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Caroline Cotter

Program Administrator
416-969-7455
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Amber Yared

Program Administrator
416-969-7461
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Recommenders for Exhibition Assistance

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.

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

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Currently accepting applications

Zone

Specialization

Accepting applications
180 Projects 
Zone
Zone 5
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Description
180 Projects works in partnership with Miranda Bouchard (independent
curator/ Thinking Rock Community Arts), Dayna Rainville (Dawaa Dazhii
Gallery), Isabelle Michaud (Arts Council of Algoma), and Katie Huckson (Digital Creator Lab).
Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Submit applications by mail or email. 
Deadline(s)
August 15, 2017
November 1, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Andrea Pinheiro
180 Projects 
180 Gore St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 1M2
705-297-7634
oneeightyprojects@gmail.com
Accepting applications
A Space Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by email to vicky@aspacegallery.org with Exhibition Assistance and your name in the subject line OR by mail to the attention of “Exhibition Assistance” to the address below.
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
110-401 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
416-979-9633
vicky@aspacegallery.org
Accepting applications
Agnes Etherington Art Centre 
Zone
Zone 4
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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 
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the address to the attention of “OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant Applications” OR, by email to: aeadmin@queensu.ca with the subject line: OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant Application.
Deadline(s)
August 1, 2017 
January 3, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Kate Yüksel
Agnes Etherington Art Centre 
Queen’s University, 36 University Ave
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
613-533-2190
aeadmin@queensu.ca
Accepting applications
Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Zone
Zone 4
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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
176 Bobcaygeon Road, Box 648
Minden, ON, K0M 2K0
705-286-3763
gallery@mindenhills.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Algoma 
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
In no particular order, priority will be given to:
  • Emerging artists who seek exhibition venues regionally or beyond
  • Aboriginal artists
  • Francophone artists
  • Local 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
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the attention of Megumi Matsumoto to the above address. 
Deadline(s)
July 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.  
Contact
Megumi  Matsumoto
Art Gallery of Algoma 
10 East Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 3C3
705-949-9067
megumi@artgalleryofalgoma.com
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Burlington
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
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
Denis Longchamps
Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON, L7S 1A9
905-632-7796 ext. 303
denis@agb.life
Not accepting applications
Art Gallery of Guelph
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
Supports artists practicing in a variety of media, including traditional practices as well as new media. The AGG considers artistic merit, first and foremost, but also emerging artists who have a greater challenge accessing funds, first-time applicants, applicants who have not previously or recently received support through the AGG. 
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the address below or hand deliver application.
Deadline(s)
July 1, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May. 
Contact
Andrew Hunter
Art Gallery of Guelph
358 Gordon St
Guelph, ON, N1G 1Y1
519-837-0010 ext.  5
ahunter@artgalleryofguelph.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Support for established and emerging artists in Hamilton and Toronto.
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career.
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the attention of Melissa Bennett, to the address listed below.
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
123 King St. W
 Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8
905-527-6610 ext. 257
melissa@artgalleryofhamilton.com
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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. 
Submission Instructions
Emailed applications are preferred. Send them to Laura Carusi, Curatorial Assistant laura.carusi@mississauga.ca with the subject line “OAC Exhibition Assistance / Your Name.” Alternatively, mail applications to the address below.
Deadline(s)
September 3, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Laura Carusi
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C1
905-896-5088 ext. 5506
laura.carusi@mississauga.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Zone
Zone 4
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the attention of “Exhibition Assistance” OR by email to: gallery@agp.on.ca or aihamaki@peterborough.ca
Deadline(s)
July 11, 2017
January 9, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Andrew Ihamaki
Art Gallery of Peterborough
