Grant Details


Presentation & Promotion

Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



Visual Arts



Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance

Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.


The program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices in the presentation of their artwork in a confirmed public exhibition.

This is a third-party recommender program. Using Nova, OAC’s online grant application system, artists apply to the galleries and organizations designated as recommenders for the program. These recommenders assess applications and submit grant recommendations to OAC. See About Recommender Grants below for more information on the grant application process.


Recommenders may identify priorities for funding in addition to OAC’s priority groups.

Deadline dates

The 2023-24 program is open from early June 2023 until January 16, 2024, 1:00 p.m. ET.

Each recommender either sets its own deadlines or assesses applications on an ongoing basis until their budget is spent. See the Recommenders for Exhibition Assistance web page for deadline information.

Note that the list of participating recommenders is posted in June 2023 when the program opens and is subject to updates and changes during the program year. Be sure to check this list shortly before applying to a recommender to confirm that it is accepting applications.

If you choose a recommender that does not have set deadlines, be aware that the recommender will stop accepting applications once it has reached its funding limit for the year. This may happen at any time, including while you are working on an application. In this situation, even if you started your draft while the recommender was still available, you will not be able to submit your application, and it will not be considered for funding. If other recommenders are still accepting applications and your application is eligible, consider submitting it to one of them instead.

For more information, visit Ontario Arts Council