Application Deadlines

Partners in Art (PIA) funds projects via our Project Development (PD) Committee.

We currently offer three annual funding streams for arts organizations and artists:

Grants for Projects $10,000 and under and $10,000 and over are open to arts organizations with charitable numbers.

Artist-Direct Creation Grants are open to artists who have confirmed exhibitions in the Greater Toronto Area within 18 months of submitting an application.

Please note the specific deadlines, application forms, and eligibility for each stream via the buttons below.

For any questions regarding Grants for Projects $10,000 and over and $10,000 and under, please email

For questions regarding the Artist-Direct Creation Grant, please email

Grants for Projects $10,000 and over

CLOSED for 2023: For projects happening in 2025, that fall in the $10,000 and over category, PIA is accepting applications between Jul. 15-31, 2024. Applicants can expect to hear the results of adjudication in mid-November 2024.

Grants for Projects $10,000 and under

OPENING Jan. 2024: For projects happening in 2024, that fall in the $10,000 and under category, PIA is accepting applications between Jan. 15-31, 2024. Applicants can anticipate a response in early Spring 2024.

Artist-Direct Creation Grant

OPENING Feb. 2024: PIA recently announced the Artist-Direct Creation Grant which will award funds directly to artists who have confirmed exhibitions in the Greater Toronto Area within 18 months of submitting an application. The goal of PIA’s Artist-Direct Creation Grants is to provide funds directly to artists to cover supplies, materials, and production costs, and up to 50% of the grant can be used to pay for their time and labor.

PIA’s Artist-Direct Creation Grants will give priority to emerging and mid-career artists, as well as IBPOC folks and other underrepresented/equity-seeking groups in the cultural sector. Grants for 2024 will be awarded in allotments of $5000.

*Please note: Further information regarding eligibility and application process will now be released in early 2024. 


PIA’s mission is to “fund and champion contemporary visual art through philanthropy, volunteerism and education”. In this pursuit, PIA supports artists and projects that provide thoughtful and challenging perspectives on our world. As a result, PIA may, at times, associate itself with controversial points of view, opinions, and activism from the diverse individuals and groups that PIA supports. The views expressed by these individuals and organizations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policies or points of view of PIA or its members. PIA is comprised of 200+ members from different cultural, ethnic, and religious demographics, and as an organization, PIA strives to meet our core principles of tolerance, the health of dissent, freedom of association, and freedom of expression.