250 Crescent St
Peterborough, ON, K9J 2G1
705-743-9179 ext. 2029
aihamaki@peterborough.ca
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Sudbury/Galerie d'art de Sudbury 
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
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 
251 John St
Sudbury, ON, P3E 1P9
705-675-4871 ext. 224
ngareh@artsudbury.org
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Windsor
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
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 emerging 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)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Nicole McCabe
Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive W
Windsor, ON, N9A 7J1
519-977-0013 ext. 134
 nmcabe@agw.ca
Accepting applications
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Contemporary art in all media including installation, video, sculpture and performance. Presentations in non-commercial spaces are prioritized.
Deadline(s)
July 17, 2017
November 15, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Rebecca Gimmi
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 3H3
416-979-8463
rebecca.gimmi@utoronto.ca
Accepting applications
Artcite Inc.
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Artistic excellence
  • Contemporary visual arts
  • Significance of exhibition and/or venue in the development of the applicant’s career.
  • Priority support to first-time applicants demonstrating artistic merit.
  • Regional activity
  • Culturally diverse projects and applicants
  • Experimentation and risk-taking
  • Artist’s contribution to, and participation in, their local artistic community.
Submission Instructions
Applications can be dropped off in person or mailed to the address below, indicating “Exhibition Assistance 2017-18”. 
Deadline(s)
July 10, 2017
October 10, 2017
January 10, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Joshua Babcock
Artcite Inc.
109 University Ave W
Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4
 519-977-6564
prgmcoord@artcite.ca
Accepting applications
Artspace
Zone
Zone 4
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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
Jonathan Lockyer
Artspace
378 Aylmer St North
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7X6
705-748-3883
jon@artspace-arc.org
Accepting applications
Cambridge Art Galleries
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Submit application either by mail or email to the address below.
Deadline(s)
August 15, 2017
November 15, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Iga Janik
Cambridge Art Galleries
1 North Square
Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6
519-621-0460 ext. 124
ijanik@ideaexchange.org
Accepting applications
Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle
Specialization
Francophone
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Additional priorities and criteria
D’appuyer les artistes professionnels francophones ou francophiles de la région.
Submission Instructions
Envoyer par poste à l’addresse si-dessous ou bien par courriel à : voixvisuelle@gmail.com
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
Shahla Bahrami
Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle
262, chemin Montréal, C.P. 79023
Ottawa, (Ontario), K1L 1A1
613-748-6954
voixvisuelle@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
Specialization
Francophone
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Additional priorities and criteria
La galerie priorisera les artistes en début de carrière et les artistes qui font preuve de créativité et d’innovation dans leur démarches artistiques. Ceci dit, nous acceptons les demandes d’artistes de tous les niveaux de carrière afin d’encourager l’emsemble des artistes francophones. 
Submission Instructions
Envoyer les demandes par la poste à : Galerie 815, C.P 2350, Heast (Ontario) P0L 1N0
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
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
Valérie Picard
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
73, 9e Rue, 2e étage, C. P. 2350
Hearst, (Ontario), P0L 1N0
705-362-4900
dg@conseildesartsdehearst.ca
Accepting applications
Craft Ontario
Specialization
Craft
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Additional priorities and criteria
Applications are assessed according to excellence in the field of professional craft practice.
Submission Instructions
Mail applications to the address below or, to submit your application in a digital format, scan and save the signed application form as a pdf, upload all files to a file sharing program such as Dropbox or WeTransfer, and share with gallery@craftontario.com.
Deadline(s)
July 28, 2017
November 17, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Janna Hiemstra
Craft Ontario
1106 Queen Street W
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H9
416-925-4222 ext. 225
jhiemstra@craftontario.com
Accepting applications
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
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Additional priorities and criteria
The gallery encourages contemporary multi-disciplinary artistic endeavours, fosters experimental artistic and cultural development and stimulates dialogue within the art community. Priority is given to:
  • exhibitions in professional galleries
  • artistic excellence
  • regional, national and international exhibitions by Northwestern Ontario artists at all career stages that help further their artistic careers.
Submission Instructions
  • 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
250 Park Ave, Suite 101, Box 24012
Thunder Bay, ON, P7A 8A9
