The Exhibition Assistance grant is available to artists who have confirmed upcoming exhibitions either locally, nationally or internationally. The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Applications are assessed twice a year by YYZ. We continue to accept applications during the program break between March and May; they will be assessed after the September deadline. Those who apply for shows during the program breakwill receive funding retroactively should their applications be successful.


2016/2017 deadlines:

September 14, 2018
January 15, 2019

** Recent changes

  • Applications are now submitted through Nova.
  • The maximum amount has been increased to $2,000.
  • Applicants may submit up to three Exhibition Assistance applications at a time.
  • Recommenders no longer notify applicants. All applicants are notified by OAC through their Nova account.