Toolkits and Resources

External toolkits and resources to assist arts organizations, collectives and individuals.

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Arts Grants

A recent change to the rules in the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) will be a huge step forward for artists in Ontario who get benefits from these income support programs and receive arts grants. On December 13, 2017, the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced that, effective that day, arts grants are exempt as income and assets in both ODSP and OW. Click to learn more.

ODSP and Arts Grants brochure

External Resources

A list of Ontario and Toronto-based organizations that can further assist artists and organizations with grant applications, administrative, or capacity-building initiatives.

External Resources

Creative Champions Network: Resources for Board Members

Toronto Arts Foundation's Creative Champions Network provides networking and learning opportunities for Toronto’s 2,000+ arts board members. This extensive online resources section is designed to get you thinking about your board, from self-evaluation tools to information on fundraising, legal duties, the roles and responsibilities of an arts board, and more.

Creative Champions Network Resources

Artists' Health Alliance

Promoting the health and wellbeing of professional performing and creative artists.

Artists' Health Alliance website

Creative Trust

Open Source Toolkits (2014)

The Creative Trust Open Source Tool Kits are a compendium of processes, policies and program materials reflecting the most important thinking and activities in the success of Working Capital for the Arts.

Open Source Toolkits