807-344-3814
defsup@tbaytel.net
Accepting applications
Durham Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Submission Instructions
Mail complete applications to PO Box 1021, Durham ON N0G 1R0, or email to smorel@durhamart.on.ca. Emailed applications are preferred.
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
Durham Art Gallery
251 George St E, PO Box 1021
Durham, ON, N0G 1R0
519-369-3692
smorel@durhamart.on.ca
Accepting applications
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Specialization
Media arts
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to address listed below or email to scott@edvideo.org with signed application and links to work online if applicable.
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
404 York Road
Guelph, ON, N1E 3H4
519-836-9811
scott@edvideo.org
Not accepting applications
Forest City Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Prioritizes emerging artists
  • Importance of the body of work and the exhibition in the artist’s career
  • Artistic merit
Submission Instructions
Submit by email ONLY. Subject: OAC Exhibition Assistance Application.
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
258 Richmond St
London, ON, N6B 2H7
519-434-5875
info@forestcitygallery.com
Accepting applications
Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre
Zone
Zone 6
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Additional priorities and criteria
The importance of an exhibition to the development of the artist; artistic merit and first-time applicants who demonstrate professionalism and artistic promise.
Deadline(s)
January 10, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Sherry George
Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre
259 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 1G8
807-274-7891 ext. 1111
sgeorge@fortfrances.ca
Not accepting applications
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
Specialization
Francophone
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Envoyez votre demande par courriel à danielle@gn-o.org
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
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
Adresse postale : C. P. 242, succ. B
Adresse municipale : 174, rue Elgin
Sudbury, (Ontario), P3E 4N5
705-673-4927
danielle@gn-o.org
Accepting applications
Galerie SAW Gallery
Specialization
Francophone
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Excellence artistique
  • Diversité culturelle
  • Impact de l’exposition sur la carrière de l’artiste
Submission Instructions
Envoyer la demande par la poste à l’adresse ci-dessous ou la déposer en personne.
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
Deadline(s)
12 janvier 2017
  • Nous continuons à accepter les demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Jason St-Laurent
Galerie SAW Gallery
67, rue Nicholas
Ottawa, (Ontario), K1N 7B9
613-236-6181
jason@galeriesawgallery.com
Accepting applications
Galerie SAW Gallery
Zone
Zone 4
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Artistic excellence
  • Diversity
  • Impact of exhibition on artist’s career 
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the address below or hand deliver application. 
Deadline(s)
January 12, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Jason St-Laurent
Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St
Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B9
613-236-6181
jason@galeriesawgallery.com
Accepting applications
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
Specialization
Photography
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Additional priorities and criteria
Ontario-based artists with a confirmed exhibition of photography or photo-based work.
Deadline(s)
May 15, 2017
November 15, 2017 
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Leila Timmins
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
120-401 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
416-979-3941 ext. 3
leila@gallery.44org
Accepting applications
Gallery Stratford
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
54 Romeo Street South
Stratford, ON, N5A 4S9
519-271-5271 ext. 222
abrayham@gallerystratford.on.ca 
Accepting applications
Gendai
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Description
Recommender for East Asian artists
Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Submission Instructions
Submit by email to info@gendaigallery.org with the subject line: OAC Exhibition Assistance 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
Marilyn Jung
Gendai
500 Lansdowne Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6H 3Y3
416-516-0287
jungmarilyn@gmail.com
Not accepting applications
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
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
Matthew Ryan Smith
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
20 Ava Rd
Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9
647-216-8759
matthewryansmith733@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Gore Bay Museum
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Innovation and new generation artists
  • Culturally diverse and Indigenous communities
Submission Instructions
Submit applications by mail only.
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
Nicole Weppler
Gore Bay Museum
15 Water St
Gore Bay, ON, P0P 1H0
705-282-2040 or 705-282-2420
pbond@gorebay.ca
Accepting applications
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Submission Instructions
Mail applications for the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to the address below.
Deadline(s)
July 31, 2017
October 31, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Rhona Wenger
