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416-969-7461
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​​​1-800-387-0058

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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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Recommenders for Exhibition Assistance

The 2020-21 program is open from September 2020 until January 15, 2021. Note that the list of participating recommenders is posted in September 2020 when the program opens, and is subject to updates and changes during the program year.  
 

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 only accept applications in French, and will assess them 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)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Andrea Pinheiro
180 Projects
Sault Ste. Marie
705-297-7634
oneeightyprojects@gmail.com
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)
January 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
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)
January 05, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
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.

Contact
Laurie Carmount
Agnes Jamieson Gallery
Minden
705-286-3763
gallery@mindenhills.ca
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 who are dedicated to placing critical conversations at the fore.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Suzanne Carte
Art Gallery of Burlington
Burlington
905-632-7796 ext. 303
suzanne@agb.life
Accepting applications
Art Gallery of Guelph
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
The AGG prioritizes artists from the Guelph region working in any media who are addressing issues and ideas with social and public relevance, have a research-based art practice that is community-focused, and represent Indigenous or historically under-represented communities.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
AGG curatorial staff
Art Gallery of Guelph
Guelph
519-837-0010 ext. 3
info@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 the Hamilton region
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career.
  • Work that demonstrates critical engagement with contemporary practice.
  • Encourage applications from Indigenous or historically under-represented communities.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Melissa Bennett
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton
905-527-6610 ext. 257
melissa@artgalleryofhamilton.com
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)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Carolyn Code
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Peterborough
705-743-9179
ccode@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.

Contact
Nancy Gareh
Art Gallery of Sudbury/Galerie d'art de Sudbury
Sudbury
705-675-4871 ext. 224
ngareh@artsudbury.org
Not 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)
November 20, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Nicole McCabe
Art Gallery of Windsor
Windsor
519-977-0013
nmccabe@agw.ca
Not 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)
  • November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Rebecca Gimmi
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Toronto
416-978-8463
rebecca.gimmi@utoronto.ca
Accepting applications
Artcite Inc.
Zone
Zone 1
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • 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
Deadline(s)
January 04, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Imogen Clendinning
Artcite Inc.
Windsor
(519) 977-6564
imogen@artciteinc.ca
Accepting applications
Artspace
Zone
Zone 4
Specialization
None
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Deadline(s)
January 08, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Hannah Keating
Artspace
Peterborough
705-748-3883
hannah@artspace-arc.org
Accepting applications
Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
Support the region’s Francophone and Francophile professional artists.
Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

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
Galerie 815 will give priority to emerging artists and artists who show creativity, innovation and uniqueness in their practice and exhibition techniques. Nevertheless, applications will be accepted from artists at all career levels and in all disciplines to encourage all Francophone artists in Ontario.
Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Valérie Picard
Conseil des Arts de Hearst
Hearst
705-362-4900
dg@conseildesartsdehearst.ca
Not 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)
  • November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Janna Hiemstra
Craft Ontario
Toronto
416-925-4222, ext. 225
jhiemstra@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.

Contact
David Karasiewicz
Definitely Superior Art Gallery
Thunder Bay
807-344-3814
defsup@tbaytel.net
Accepting applications
Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) - formerly SAW Video
Specialization
Media arts
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Priorities
Open to media artists at all levels of their career and throughout the province. DARC supports installation, performance, and online exhibitions of all forms of media art: video, film, new media, and audio.
Deadline(s)
December 14, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Anyse Ducharme
Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) - formerly SAW Video
Ottawa
613-238-7648, ext. 5
programming@digitalartsresourcecentre.ca
Not accepting applications
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Specialization
Media arts
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Priorities
Supports the exhibition of media art - single channel, installation, audio art, performance, and cross-disciplinary presentations involving media art. We are open to non-gallery presentation venues.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

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
  • Emerging artists
  • Importance of the body of work and the exhibition in the artist’s career
  • Artistic merit
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Teresa Carlesimo
Forest City Gallery
London
519-434-5875
info@forestcitygallery.com
Accepting applications
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
The GNO recommends exhibitions by Francophone professional artists in all disciplines and from all parts of Ontario. Special consideration is given to artists from Northern Ontario.
Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Danielle Tremblay
Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario
Sudbury
705-673-4927
direction@gn-o.org
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.

Contact
Jason St-Laurent
Galerie SAW Gallery
Ottawa
613-236-6181 ext. 4
jason@saw-centre.com
Accepting applications
Galerie SAW Gallery (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Priorities
Artistic excellence.
Diversity.
Impact of the exhibition on the artist’s career.
Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Jason St-Laurent
Galerie SAW Gallery
Ottawa
613-236-6181, poste 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)
  • November 27, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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.

