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 break will receive funding retroactively should their applications be successful.


2019/2020 deadlines:

September 20, 2019
January 17, 2020

** 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.