Foundation / Corporation
Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and Toronto Public Library (TPL)
09/16/19 11:59 PM
Grants of $20,000 to Toronto, Ontario nonprofit organizations and artists for art residencies in selected public libraries. Applicants must contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to create new opportunities for local artists of all disciplines and increase arts access in underserved communities
Participating libraries for the 2019 grant deadline include Albion Branch, Cedarbrae Branch, Downsview Branch, Fairview Branch, Malvern Branch, Mimico Centennial Branch, Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, Richview Branch, Scarborough Civic Centre Branch, and York Woods (Yorkgate Mall) Branch.
Artists in the Library is an artist residency program intended to create new collaborative opportunities for Toronto artists and increase arts access in underserved communities by animating libraries in Etobicoke, North York, and Scarborough. The Artists in the Library program provides funding to professional artists, arts organizations and collectives working in any artistic discipline to undertake community-engaged artist residencies in selected branches of the Toronto Public Library. Resident artists will deliver free public arts programming, such as performance creation programs, community-engaged arts programs, visual and media arts installations and exhibitions, workshops, artist-talks, open studio sessions, arts education programs, mentorship opportunities, performances and other public arts activities.
The grant amount includes artist fees for both offsite preparation time and onsite program delivery time, travel expenses, all materials, and any other project expenses incurred by the applicant.
Residencies should be comprised of approximately 225 hours (based on a solo artist residency) of onsite public programming in total, depending on the programming activity and the number of artists involved. Programming schedules are developed by artists/organizations/collectives in conjunction with TPL branch staff. Timing, space, scheduling, and availability may be limited, depending on the branch. Public programming activities must take place at the branch. Offsite public activities will not be eligible. Programming activities can take place in programming rooms, open spaces (i.e.:the stacks) or any space within the branch, subject to negotiation with TPL staff.
Please note: onsite public programming hours may include creation, rehearsal, performance, exhibition, workshop, open studio, public consultation, community-engaged practice, artist talks, readings, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 172829
- The grant amount is $20,000.
- Projects involving Deaf artists and artists with disabilities may apply for an additional TAC grant up to a maximum of $5,000.
Projects must take place in 2020. Most residencies will take place between September and December 2020 and may span either 3 or 4 months in duration, depending on the project and the branch.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For further information on this program, contact Strategic Programs Manager Erika Hennebury at:
416-392-6802 ext. 219
26 Grand Trunk Crescent, Suite 200