Visual Arts Projects

Date Posted
May 30, 2024
Opportunity with
The Ontario Arts Council
Application Deadline
October 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm
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The program supports not-for-profit arts organizations, ad hoc groups, collectives, and independent curators to research, present or document the work of professional Ontario visual artists and connect them with Ontario audiences, or to undertake other initiatives that benefit the visual arts community. Projects may include exhibitions, festivals, catalogues/publications, curatorial research, residency programs (see full list in What this program funds below).


The program has four categories:

  • Galleries, artist-run centres and other not-for-profit arts organizations
  • Ad hoc groups and collectives
  • Independent curators – presentation projects
  • Independent curators – research projects


  • Individual artists are not eligible to apply for creation or presentation projects.
  • Projects must include the payment of professional artist fees.
  • Projects and programming activities that take place in galleries or artist-run centres that receive operating grants through OAC’s visual arts section are not eligible.
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