CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists who live and work on the margins. CUE has designed a high-access funding program offering not only financial support for art projects, but also consultation in preparing project proposals, support throughout the production process, and opportunities for public exhibition.
CUE operates the Margin of Eras Gallery, multidisciplinary arts space dedicated to showcasing the work of new-generation artists who live and work on the margins.
CUE has just opened up a new grant cycle for artists who are facing systemic barriers to accessing professional arts opportunities. Applicants can apply for a grant of up to $1000 to produce an art project in any discipline. Application Deadline is October 31, 2019.
CUE Art Grants are for artists who:
Work in any artistic discipline
Have a solid idea for an art project that can be completed in 3 months, and can be exhibited or presented to the public in some way.
Demonstrate experience in their medium.
Have a track record of finishing projects and following through on goals.
Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, or Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding.
Are not in a Masters program in a post secondary institution, and do not hold a Masters degree.
Connect with CUE before submitting an application
Groups of artists working collaboratively may apply, however, one artist must be responsible for acting as the project lead and being accountable for funds.
The Grant Process:
CUE team members host information sessions at various locations across the City of Toronto
Artists meet with CUE before submitting an application, and receive consultation in developing project proposals
Proposals are reviewed by peer jury of artists and arts professionals. Results are released and feedback is included
for every applicant
Artists approved for grants receive funds and are given 3 months to produce projects. CUE remains available to artists throughout the production process to provide support in a variety of ways
Artists submit final documentation that will be uploaded to CUE’s website, and short final reports about the process
All artworks are exhibited/performed in a group show(s)
CUE remains available to artists as a resource to help make connections with various future opportunities, lend
consultation on external funding proposals, and help artists keep developing their careers and practices.
Drop-in Grant Writing Sessions:
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 3-8pm at Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West
TUESDAY OCTOBER 1, 3-8pm at Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 3-8pm at SKETCH, 1800 Shaw Street Unit 201
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 3-8pm at Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West
TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 3-8pm at Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West
TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 3-8pm at Margin of Eras Gallery, 1684 Queen St. West