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 $2,000 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in an exhibition.

Applications are assessed by the deadlines below. We continue to accept applications during the program break between March and May; they will be assessed after the October deadline. Those who apply for shows during the program break will receive funding retroactively should their applications be successful.


YYZ’s 2023/2024 deadlines:

Friday October 6, 2023

Friday January 5, 2024

Recent changes

  • Applicants no longer need to apply before their exhibition start date. When the 2023-24 program opens in June 2023, applicants may apply for exhibitions that start on or after January 13, 2023.
  • Photo printing is now an eligible expense.