NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Deadline: October 15, 2019 at 11:59PM, 2019
About: The RBC Arts Access Award is designed to support newcomer artists across Toronto. The awards range from $500 to $1500 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. Additionally, awards may also support professional development, training and mentorship requests for newcomer artists looking to improve their skills regarding working in and with community.
Applicants must be:
Newcomer who has been in Canada for no more than 7 years
Canadian Citizen, or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), have an application pending for Permanent Resident status, or be a Protected Person (approved refugee claimant)
Over 18 years old
Live in the City of Toronto or GTA (Halton, Peel, York and Durham municipalities)
A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network - If you are not a member, sign up here
*Artists can receive only one RBC Arts Access Award per year.
Selection Process: An award panel of up to 5 professional artists will review candidate profiles and make recipient recommendations. Award panelists are selected for their expertise, credibility and experience along with sense of history and perspective. Each award panel is comprised of participants who are practitioners of community-engaged arts, newcomer artists and community leaders.
Awards will be awarded based on the following criteria:
What is the potential impact of the proposed project on the artist and/or community?
Does the artist have the ability and resources to carry out the project as described?
For those requesting paid mentorship and training support:
How will the opportunity develop their work as an artist?