The city of Toronto has a variety of new resources and events specifically geared towards Newcomer Artists. It's time to take advantage! Join the CSI (Centre for Socical Innovation) and The Myseum for a (1) networking event featuring free workshops and speakers. And nominate yourself or someone you know for the (2)The RBC Access Fund, which offers up to $1500 in support of arts projects (artist fees, supplies, equipment rental and other costs) and professional development!
1. The Myseum Connects: Borders and Barriers Creating Cultural Networks for Newcomers (Deadline June 6th 2018) In partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation, get together for a networking event for newcomers to meet and make connections with some of Toronto’s key arts & culture organization representatives. We will have a keynote address by Dr. Duke Redbird and free workshops.
- Introduction to Grants facilitated by Ontario Arts Council
Join the Ontario Arts Council for a free grant writing information session. Learn about the Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour program, other OAC programs, and applying using Nova, OAC’s online application system.
- Staying Updated facilitated by Paralia Newcomer Arts Network
This workshop, geared towards emerging visual artists and arts administrators, will provide tips and online resources to keep yourself up-to-date with call for submissions, work opportunities, grants, and arts & culture related events taking place across Toronto.
- Employment in Arts and Culture facilitated by WorkInCulture
The cultural sector embraces a wide range of disciplines including music, dance, theatre, film, literature, heritage, craft, visual art and design. The City of Toronto in particular, has a strong and vibrant cultural sector that continues to grow, attract, and develop a community of workers who are eager to showcase their creativity and talents. Join WorkInCulture for an introduction into the employment in the cultural sector – you will receive an overview of arts & culture career paths and resources to help you understand how your skills could be applied to a range of employment opportunities
RSVP and find more info at paralianewcomerarts.com !
2. The RBC Arts Access Fund (Deadline: June 15, 2018) is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The Funds range from $500 to $1500 and supports costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event. In addition to art projects, this fund also supports professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills in working with community.
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The RBC Arts Access Fund is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The Funds range from $500 to $1500 and are intended to support costs associated with arts projects, such as artist fees, art supplies, equipment rental, space rental and food costs for a workshop or event.
In addition to art projects, this fund also supports professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills in working with community.
You are eligible to have support by other partners, organizations and artists, however the project itself should be your vision.
Applicants must be:
- Residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline.
- Newcomers who have been in Canada between 1 and 7 years
- A permanent resident or Canadian citizen
- Be over 18 years old
- A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network, if you are not a member, sign up here
*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Fund per year.
- Round 1: JUNE 15, 2018 | 11:59PM
- Round 2: OCTOBER 1, 2018 | 11:59PM
INTERESTED IN NOMINATING/SELF-NOMINATING?
2. Create a Smart Simple account
3. Submit your nomination form
- Nominees can save their application at any time before submission by clicking ‘Save Draft.’ Nominees can log-in and out of TAF Awards portal as many times as needed before clicking ‘Submit.’
- Please ensure you are on the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards portal and NOT Toronto Arts Council.
Please contact Angie at 416-392-6802 x 218 or email angie(at)torontoarts(dot)org