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Visual Arts Artist-Run Centres and Organizations: Operating

Results Announcement

Deadline Date: March 3, 2021
Lum, Morris, Mississauga
McKenzie, Heidi, Toronto
Mowry, Crystal, Cambridge
Windatt, Clayton, Sturgeon Falls

Advisory panels provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2 and 3 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel. 

To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure. 

In 2021, OAC put a pause on the multi-year cycles of all operating programs. All applications were assessed by an advisory panel.
Number of Applications:
Total Requested:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Total Recommended:
A Space Gallery, Toronto, $50,629
Art Metropole, Toronto, $25,483
Artcite Inc., Windsor, $35,035
Artspace, Peterborough, $30,913
CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Kitchener, $11,001
Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice, Hamilton, $28,255
Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative, Toronto, $8,368
Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, $26,600
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, $37,326
DesignTO, Toronto, $20,746
Fado Performance Inc., Toronto, $21,466
Forest City Gallery, London, $25,574
Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, $50,318
Gallery 101 . Galerie 101, Ottawa, $40,901
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, $73,356
Gallery TPW (Toronto Photographers Workshop), Toronto, $41,593
Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, $28,400
Latin American Canadian Art Projects, Toronto, $18,743
London Clay Art Centre, London, $19,301
Mercer Union, Toronto, $48,945
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston, $26,067
Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, $29,300
Open Studio, Toronto, $48,620
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, $59,471
South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), Toronto, $29,300
Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, $11,729
White Water Gallery, North Bay, $16,846
YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, $42,820