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON, L3M 1Y1
905-945-3246
rwenger@grimsby.ca
Not accepting applications
Hamilton Artists Inc. 
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Hamilton Artists Inc. focuses on contemporary art across all disciplines. Please refer to our mandate and objectives for further criteria.
Submission Instructions
Mail applications to: P.O. Box 57125, Jackson Station, 2 King St. West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4W9 or send applications and images in a single PDF by email to programming@theinc.ca. If sending your application by mail, provide a digital copy of the application documents by email as well, or include it on your support material disk or USB key. 
Deadline(s)
July 1, 2017
November 1, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Caitlin  Sutherland
Hamilton Artists Inc. 
155 James St. North
Hamilton, ON, L8R 2L1
905-529-3355
programming@theinc.ca
Not accepting applications
Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design
Specialization
Craft
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Additional priorities and criteria
To support the exhibitions of professional craft and design in formal and alternative presentations.
Deadline(s)
September 15, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Melanie Egan
Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design
235 Queen's Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8
416-973-4963
rmegan@harbourfrontcentre.com
Accepting applications
Immigrant Culture & Art Association 
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
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 & Art Association 
689 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON, L8L 3M5
905-745-6563
icaa@immigrantart.org
Accepting applications
Interaccess
Specialization
Media arts
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Excellence in the fields of new media, electronic and kinetic art, sound art, computer-driven works, code-based art and other new forms.
Submission Instructions
Mailed applications should be sent to the attention of Shauna Jean Doherty at the address below.
Deadline(s)
September 30, 2017
January 20, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Shauna Jean Doherty
Interaccess
9 Ossington Ave
Toronto, ON, M6J 2Y8
416-532-0597 ext. 21
shauna@interaccess.org
Accepting applications
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
147 Lochiel St
Sarnia, ON, N7T 0B4
519-336-8127 ext. 3224
lisa.daniels@county-lambton.on.ca
Accepting applications
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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. 
Submission Instructions
Please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope if you would like to have your support material returned to you.
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
101 Queen St N
Kitchener, ON, N2H 6P7
519-579-5860 ext. 215
cmowry@kwag.on.ca
Accepting applications
Le Labo
Specialization
Francophone
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Importance de l’ensemble de l’oeuvre et de l’exposition dans la carrière de l’artiste
  • Arts médiatiques, arts visuels et multiarts
Submission Instructions
Envoyer par poste à l’addresse si-dessous ou bien par courriel à :  direction@lelabo.ca 
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
Deadline(s)
3 septembre 2017
7 janvier 2018
  • Nous n’acceptons pas de demandes entre février et mai.
Contact
Carolina Reis
Le Labo
24, chemin Spadina
Toronto, (Ontario), M5R 2S7
647-352-4411
info@lelabo.ca
Accepting applications
MacLaren Art Centre 
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
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 31, 2017
September 18, 2017
January 22, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Renée van der Avoird
MacLaren Art Centre 
37 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON, L4M 3M2
705-720-1044 ext. 235 
renee@maclarenart.com
Accepting applications
McIntosh Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Cultivation and support of practicing artists including emerging artists 
  • Recent exhibition history
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to address listed below OR email to celliots@uwo.ca, subject line: Exhibition Assistance.
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
Catherine Elliot Shaw
McIntosh Gallery
Western University
London, ON, N6A 3K7
519-661-3181
celliots@uwo.ca
Accepting applications
McMaster Museum of Art
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Artists who demonstrate an interest and consideration of art as a medium for social change and action.
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
Carol Podedworny
McMaster Museum of Art
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L6
905-525-9140 ext. 26452
podedwo@mcmaster.ca 
Accepting applications
Mercer Union
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Contemporary art across all disciplines
Importance of the exhibition in the artist’s career
Submission Instructions
Please send all applications and questions by email to cameron@mercerunion.org.
Deadline(s)
July 7, 2017
December 8, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Cameron  Lee
Mercer Union
1286 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M6H 1N9
416-536-1519
cameron@mercerunion.org
Accepting applications
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Zone
Zone 4
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Additional priorities and criteria
Support emerging artists, first-time applicants, diverse regional practices and work that is experimental or adventurous in nature. 
 
