Call for Submissions: Artists in the Library Program, Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and Toronto Public Library (TPL)

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) and Toronto Public Library (TPL) have expanded the popular Artists in the Library program, doubling the number of grants to be awarded this year.

There are 10 grant opportunities available for artist residencies in 2015, in library branches outside the downtown core.  Each grant awarded is $20,000 for activities taking place between September and December, 2015 in the following branches:

  • Cedarbrae, 545 Markham Road
  • Don Mills, 888 Lawrence Avenue East
  • Downsview, 2793 Keele Street
  • Fairview, 35 Fairview Mall Drive
  • Hillcrest, 5801 Leslie Street
  • Mimico Centennial, 47 Station Road
  • Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood
  • Richview, 1806 Islington Avenue
  • Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
  • York Woods, 1785 Finch Avenue West

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.  Application forms can be found here.

Please contact Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts Officer, at with any questions.

The Artists in the Library program is a TAC strategic initiative aimed at animating public spaces and creating new access points for local arts activities outside the downtown core.  In 2013, the first year for the Artists in the Library program, 67 applications were received and five grants of $20,000 each distributed.  For details of all TAC 2013 recipients, please click here.  For more information on TAC’s priorities, please click here.

About Toronto Arts Council
Founded in 1974 as an arm’s-length body of the City of Toronto, Toronto Arts Council is committed to artistic excellence, innovation, and accessibility throughout every neighbourhood of Toronto. Through its grants programs, TAC supports a wide spectrum of artistic endeavour that makes the City of Toronto one of the leading cultural centres in Canada. TAC supports a broad cross-section of arts practice, reflecting the diversity of artists, arts communities and audiences that it serves.