Creative Communities Mid-Cycle Operating Funding

Application deadline: March 11, 2024

For questions about this program, contact Kevin Reigh, Senior Manager, Arts Discipline Programs

What does this program support?

The Creative Communities Program provides Multi-Year Operating support to professional non-profit Toronto arts organizations engaged on an ongoing basis in work that enables public participation in arts and culture. Funding through this program supports both operations and programming. The City of Toronto supports this program through a funding allocation approved annually by Toronto City Council.

Art practiced at a community level creates a powerful sense of inclusion, understanding, and the possibility of self-expression among participants. It can involve one or more art practices, such as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and storytelling. The collaborative involvement of professional artists with community members is a necessary component.

Grants awarded may be less than the full amount requested. These grants contribute to the artistic and administrative costs associated with an organization’s ongoing theatre activities. TAC does not provide funding for capital projects (e.g. equipment, renovations, purchase of buildings), fundraising events/projects or deficit reduction.

Who can apply?

  • ONLY organizations/collectives that have been already receiving a Multi-Year operating grant and are in the second or third year of their multi-year cycle may apply to this program.

  • The first year of the multi-year cycle for Creative Communities Operating program is 2024.

  • First time applicants may only apply to the Annual Operating program in the first year of a multi-year cycle.

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