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, priority given to culturally diverse applicants or applicants from marginalized communities
  • experimental projects and platforms for collaborative research and knowledge-production
  • we encourage projects with capacity for long-term engagement with contemporary socio-political issues and resonance beyond the art community
Deadline(s)
January 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Petrina Ng
Gendai
Toronto
647-294-0434
gendaicommons@gmail.com
Accepting applications
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 2
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • First-time applicants 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)
January 4, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
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 critical, unconventional, and challenging contemporary art across all disciplines and career levels. Please refer to our mission and values for further criteria.
Deadline(s)
December 1, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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)
  • October 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
  • January 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Melanie Egan
Harbourfront Centre
Toronto
416-973-4963
rmegan@harbourfrontcentre.com
Not 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, bio art, and other emerging art forms.
Deadline(s)
November 18 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Megan MacLaurin
InterAccess
Toronto
416-532-0597
art@interaccess.org
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.

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 welcomes submissions from emerging and established Francophone artists and collectives that identify with any community and diversity of genres, with an emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career
  • Quality of the artistic practice
  • Thoroughness of the portfolio and budget presented
Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Dyana Ouvrard
Le Labo
Toronto
647-352-4411
dyana@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. 
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Emily McKibbon
MacLaren Art Centre
Barrie
705-720-1044 ext. 224
emily@maclarenart.com
Not 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.

Contact
Helen Gregory
McIntosh Gallery
London
519-661-2111 x84601
hgregory@uwo.ca
Not 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)
November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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)
December 11, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Aamna Muzaffar
Mercer Union
Toronto
416-536-1519
office@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)
January 14, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Anne-Sophie Grenier
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Kingston
613-548-4883
admin@modernfuel.org
Accepting applications
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO) (F)
Specialization
Francophone
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Submission Instructions
Accepts French-language applications only.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Catherine Sirois
Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans
Ottawa
613-830-6436
galerie@mifo.ca
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.

Contact
Cassandra Getty
Museum London
London
519-661-0333 ext. 4227
cgetty@museumlondon.ca
Not 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 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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.

Contact
Naomi Recollet
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
M'Chigeeng
705-377-4902
naomi@ojibweculture.ca
Not 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)
November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Hendrica Bayliss
Pictograph Gallery
Atikokan
807-597-6957
atikhome@yahoo.ca
Not accepting applications
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Contemporary art - all media.
Deadline(s)
October 01, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Leila Timmins
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Oshawa
905-576-3000 ext. 111
ltimmins@rmg.on.ca
Not 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)
October 30, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Toleen Touq
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Toronto
416-542-1661
toleen@savac.net
Not 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)
October 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Olexander Wlasenko
Station Gallery
Whitby
905-668-4185 ext. 1796
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)
December 04, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Claudia Arana
Latin American Canadian Art Projects
Toronto
416-654-7787
claudia@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)
  • November 16, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
  • January 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Victoria Anne Warner
Tangled Art + Disability
Toronto
647-725-5064
victoria@tangledarts.org
Not accepting applications
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
  • Artistic merit
  • Importance of the exhibition to the artist’s career
  • Public access to the exhibition
  • Cultural diversity
Deadline(s)
  • November 27, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Justine Kohleal
The Power Plant
Toronto
416-973-4929
jkohleal@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.

Contact
Pamela Edmonds
Third Space Art Projects
Chatham
6473035121
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)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

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.

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 will assess applications based on artistic excellence and innovation, appropriate budget, and the impact of the proposal on the artist's career. This year, we will especially support: (1) new works and projects that help our communities recover and heal from the health pandemic crisis (2) proposals by Indigenous artists (3) projects that embody diverse representation.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Aidan Ware
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Owen Sound
519-376-1932 ext. 227
aware@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)
  • December 7, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
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)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Mitchell Ellam
White Water Gallery
North Bay
705-358-2883
programming@whitewatergallery.com
Accepting applications
Woodland Cultural Centre
Specialization
Indigenous
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Priorities
Our program supports Indigenous artists, including emerging, mid-career, and established artists showcasing exhibitions significant to their careers. This includes but is not limited to first time solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, international exhibitions, and retrospectives. Artists can be showcasing their work in a variety of mediums and venues including digital exhibitions.
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Patricia Deadman
Woodland Cultural Centre
Brantford
519-759-2650
curator@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.

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 having a disability. We particularly welcome applications from artists who have lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.
Deadline(s)
January 11, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Contact
Kais Padamshi
Workman Arts
Toronto
416-583-4339 ext. 4
kais_padamshi@workmanarts.com
Accepting applications
YYZ Artists' Outlet
Zone
Zone 3
Specialization
None
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Priorities
Priority will be given to first-time applicants. 
Deadline(s)

We accept and assess applications on an ongoing basis until funds are spent.

Contact
Ana Barajas
YYZ Artists' Outlet
Toronto
416-598-4546
abarajas@yyzartistsoutlet.org