Submission Instructions
Include “Exhibition Assistance” in the email subject line. 
Deadline(s)
September 15, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Michael DiRisio
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
370 King St West
Kingston, ON, K7L 2X4
613-548-4883
artistic@modernfuel.org
Accepting applications
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO)
Specialization
Francophone
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Submission Instructions
Envoyer par courriel à l’adresse ci-dessous ou bien par la poste à : 245 Boul. Centrum, bureau 135, Orléans (Ontario) K1E 0A1.
Nous acceptons les demandes en français seulement.
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
Caroline Lalonde
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO)
Centre culturel d'Orléans
Ottawa, (Ontario), K1C 1J4
613-580-2766
clalonde@mifo.ca
Accepting applications
Museum London
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
421 Ridout St N
London, ON, N6A 5H4
519-661-0333 ext. 4227
cgetty@museumlondon.ca
Accepting applications
Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe Native Arts Canada
Specialization
Indigenous
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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 review applications in the order in which they are received.
  • 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 Canada
5017 Victoria Ave, Unit 104
Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 4C9
289-271-2701
netoartscanada@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Niagara Artists Centre
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Mail to address below OR submit by email using “Exhibition Assistance” in subject line.
Deadline(s)
September 29, 2017
January 19, 2018 
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Natasha Pedros
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3N2
 905-641-0331
natasha@nac.org
Accepting applications
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
Specialization
Indigenous
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Anong Beam
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
PO Box 278, 15 HWY 551
M'Chigeeng, ON, P0P 1G0
705-377-4902
anong@ojibweculture.ca
Not accepting applications
Pictograph Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the address listed below OR, by email to: atikokanpictographgallery@gmail.com
Deadline(s)
October 15, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Christine Spilchuk
Pictograph Gallery
Box 1919
Atikokan, ON, P0T 1C0
807-598-0955
crspilchuk@gmail.com
Not accepting applications
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Contemporary art in all media
Submission Instructions
Use ‘EA Application’ in subject line when applying by email. Please submit all necessary information; hardcopy material will only be returned with a self-addressed/stamped envelope
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
Linda Jansma
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St, Civic Centre
Oshawa, ON, L1H 3Z3
905-576-3000 ext. 111
ljansma@rmg.on.ca
Accepting applications
Rodman Hall Art Centre
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to address below OR email a PDF to marcie.bronson@brocku.ca.
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
Marcie Bronson
Rodman Hall Art Centre
109 St. Paul Crescent
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 1M3
905-688-5550 ext. 5804
marcie.bronson@brocku.ca
Accepting applications
SAW Video Media Art Centre
Specialization
Media arts
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Additional priorities and criteria
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 14, 2017
December 11, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Neven Lochhead
SAW Video Media Art Centre
67 Nicholas St
Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B9
613-238-7648
programming@sawvideo.com
Accepting applications
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Description
Recommender for artists of colour
Additional priorities and criteria
  • Artistic merit and excellence
  • Contemporary visual and media-based art practices
Deadline(s)
August 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Toleen Touq
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
450-401 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
416-542-1661
toleen@savac.net
Accepting applications
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
301 Talbot St
St. Thomas, ON, N5P 1B5
519-631-4040
info@stepac.ca
Accepting applications
Station Gallery 
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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)
  • We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Olex  Wlasenko
Station Gallery 
1450 Henry St
Whitby , ON, L1N 0A8
905-668-4185 ext. 7604
wlasenkoo@whitbystationgallery.com
Accepting applications
Sur Gallery
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Description
Recommender for Latin American Canadian artists
Additional priorities and criteria
  • Artistic merit and the impact of the project relative to both artistic and career development
  • Emphasis on emerging to mid-career artists
  • New directions in the artist's practice
  • Support local and international exhibitions
Deadline(s)
August 3, 2017
November 23, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Alexia Bréard-Anderson
Sur Gallery
39 Queens Quay E., Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M5E 0A5
416-654-7787
info@surgallery.ca
Accepting applications
Tangled Art + Disability
Specialization
Deaf artists and artists with disabilities
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Additional priorities and criteria
We prioritize Disability and Deaf art. We recommend exhibitions based on merit (e.g. the exhibition’s contribution to the growth and development of Deaf and Disability art in Ontario) and impact (e.g. Are there enough funds to allow the artist to present their exhibition? What other funding sources and awards do they have access to?).
Submission Instructions
Submit applications by email to info@tangledarts.org OR mail to the address below.
Deadline(s)
December 5, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Barak Adé Soleil
Tangled Art + Disability
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
647-725-5064
info@tangledarts.org
Accepting applications
Textile Museum of Canada
Specialization
Craft
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Additional priorities and criteria
Applications from all artists, including craft, media arts and visual arts.
Submission Instructions
​Mail applications to the attention of “Exhibition Assistance” at the address below.
Deadline(s)
July 7, 2017
December 1, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Sarah Quinton
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave
Toronto, ON, M5G 2H5
416-599-5321 ext. 2224
squinton@textilemuseum.ca
Accepting applications
Thames Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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 applicants
  • Experimental 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
75 William St North
Chatham, ON, N7M 4L4
519-354-8346 ext. 35
pamelae@chatham-kent.ca
Accepting applications
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • Artistic merit
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career 
  • Public access to the exhibition
  • Cultural diversity
Submission Instructions
Applications are not accepted by email. Mail applications to the address listed below.
Deadline(s)
October 30, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Nabila Abdel Nabi
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 
231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8
416-973-4932
nabdelnabi@thepowerplant.org
Accepting applications
Third Space Art Projects
Specialization
Artists of colour
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Description
Recommender for Black/African-Canadian artists

