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Did you know that Artcite is a third-party recommender gallery for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Grant Program?

These grants (min. $500 to a max. $1500 / annum) are available to artists to assist with costs directly related to the presentation of a confirmed, upcoming exhibition. These costs may include framing, shipping, crating, a/v equipment rentals, invitation printing, etc. Please note that production expenses are ineligible.

Applicants must be professional visual artists and Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and residents of Ontario. Artists applying to Artcite Inc. for Exhibition Assistance only must be residents of Region 1 as defined by the OAC.

To apply, send maximum of 10 digital images (jpegs on Apple compatible CD, DVD, or USB stick, please), video, slides or other supporting visuals; grant budget; letter of confirmation from the exhibiting gallery/venue; artist’s statement; CV; etc.

Deadlines for submissions are: July 10, 2017, October 10, 2017, January 10, 2018. We continue to accept applications between February and May.

If you’re interested in applying to Artcite for OAC Exhibition Assistance, call the friendly Artcite staff @ 519-977-6564 TODAY. (Hint: best to apply early—these funds go fa$$$$t!!)


  • Applicants may receive more than one grant towards the same exhibition, as long as the total for the program year does not exceed $1,500.
  • There is a new fillable PDF application form to print out and send to recommenders.
  • The process for notifying applicants of grant results has changed. Applicants must create a profile online in Nova. OAC will email applicants to notify them that their notification letter is available in Nova. See the application form for further details.


Click here for more info and to download the application form.