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October 12, 2022

Deaf and Disability Arts Grants: Materials for Visual Artists

Hosted by Ontario Arts Council

The program supports Ontario-based professional Deaf artists and artists with disabilities working in visual art or craft practices to purchase materials.

Application Deadline date October 12, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Grant amount(s) Deaf and Disability Arts Projects: Materials for Visual Artists: $500 Important: Partial grants are not awarded. Applicants must have at least $500 of eligible expenses.

Eligible applicants Deaf artists or artists with disabilities, working in visual arts or craft practices including basketry, beading, carving, digital media, drawing, glass, jewelry, leather work, metal work, mixed media, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, textile/fibre art, traditional/customary Indigenous arts, woodworking.

The OAC identifies artists with disabilities as people who have physical, mental or learning conditions with long-term, temporary or varying effects that may be apparent or not.

The OAC identifies Deaf artists as distinct from artists with disabilities based on the Canadian Hearing Society’s definition of “Culturally Deaf,” a term that refers to individuals who identify with and participate in the language, culture, and community of Deaf people.

What this program funds

  • materials and supplies including: beads, brushes, canvas, clay, fabric, inks, metals, paint, paper, pencils, pens, photographic printing, stone, thread, wood, software, other art materials
  • small tools (e.g. carving tools, scissors, accessibility tools)
  • small-scale equipment, software, electronics and similar materials required to carry out the project
  • shipping and delivery costs
  • childcare and other dependant care fees enabling individuals to take part in the project (this does not include regular, ongoing expenses)
  • expenses related to making the project accessible to audience members and project participants (other than the applicant) who are Deaf or have a disability

Note: Applicants to this program who identify as Deaf or as having a disability may apply for supplementary funds for their own accessibility expenses through Accessibility Fund: Project Support.

Accessibility

Applicants to this program who identify as Deaf or as having a disability may apply for supplementary funds for their own accessibility expenses through Accessibility Fund: Project Support.

Organizations

Ontario Arts Council

121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3M5, Canada

Phone number: (416) 961-1660

Email: info@arts.on.ca

OAC is an agency that operates at arm's length from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Indigenous arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Francophone arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.