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Deaf and Disability Arts - Materials for Visual Artists

Grants to Ontario Professional Artists Who are Deaf or Have
a Disability to Purchase Materials Related to Craft or Visual Arts

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Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

Deadline Date:

10/10/19 1:00 PM ET


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Grants of up to $500 to Ontario professional artists in the craft or visual art disciplines who are deaf or have a disability. Funding may be used to purchase tools, materials, software and delivery costs. Applications are welcome from artists working in practices such as carving, beading, basketry, drawing, digital media, glass, jewelry, leatherwork, metalwork, mixed media, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, textile and fiber art, traditional/customary Indigenous arts, and woodworking.

This program funds: 

  • Materials and supplies including beads, brushes, canvas, clay, fabric, inks, metals, paint, paper, pencils, pens, photographic printing, stone, thread, wood, software, other art materials
  • Small tools (e.g. carving tools, scissors, accessibility tools)
  • Shipping and delivery costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164733

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500

Term of Contract:

The activity for which you are requesting funding:
- Cannot start before the deadline
- Cannot finish before you receive your grant results
- Must be completed no more than two years after you receive the grant results

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Deaf artists or artists with disabilities, working in visual arts or craft practices including basketry, beading, carving, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, leatherwork, metalwork, mixed media, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, textile/fibre art, traditional/customary Indigenous arts, woodworking

Ineligible applicants:
- Full-time students (i.e. taking more than two courses)

This program does not fund:
- Major capital expenditures, including buying, leasing or renovating buildings and purchase of major equipment studio set-up
- Materials and supplies for student projects in all education levels
- Business and promotional expenses (websites, business cards)
- Cost of producing a commercial production line (i.e., to have your designs manufactured by someone else) materials and supplies for workshop activities

For additional eligibility criteria, see:

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 10, 2019, 1:00 PM ET.

Grant notification will be available approximately three months after the deadline.

If you require application support to complete your application, please make your request at least six weeks before the program deadline.

Guide to OAC Assesment:
Preparing Effective Support Material for Visual Arts and Craft Grant Applications:
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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Bushra Junaid, Officer
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 7407

Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Officer
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7419

Habibah Haque, Program Administrator
416-961-1660 ext. 5081
Toll-free in Ontario: ​​​​​1-800-387-0058 ext. 5081

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario