Toronto Arts Council’s Literary Arts programs support the development of writing, reading series, festivals, performances and other literary activities in Toronto.

Two speakers on stage talking in front of an audience at the International Festival of Authors.
International Festival of Authors. Authors Andre Alexis, Kia Corthron and Elieen Myles (on skype) talking about Arts and Politics in the times of resistance. Photo by Brian Medina (2017)

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

In 2017, TAC allocated $160,100 in Annual Operating grants to 6 literary organizations, $93,580 in Project grants to 17 literary organizations or collectives, and $430,000 in Grants to Writers to 53 individuals.