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 on an ongoing basis 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 break will receive funding retroactively should their applications be successful.


2020/2021 deadlines:

In response to the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on public exhibitions YYZ has moved to a rolling deadline.

** 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.