Open Door

Toronto Arts Council

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Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Contact Information

Kadija de Paula

Interim Strategic Programs Manager


Phone Number: 416-392-6802 x 231


All funds are available in English and French.

Grant Description

Open Door supports ideas with the potential to create transformative change for arts organizations and collectives and/or the arts sector. Open Door projects demonstrate innovation and support experimentation and risk-taking. The program supports projects that invest in community partnerships, collaborative leadership, and the sharing of knowledge.


    Additional Information

    There is no set grant amount or maximum request for this program. This grant may cover up to 100% of project costs. Grants awarded may be less than the full amount requested.

    Eligible expenses may include extraordinary costs - including equipment purchases required to improve access and participant safety - that allow arts organizations to function and present arts activities in the context of public health restrictions. Projects involving equipment purchase may request up to 25% of the total budget towards these costs. You will be required to submit an Access Plan and Budget that describes how the equipment is intrinsic to the project and how you will accommodate audience and participant access needs.

    Toronto Arts Council recognizes that the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities within the arts sector. The program will prioritize support for projects that are led or created by and/or primarily involve a majority of artists or arts workers from one or more of TAC equity priority groups. Visit our Equity Framework page for more information. Consideration will also go to organizations and collectives that support artists, arts workers, and communities most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicant Type
    Artistic Discipline
    Any or All Disciplines | Architecture | Crafts/Artisan | Literary arts | Media Arts | Music and Sound | Performing arts - Dance | Performing arts - Theatre | Performing arts - Other | Visual Arts
    Funding Type
    Project: Creating and Presenting | Strategic Funding
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