aux artistes du nord de l’Ontario.
Deadline(s)
  • Nous acceptons et évaluons les demandes en continu jusqu'à épuisement des fonds.
  • Nous continuons à accepter les demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Danielle Tremblay
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
Sudbury
705-673-4927
direction@gn-o.org
Not accepting applications
Galerie SAW Gallery
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Artistic excellence
  • Diversity
  • Impact of exhibition on artist’s career 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jason St-Laurent
Galerie SAW Gallery
Ottawa
613-236-6181 ext. 4
jason@galeriesawgallery.com
Accepting applications
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Specialization
Photography
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Priorities
Ontario-based artists with a confirmed exhibition of photography or photo-based work.
Deadline(s)
June 15, 2018
November 1, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Heather Rigg
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Toronto
416-979-3941 ext. 3
heather@gallery44.org
Accepting applications
Gallery Stratford
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • First-time applicants
  •  Importance of exhibition in the artist’s career
  • Exhibitions in a public art gallery and museum 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Angela Brayham
Gallery Stratford
Stratford
519-271-5271 ext. 222
abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca
Accepting applications
Gendai
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Priorities
  • emerging to mid-career artists
  • local, national and international exhibitions
  • projects that demonstrate a platform experimentation and research
  • projects that align with the organization’s visions and values
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Marilyn Jung
Gendai
Toronto
416-516-0287
jungmarilyn@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priority given to artists with exhibitions that contribute to career development and/or opportunities to present new works. 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Ana Olson
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Brantford
519-756-5932
partnerships@glenhyrst.ca
Not accepting applications
Gore Bay Museum
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Innovation and new generation artists
  • Culturally diverse and Indigenous communities
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Stephanie Carlisle
The Gore Bay Museum
Gore Bay
705-282-2040
gorebaymuseum@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • First-time applicant or applicants who have not recently received a grant
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career
  • Extent of the public access to the exhibition
Deadline(s)
July 31, 2018
October 31, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Rhona Wenger
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Grimsby
905-945-3246
rwenger@grimsby.ca
Accepting applications
Hamilton Artists Inc.
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Hamilton Artists Inc. focuses on contemporary art across all disciplines. Please refer to our mandate and objectives for further criteria.
Deadline(s)
July 1, 2018
November 1, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Abedar Kamgari
Hamilton Artists Inc.
Hamilton
905-529-3355
programming@theinc.ca
Accepting applications
Harbourfront Centre
Specialization
Craft
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Priorities
To support the exhibitions of professional craft and design in formal and alternative presentations.
Deadline(s)
September 15, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Robyn Wilcox
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto
416-973-2731
rwilcox@harbourfrontcentre.com
Accepting applications
Immigrant Culture & Art Association
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
To provide access to the Exhibition Assistant grant for newcomer and immigrant artists to support them to showcase their artistic talent in Canada.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Marufa Shinwari
Immigrant Culture and Art Association
Hamilton
905-745-6563
mshinwary@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Interaccess
Specialization
Media arts
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Priorities
Excellence in the fields of new media, electronic and kinetic art, sound art, computer-driven works, code-based art and other new forms.
Deadline(s)
September 28, 2018
January 7, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Megan MacLaurin
InterAccess
Toronto
416-532-0597
art@interaccess.org
Accepting applications
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Importance of the body of work and the exhibition in the artist’s career
  • Artistic Merit 
  • Accessibility
  • A full explanation of each point is detailed on our website.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Lisa Daniels
Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery
Sarnia
519-336-8127 ext. 3224
lisa.daniels@county-lambton.on.ca
Not accepting applications
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priority given to projects that represent a significant opportunity for the applicant’s career. Decision will take into consideration the strength of the applicant’s visuals, exhibition history, CV, and demonstrated commitment to professional development. 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Crystal Mowry
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Kitchener
519-579-5860 ext. 215
cmowry@kwag.on.ca
Accepting applications
Le Labo (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
Le Labo accueille les soumissions des artistes et collectifs francophones émergeants et établis s’identifiants à toute communauté et diversité de genres avec un accent sur les critères suivants : Importance de l’exposition dans la carrière de l’artiste Qualité de la démarche artistique Rigueur du dossier et du budget présenté
Deadline(s)
  • Nous acceptons et évaluons les demandes en continu jusqu'à épuisement des fonds.
  • Nous n’acceptons pas de demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Carolina Reis
Le Labo
Toronto
647-352-4466
info@lelabo.ca
Accepting applications
MacLaren Art Centre
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priorities include promotion of regional artists to national attention, the development of emerging artists regionally and the development of artists from culturally diverse and Indigenous communities. Our criteria are centered around artistic merit, a progressive exhibition record and the caliber of the venue.
Deadline(s)
July 30, 2018
September 17, 2018
January 11, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Emily McKibbon
MacLaren Art Centre
Barrie
705-720-1044 ext. 224
emily@maclarenart.com
Accepting applications
McIntosh Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Cultivation and support of practicing artists including emerging artists
  • Recent exhibition history
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Helen Gregory
McIntosh Gallery
London
519-661-2111 x84601
hgregory@uwo.ca
Accepting applications
McMaster Museum of Art
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artists who demonstrate an interest and consideration of art as a medium for social change and action.
