TAC Eligibility Checklist

Are you eligible to apply for a TAC grant? This checklist of general guidelines will help you quickly determine your eligibility

Individual artists must…

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant) or have an application pending for Permanent Resident Status.
  • Have been a resident of Toronto for at least one year prior to the deadline, and live and work in Toronto for at least eight months of the year.
  • Be a “professional artist”, which the TAC defines as someone who has developed their skills through training and/or practice; is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic tradition; actively practices their art; seeks payment for their work; and has a history of public presentation. 
  • Not have an outstanding final report due in the stream that the grant application is being submitted.
  • Only receive one discipline-stream project grant and one strategic initiative grant per calendar year.

Organizations and collectives must…

  • Be located and operating in the City of Toronto.
  • Be an incorporated non-profit organization or a non-profit collective (two or more artists working together under a group name with associated bank account).
  • Have a track record of arts activity.
  • Have a viable administrative and financial plan for meeting the proposed activities.
  • Have received two project grants in order to be eligible for operating funding.
  • Not have an outstanding final report due in the stream that the grant application is being submitted.
  • Only receive one discipline-stream operating or project grant and one strategic initiative grant per calendar year.