Indigenous Arts

Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Projects program is open to Indigenous organizations, collectives and professional artists working in any discipline.

A woman painting a turtle shell.
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Here on Turtle’s Back program, 7th Generation Image Makers (2017)

New applicants to the Indigenous Arts program are advised to contact the Indigenous Arts Program Manager prior to completing an application form in order to confirm eligibility.

The Indigenous Arts Projects program is a TAC discipline program, open to applicants who do not access TAC funding through operating funding or other discipline programs during the application year. 2015 was the pilot year for the program.

In 2017, TAC allocated $157,000 in Indigenous Arts Projects grants to 16 organizations, collectives or individuals.