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Carol Podedworny
McMaster Museum of Art
Hamilton
905-525-9140 ext. 26452
podedwo@mcmaster.ca
Accepting applications
Mercer Union
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Contemporary art across all disciplines• Importance of the exhibition in the artist’s career
Deadline(s)
July 6, 2018
December 14, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Cameron Lee
Mercer Union
Toronto
416-536-1519
cameron@mercerunion.org
Accepting applications
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Support emerging artists, first-time applicants, diverse regional practices and work that is experimental or adventurous in nature.  
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Henry Heng Lu
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Kingston
613-548-4883
modernfuelarc@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO) (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Submission Instructions
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
Deadline(s)
  • Nous acceptons et évaluons les demandes en continu jusqu'à épuisement des fonds.
  • Nous n'acceptons pas de demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Émilie Brunet
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans
Ottawa
613-830-6436, poste 209
ebrunet@mifo.ca
Not accepting applications
Museum London
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Quality of application 
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Cassandra Getty
Museum London
London
519-661-0333 ext. 4227
cgetty@museumlondon.ca
Accepting applications
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts Canada
Specialization
Indigenous
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Priorities
The potential impact on the artist’s professional stature and the potential outreach to the community.Importance of the body of work and the exhibition in the artist’s career.Cultural content and opportunities for broader public awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal Arts, talent and craftsmanship.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Crystal Zettel
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts
Niagara Falls
905-646-4492
netoartscanada@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Niagara Artists Centre
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Original and innovative, engaging and compelling, challenging to the intellect, stimulating to the imagination, transcending the academic, lacking pretension and artifice, and multi-faceted in its ability to communicate.
Deadline(s)
October 5, 2018
January 11, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Natasha Pedros
Niagara Artists Centre
St. Catharines
905-641-0331
natasha@nac.org
Accepting applications
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
Specialization
Indigenous
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Priorities
  • Indigenous artists from Northern Ontario.
  • Local exhibitions, as well as further in Canada and abroad.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jordon Panamick
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
M'Chigeeng
705-377-4902
jordon@ojibweculture.ca
Accepting applications
Pictograph Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • To promote & encourage the various expressions of art for local and regional artists.
  • To recognize and provide opportunities for fledgling artists/crafters.
  • To support seasoned artisans in their pursuit to market their talents.
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2018
November 30, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Chris Spilchuk
Pictograph Gallery
Atikokan
807-598-0955
crspilchuk@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Contemporary art in all media
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Leila Timmins
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Oshawa
905-576-3000 ext. 111
ltimmins@rmg.on.ca
Accepting applications
Rodman Hall Art Centre
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Public impact and accessibility of exhibition for a broad audience.
  • Administrative merit (includes the ability of the artist to carry out the project satisfactorily and realistic cost estimates)
  • The professional stature of the exhibiting gallery and its commitment to pay artists’ fees
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Danny Custodio
Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University
St. Catharines
905-688-5550 ext. 5804
dcustodio@brocku.ca
Accepting applications
SAW Video Media Art Centre
Specialization
Media arts
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Priorities
Open to media artists at all levels of their career and throughout the province. SAW Video supports installation, performance, and online exhibitions of all forms of media art: video, film, new media, and audio.
Deadline(s)
August 6, 2018 December 10, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Neven Lochhead
SAW Video Media Art Centre
Ottawa
613-238-7648, ext. 5
programming@sawvideo.com
Accepting applications
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Priorities
  • Artistic merit and excellence
  • Contemporary visual and media-based art practices
Deadline(s)
August 1, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Toleen Touq
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Toronto
416-542-1661
toleen@savac.net
Accepting applications
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Importance of the exhibition in the artist’s career 
  • Support artists in underserved communities
  • Support first-time applicants Artistic merit
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Laura Woermke
St. Thomas - Elgin Public Art Centre
St. Thomas
519-631-4040
lwoermke@stepac.ca
Accepting applications
Station Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Regionally significant works
  • Some consideration is given to print-based practices, honouring the Station Gallery’s commitment to the history of printmaking in Canada as represented in our permanent collection.
  • Priority is given to first-time applicants.
Deadline(s)
September 15, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Olexander Wlasenko
Station Gallery
Whitby
905-668-4185 ext. 7604
Olexander.Wlasenko@stationgallery.ca
Accepting applications
Sur Gallery/Latin American Canadian Art Projects
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Priorities
Recommender for Latin American Canadian artists.
LACAP is a physical space where individuals will be inspired, will interpret, teach and learn about, share and explore various approaches to engage with Latin American art. Our vision is to find innovative ways to interpret and showcase Latin American art, offer opportunities for audiences to understand its relevance in today's global context.
