Black Arts Projects

Toronto Arts Council

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Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with notification of results released approximately 4 months after submission date.




Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Contact Information

Timaj Garad

Outreach and Access Program Manager


Phone Number: 416-392-6802 x 209


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The Black Arts Projects Program supports arts projects by Black artists, Black artist collectives, and  Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving organizations1. For the purpose of this program, “Black”  refers to African descendant people across the diaspora including but not limited to African Canadian,  Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, East African, West African, Southern and Central African, Afro-Arab, Afro Indigenous, etc. This funding program is intended to support the development, continuation, and  flourishing of Black arts communities.

This program is multidisciplinary and recognizes a diversity of art practice, including new and emerging art forms, culturally relevant art practices, and multi/ interdisciplinary arts projects. Applicants can apply for projects that engage one or multiple arts disciplines. Applicants may apply in one of two categories described below:

Additional Information

Applicants must identify as a Black professional artist2 or artist collective, or be an incorporated not-for-profit arts organization that is Black-led, Black-focused, and Black-serving, including a majority of Black members on its Board of Directors and Board Executive.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Type
Individual, Organization
Artistic Discipline
Any or All Disciplines
Funding Type
Priority Community
Artists of Colour
Career Type


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