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Exhibition Assistance

Exhibition Assistance
January 01, 2006 - January 01, 2006

Program for: Individuals and Artists Collectives

Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Grant decisions are made through third-party recommenders (public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

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

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

Note: Aboriginal Artists may also be eligible to apply for Aboriginal Artists Materials and Supplies Assistance grants.

Deadlines: The program will re-open in June 2016. Recommenders establish their own application deadlines for Exhibition Assistance, or may decide to accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please refer to Recommender Deadlines and Contacts (below) for further information. 

Program Guidelines and Application Form

The following program guidelines are for information only. The 2016 guidelines and application form will be posted in early June 2016. In the meantime you may use the 2015-16 application form.

Recommender Deadlines and Contacts

Look here PDF File for detailed information on contacts and deadlines, criteria or funding priorities for each Exhibition Assistance recommender. It also identifies if recommenders accept applications during the program break, i.e. February through May. Please note: This information will be updated in June 2016 for the 2016 program.

Final Report

For more information

  • Anne Gardé Gravestock, Program Administrator, 416-969-7461, toll-free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7461,
  • Caroline Cotter, Program Administrator, 416-969-7455, toll-free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7455,