Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship

Toronto Arts Council

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Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Contact Information

Liza Mattimore

Strategic Programs Manager


Phone Number: 416-392-6802 extension 231


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program provides support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice and to further their integration and inclusion to Toronto. We define a newcomer as: an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years; a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada.

The program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional artists to be mentored (guided) in their chosen arts discipline.

The mentorship application is submitted by the newcomer artist with the mentor as the co-applicant. Both the applicant and the mentor must identify as professional artists.

    Additional Information

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    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines, Architecture, Literary arts, Performing arts - Dance, Performing arts - Theatre, Performing arts - Other, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Crafts/Artisan, Music and Sound
    Funding Type
    Professional Development
    Priority Community
    Immigrant, Refugee, or New To Canada
    Career Type


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