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.


YYZ’s 2022/2023 deadlines:

Tuesday October 4, 2022.

Monday January 2, 2023

Recent changes

  • Applicants no longer need to apply before their exhibition start date. When the 2022-23 program opens in June 2022, applicants may apply for exhibitions that start on or after January 14, 2022.
  • Photo printing is now an eligible expense.