Music Annual Operating

Toronto Arts Council

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Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Contact Information

Christy DiFelice

Music Program Manager


Phone Number: 416-392-6802 x 202


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

The Music Program provides Annual Operating support to professional, non-profit music organizations engaged in the creation, production and presentation of music, and other activities that contribute to the development of music, music artists, and music audiences in Toronto. Funding through this program supports both operations and programming. The City of Toronto supports this program through a funding allocation approved annually by Toronto City Council. The Music Program supports a diverse range of musical forms with a high priority given to organizations that demonstrate a consistent commitment to the development and performance of original works by Canadian composers.

    Additional Information

    First-time applicants to the Annual Operating program may only apply in the first year of a multi-year cycle. The next year first-time applicants may apply is:
    Choirs: 2022
    Opera: 2022
    Orchestras / Bands / Ensembles: 2023
    Presenters: 2023
    Service Organizations: 2024

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Artistic Discipline
    Music and Sound
    Funding Type
    Project: Creating and Presenting, Operational Funding
    Priority Community
    Career Type


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