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Shoshana Wasser

Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
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Grants for Projects by Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Curators

August 6, 2015

Reading the Talk
Image from Reading the Talk, curated by Rachelle Dickenson and Lisa Myers, featuring the work of artists Patricia Deadman ( “Giardino dei Semplici” ), Hannah Claus (“our minds are one”) and Vanessa Dion Fletcher (“Relationship or Transaction”) presented at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s Aboriginal Curatorial Projects and Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects programs provide grants of up to $30,000.The programs support the work of independent Aboriginal or culturally diverse curators to develop a visual, media arts or craft exhibition project that presents and documents the work of professional artists in an Ontario venue. The programs aim to invest in the exhibition infrastructure of Ontario, and to build connections between galleries, audiences and Aboriginal and culturally diverse curators.

These grants are available to public art galleries, artist-run centres and other presenting organizations working with independent Aboriginal or culturally diverse curators on an eligible project.
Both curatorial programs are open to organizations that meet program eligibility criteria, including those that already receive operating funding from the visual arts office at OAC.

The deadline for these programs is October 1, 2015. Watch Preparing Effective Support Material for Visual Arts and Craft Grant Applications for helpful tips, including information about submitting audio-visual support material.

* Culturally diverse refers to persons of colour based on the Government of Canada’s definition of “visible minorities,” which is “persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.”

Contact Information

Janice Lambrakos
Information Services Coordinator
416-969-7429  | toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7429