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Exhibition Assistance Grants

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance


The program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their artwork in a confirmed public exhibition.

This is a third-party recommender program. Using Nova, OAC’s online grant application system, artists may apply to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery as a recommender for the program. The RMG assess these applications and submits grant recommendations to OAC.

Deadlines for submission to the RMG are:  

  • July 15, 2020
  • October 1, 2020

Grant Information: 

  • You may apply for a minimum $500, maximum $2,000
  • You may apply for only one exhibition per application.
  • You may receive up to $2,000 in Exhibition Assistance grants, for applications submitted during the program year. This amount can be from more than one recommender, and towards one or more exhibitions.
  • Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested.

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