Third Space Art Projects (TSAP) is a curatorial collective co-founded in 2009 as a forum for the promotion, presentation and development of multidisciplinary contemporary art projects that engage trans-cultural and diaspora communities, with a particular focus on visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Through art exhibitions, screenings, performances, cultural exchanges and educational programs, this initiative encourages innovative arts and inventive curatorial practices that celebrate the active hybridization of culture(s) as a transformative space in which new and emergent aesthetic discourse is produced.
Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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
Submission Instructions
Scan your completed and signed application form and save it as a PDF. Email your entire submission, attaching all related documentation to thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com, subject line: Exhibition Assistance - [YOUR NAME]. 
 
How to submit support materials 
  • You can send digital images (minimum JPG 800 x 600 pixels @ 72dpi) or links to videos on Vimeo or YouTube or other websites as applicable. We will view up to five minutes of video. For media larger than 10 MB please submit using Dropbox. 
  • Upload all required documents via Dropbox (see list in application form) and support material in a Folder with your LAST NAME
  • Share the folder in Dropbox with thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com 
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

519-354-8346 ext. 35
thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 6
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Emailed applications are preferred. Send them to director@theag.ca or by mail to the address below.
Deadline(s)
July 31, 2017
November 30, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Sharon Godwin
Thunder Bay Art Gallery
1080 Keewatin St
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7
807-577-6427
director@theag.ca
Accepting applications
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre 
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to the address listed above OR, by email to: karen.bachmann@timmins.ca with the subject line “OAC Exhibition Assistance 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
Karen Bachmann
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre 
220 Algonquin Blvd. East
Timmins, ON, P4N 1B3
705-360-2600 ext. 6605
karen.bachmann@timmins.ca
Accepting applications
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 1
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Additional priorities and criteria
  • 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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by email using the subject line: Exhibition Assistance. Only digital applications are accepted. Applications on a CD or USB key may be accepted by mail. Include a self-addressed and stamped envelope if you would like to have your support material returned to you.
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
Christian Bernard Singer
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
840 First Ave W
Owen Sound, ON, N4K 4K4
519-376-1932 ext. 231
cbsinger@tomthomson.org
Accepting applications
Varley Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
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)
June 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
  • We do not accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Anik Glaude
Varley Art Gallery
216 Main St
Unionville, Markham, ON, L3R 2H1
905-477-7000 ext. 3262
aglaude@markham.ca
Accepting applications
White Water Gallery
Zone
Zone 5
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Emailed applications are preferred. Send them to programming@whitewatergallery.com with “Exhibition Assistance” in the subject line. Include a copy of the completed and signed application form, signed letter of confirmation of exhibition, and any supplementary materials. Or, send mailed applications to the address above (Attn: Exhibition Assistance).
Deadline(s)
July 15, 2017
October 15, 2017
January 15, 2018
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Serena Kataoka
White Water Gallery
122 Main St E
North Bay, ON, P1B 8K6
705-476-2444
director@whitewatergallery.com
Accepting applications
Woodland Cultural Centre
Specialization
Indigenous
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Submission Instructions
Submit application as a PDF by email to the address below.
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
Naomi Johnson
Woodland Cultural Centre
PO Box 1506, 184 Mohawk St
Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6
519-759-2650 ext. 243
njohnson@woodland-centre.on.ca
Not accepting applications
Woodstock Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
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Additional priorities and criteria
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.
Submission Instructions
Submit by mail to address listed below OR email as one single PDF to mreid@citywoodstock.ca.
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
449 Dundas Street
Woodstock, ON, N4S 1C2
519-539-6761 ext. 2800
mreid@cityofwoodstock.ca
Accepting applications
YYZ Artists' Outlet
Zone
Zone 3
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Additional priorities and criteria
Priority will be given to first-time applicants. 
Deadline(s)
September 9, 2017
December 30, 2017
  • We continue to accept applications between February and May.
Contact
Mallory Wilkinson
YYZ Artists' Outlet
401 Richmond St West
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
416-598-4546
mallory@yyzartistsoutlet.org