Deadline(s)
August 17, 2018
November 23, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Alexia Bréard-Anderson
Latin American Canadian Art Projects
Toronto
416-654-7787
alexia@surgallery.ca
Accepting applications
Tangled Art + Disability
Specialization
Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
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Priorities
  • Deaf & Disability Arts, Deaf artists and artists with disabilities, including Mad Art & Artists
  • Artistic merit: contribution to the growth and development of Deaf & Disability Art
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Victoria Anne Warner
Tangled Art + Disability
Toronto
647-725-5064
victoria@tangledarts.org
Accepting applications
Textile Museum of Canada
Specialization
Craft
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Priorities
Applications from all artists, including craft, media arts and visual arts.
Deadline(s)
July 3, 2018
December 3, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Sarah Quinton
Textile Museum of Canada
Toronto
416-599-5321 ext. 2224
squinton@textilemuseum.ca
Accepting applications
Thames Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Artistic excellence
  • Significance of exhibition and/or venue in the development of the applicant’s career, i.e. major gallery exhibitions are a higher priority.
  • Support to artists from underserved communities
  • Career support to first-time applicants demonstrating artistic merit
  • Culturally diverse projects and applicantsExperimental and risk-taking
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Pamela Edmonds
Thames Art Gallery
Chatham
226-312-2023 ext. 4410
pamelae@chatham-kent.ca
Accepting applications
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Artistic meritImportance of the exhibition to the artist’s career Public access to the exhibitionCultural diversity
Deadline(s)
October 30, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Nabila Abdel Nabi
Power Plant
Toronto
416-973-4932
nabdelnabi@thepowerplant.org
Accepting applications
Third Space Art Projects
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Priorities
  • Recommender for Black/African-Canadian artists
  • Artistic merit and project’s impact relative to both artistic and career development
  • Location and duration of exhibition/activity in accordance with public accessibility
  • First-time applicant
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Pamela Edmonds
Third Space Art Projects
Chatham
519-350-9211
thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We welcome applicants from all artists residing in Zone 6. Our main priorities are supporting Northwestern Ontario artists with exhibitions outside their home communities and/or first time applicants to the program.
Deadline(s)
September 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Sharon Godwin
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Thunder Bay
807-577-6427
director@theag.ca
Accepting applications
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priority will be given to solo exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run centres. A reasonable budget must be presented outlining project costs and the amount requested. Priority will be given to artists in underserved areas.The importance of the exhibition to the development of the artist’s career will be taken into consideration.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Karen Bachmann
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
Timmins
705-360-2600 ext. 6605
karen.bachmann@timmins.ca
Accepting applications
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We consider artistic excellence and innovation first and foremost. Art projects that push an artist’s (or collective’s) practice conceptually, materially  and/or significantly enhance the artist’s professional development and stature. Preference is given to artists exhibiting at non-profit exhibition venues/organizations at which an artist fee is paid or to established commercial galleries at which an artist has the opportunity to attract new collectors and exhibition opportunities.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Heather McLeese
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Owen Sound
519-376-1932 ext. 228
hmcleese@tomthomson.org
Accepting applications
Varley Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
We encourage applications from artists from York Region, as well as focus on artistic merit and professional context of the project. We encourage applications from artists that reflect the cultural diversity of our region.
Deadline(s)
July 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Anik Glaude
Varley Art Gallery
Unionville, Markham
905-477-7000 ext. 3262
aglaude@markham.ca
Accepting applications
White Water Gallery
Zone
Zone 5
Specialization
None
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Priorities
In addition to the OAC program priorities and criteria, the Gallery prioritizes applications from artists at a significant point in their practice, helping them to disseminate their work beyond their locality and increasing the public’s capacity to view contemporary art across Ontario.
Deadline(s)
July 5, 2018
October 1, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Serena Kataoka
White Water Gallery
North Bay
705-476-2444
programming@whitewatergallery.com
Accepting applications
Woodland Cultural Centre
Specialization
Indigenous
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Deadline(s)
September 4, 2018
January 7, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Naomi Johnson
Woodland Cultural Centre
Brantford
519-759-2650 ext. 243
njohnson@woodlandculturalcentre.ca
Not accepting applications
Woodstock Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The Woodstock Art Gallery is committed to the promotion of practising artists who are exhibiting their work in professional spaces for periods of time greater than three weeks. Preference will be given to non-profit exhibition venues/organizations.
Deadline(s)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Mary Reid
Woodstock Art Gallery
Woodstock
519-539-6761 ext. 2800
mreid@cityofwoodstock.ca
Accepting applications
Workman Arts
Specialization
Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
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Priorities
Workman Arts is happy to receive Exhibition Assistance applications from artists who self-identify as Deaf and/or differently-abled. We particularly welcome applications from artists who have lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.
Deadline(s)
August 15, 2018
December 14, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Cara Spooner
Workman Arts
Toronto
416-583-4339 ext. 4
cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
Accepting applications
YYZ Artists' Outlet
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priority will be given to first-time applicants. 
Deadline(s)
September 14, 2018
January 15, 2019
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Ana Bjaras
YYZ Artists' Outlet
Toronto
416-598-4546
abarajas@yyzartistsoutlet.org