Grants

GRANTS


OAC Recommender Grants

Tangled is proud to be an Ontario Arts Council Recommender organization for the Exhibition Assistance Grant and the Theatre Creators Reserve Grant.

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

Slides and speaker’s notes from the OAC Recommender Grants Information Session on September 23 are available. The full transcript of the Information Session will be available shortly. 

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022, 1 pm EST

Tangled participates in the OAC’s Exhibition Assistance Funding Grant Recommender Program each year between June and January. The Exhibition Assistance program provides grants ranging from $500 to $2000 to assist artists with costs related to presenting their work in a confirmed, upcoming exhibition.

This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists, media artists, and artist collectives who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition. Exhibitions in Ontario, other Canadian provinces, and in international locations are all eligible. Tangled only accepts applications from artists who identify as Disabled, Deaf, or Mad.

Covid-19 Updates:

This year, please ensure that all documentation confirming your exhibition is dated within 2 months of your application. Online/Virtual exhibitions may be eligible as long as they are presented by a gallery, museum, or another professional exhibition platform. Self-presented virtual exhibitions are not eligible.
Before writing your application, please read the Program Guidelines by clicking here, as it includes information about eligible expenses.

Application Guidelines

To apply, you need to submit:

  • A completed application in Nova
  • The OAC will get back to you within eight weeks with whether or not we’ve recommended your project be funded.

OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022, 1pm EST

Are you a theatre artist or a playwright who identifies as Disabled, Mad, or Deaf?
Tangled is a Recommender for the OAC’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve funding grant program. This program provides grants ranging from $1000 to $3,000 to assist theatre creators, playwrights, and informal collectives with costs related to developing a theatrical work, including developing relationships with other theatre artists.

Before writing your application, please read the Program Guidelines by clicking here, as it includes information about eligible activities and expenses.

Application Guidelines

To apply, you need to submit:

  • A completed application in Nova
  • A résumé or CV
  • A brief description of your project (up to 500 words)
  • Support materials relevant to this grant application (e.g. a script/writing sample, a/v material)*

* If possible, please provide samples related to your current project, if it is still in early development and that is not possible, please try to provide a breakdown or outline of the project alongside your writing/av sample/material.

The OAC will get back to you within six weeks after the deadline about whether we’ve recommended your project be funded.

Application Support

The OAC has Alternative Services and Application Processes available for Deaf, Disabled, Mad and Indigenous people, and an Accessibility Fund for Application Support available to cover the costs of assistance from service providers to complete applications. Up to $500 is available per eligible applicant per fiscal year. To learn more about what is available please click here. For information on how to apply for and access the Application Support fund please contact Bushra Junaid, Deaf and Disability Arts Program Officer.

Telephone: 416-969-7407, toll-free at 1-800-387-0058 (extension 7407)

Email: [email protected]

If you are interested in other tips please connect with Tangled staff about this program, you can email [email protected] with the subject line “OAC Recommender Grant Assistance Question” or call us at 647-725-5064.

You can also connect with the OAC staff responsible for the funding program.

For Theatre Creators Reserve Grant, please contact Lucy Gouveia, Theatre Program Administrator.
Telephone: 416-969-7432, toll-free at 1-800-387-0058 (extension 7432)
Email: [email protected].

For Exhibition Assistance Grant, contact Emily Jeffers, Program Administrator.
Telephone: 416-969-7461, toll-free 1-800-387-0058 (extension 7461)
Email: [email protected].

Tangled is proud to be an Ontario Arts Council Recommender organization for the Theatre Creators Reserve Grant and the Exhibition Assistance Grant.


WON LEE FELLOWSHIP

$1,500.00 cash award

Deadline for Nominations: September 30, 2021

We’re excited to announce that applications for the Won Lee Fellowship are now open!

What is that, anyway?

It’s a $1,500 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad, or Disabled and lives in Canada. It’s generously provided by Won Lee, and distributed by us, the Tangled Art + Disability team.

Is it for me?

Yes, probably! Artists are welcome and encouraged to apply regardless of what art practice experience they have. Whether you’ve exhibited or not, whether you’ve been paid for your art before, are formally trained or self-taught, identity as a ‘professional artist’ or not, we are excited to consider your application.

How will you be judging my work?

We know it can be anxiety-inducing to not know what a call for applications is ‘looking for.’ The jury is made up of Deaf, Disabled, and Mad-identified artists from our community (a jury of your peers, if you will). We will be keeping an eye out for passion, commitment, and creativity.

Submissions should describe your artistic practice, how they demonstrate commitment to your work, and answer the question “What does being a hard-working artist mean to you?”

What formats can I apply in?

It’s all good! We accept applications in English, French, ASL, and/or LSQ. We welcome applications in whatever formats are most accessible to you, including video or audio submissions. If you’ve thought of a format that we don’t list here, let us know. We know everyone has different digital submission preferences, and we’re happy to accept whatever works best for you (i.e. a Word doc, a PDF, a Google doc, etc.)

Please send all applications to [email protected] with subject line “Won Lee Fellowship”

How long should my application be?

Please send us one of the following:

→ a written statement between 250 – 400 words in English or French

→ a video submission no longer than 4 minutes in English, French, ASL or LSQ

or

→ an audio submission no longer than 4 minutes in English or French

Accommodations

If you need any accommodations to support your application to the Fellowship that aren’t noted here, please contact [email protected].