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May 31, 2022

2022 JRG Awards

Hosted by JRG Society for the Arts

Canada wide call for emerging artists with disabilities.

This grant aims to sponsor artists with disabilities in preparing and presenting artwork across a variety of disciplines. The grant to be awarded will be between $3,000 and $3,500, which will be distributed to one successful applicant. 

For the JRG Grant, applicants must:

  • Be an emerging artist
  • Identify as a person with a disability/disabilities
  • Be seeking funds in support of developing and/or presenting an artistic project
  • Reside in Canada

Projects can be in any artistic discipline (i.e. filmmaking, visual art, theatre, dance, writing, etc). Applicants who are not successful may re-apply in future years.

New extended deadline for application: May 31, 2022


We welcome and encourage applications from artists with disabilities who experience multiple structural barriers to resources and artistic development opportunities, i.e. women; transgender and non-binary artists; Indigenous artists; Black artists; artists of colour; queer artists, low-income, poor, and working-class artists, etc.

Please email jrgsocietyforthearts@gmail.com with any questions.


JRG Society for the Arts

JRG Society for the Arts is a registered Canadian charity devoted to making a difference in the lives of artists with disabilities in memory of Justin Robin Grant, who passed on July 12, 2015. JRG assists Deaf, Disabled and MAD artists to create beautiful art, pursue their goals and share their talent with the world.