Grants

GRANTS

WON LEE FELLOWSHIP

$1,000.00 cash award

Deadline for Nominations: Currently Closed, 2020 dates to be determined

The Won Lee Fellowship is a $1,000 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad or Disabled. You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award.

Nominations should describe the nominated individual’s artistic practice, how they demonstrate their commitment to their work and answer the question “what does being a hard-working artist mean to you/the artist?”

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Canada
  • Be a practicing artist, either emerging or mid-career
  • Identify as Deaf, Mad, Neurodivergent or Disabled

Applications may be made in one of the following formats:

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

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

Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline. Currently Closed.

Tangled accepts applications on an ongoing basis while the program is active until we have allocated all of the available funding, or until the program deadline in January of each year.*

*Applicants will no longer be able to complete an application in Nova during the program’s inactive period, i.e. between January 16 and June. However, support will still be available to artists with exhibitions opening during this period: once the 2020-21 program opens, applicants may apply for exhibitions that have start dates from January 15, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

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.

Applications must be submitted before exhibitions are mounted.

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 about eight weeks with whether or not we’ve recommended your project be funded.

OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant

Application Deadline: Currently Closed, 2020 dates to be determined.

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 $5,000 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 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 about 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.